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Chili Davis Drawn To Boston Red Sox By Club’s Winning Culture (Video)

The Boston Red Sox fell on hard times in 2014. One year doesn’t make or break an organization. Just ask hitting coach Chili Davis, who was hired by the Red Sox this offseason after Greg Colbrunn opted not to return for the 2015 season. Davis, who served as the Oakland Athletics’ hitting coach last season, told NESN’s Tom Caron on Wednesday that Boston’s winning culture...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons and with Boston's top minor-league team at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011. In a 19-year playing career as an outfielder and designated hitter, Davis was a three-time All-Star. The Red Sox also announced Thursday that Victor Rodriguez would...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chili Davis Named Red Sox’s Hitting Coach; Victor Rodriguez To Return

Chili Davis is the guy. The Red Sox officially named Davis their new major league hitting coach Thursday. The club also announced Victor Rodriguez will return for his third season as Boston’s assistant hitting coach. Davis spent the last three seasons serving as the Oakland Athletics’ big league hitting coach. The A’s finished third among American League teams in runs scored...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: Chili Davis ‘Good Choice’ As Red Sox’s New Hitting Coach

Chili Davis has David Ortiz’s stamp of approval. Ortiz is pleased with the Boston Red Sox’s reported decision to hire Davis as their new major league hitting coach, according to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham. Apparently, Davis would have been Ortiz’s choice to replace Greg Colbrunn, who opted not to return in 2015. “Very nice move. He knows so much,” Ortiz told Abraham...
Via NESN.com
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bringing Chili To Boston

According to ESPN and NESN, Chili Davis has signed a deal with the Boston Red Sox to become their latest hitting coach. Davis will replace Greg Colbrunn who was the Red Sox hitting coach since 2013, his first in the big leagues. Chili worked wonders with the Oakland Athletics, turning around a team that was near […]
Via Infield Single
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Boston Red Sox Hire Chili Davis As New Hitting Coach

The Boston Red Sox are hoping to improve their offensive output after a disappointing 2014 season, and they’re bringing in a new hitting coach to do it. According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have hired former MLB outfielder Chili Davis as their new hitting coach, replacing the void left by Greg Colbrunn, who elected not to return to the club after two seasons as the team’s...
Via NESN.com
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chili Davis Reaches Agreement To Be Red Sox Hitting Coach

Former Oakland Athletics and Pawtucket Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox to be their new head coach, as Greg Colbrunn decided not to return to the position. 
Via CLNS Radio
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hitting Coach Choices Down To Five

According to multiple reports, the Red Sox have narrowed their search for a new hitting coach to five: Bill Mueller, Somerville's Paul Sorrento, Tim Hyers, Worcester's Rich Gedman and Kevin Long. Earlier interest in Chili Davis seems to have waned. Our choice would be a tandem of Mueller and Gedman—similar to the 'two assistant hitting coach' model of the last few years. The team...
Via FenwayNation
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 'Interested' In Fired Empire Hitting Coach

Kevin LongAfter their own hitting coach (Greg Colbrunn) stepped down recently, the Red Sox are now expressing interest in hiring fired former Yankee hitting coach Kevin Long. For most of Long's tenure in the Bronx, The Evil Ones were among the elite offensive teams in the American League. Now, not so much. A raft of injuries and a roster more attuned to AARP than OBP, resulted in...
Via FenwayNation
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Gedman, Tim Hyers Among Candidates For Red Sox’s Hitting Coach Job

The Boston Red Sox are accelerating their search for a new hitting coach. The Red Sox plan to interview at least three candidates this week. The group includes Rich Gedman, Tim Hyers and Paul Sorrento, Red Sox manager John Farrell told The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham. Abraham notes that Boston’s list likely will expand. WEEI.com’s Alex Speier is hearing the same, adding that...
Via NESN.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Hitting Coach

With the season over, the final Sox offensive stats are in, and they are not good. 634 runs (11th in the AL). 123 homers (12th), a .316 OBP (8th). a .369 slugging percentage (14th). 1337 strikeouts (a club record). a .237 average with runners in scoring position (last in the league). The stats are more baffling when you examine the 2013 totals, including 97 victories and a World...
Via Fenway West
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Links: This ain’t your father’s ALCS

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The American League Championship Series was officially set over the weekend, with both the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals sweeping their respective series’. While the two clubs that will battle to represent the American League in the World Series aren’t the juggernauts that we’re used to seeing, both teams have risen to the occasion...
Via Fire Brand AL
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox hitting coach Colbrunn will not return

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new hitting coach. Greg Colbrunn, who was the team's hitting coach for the past two seasons, says he will not return for 2015. The 13-year major leaguer oversaw an offense that led baseball in runs, slugging and on-base percentage last year, when the Red Sox won the World Series. This year's team slumped and finished last in the AL...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox announce that hitting coach Greg Colbrunn won't return for the 2015 season.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by John WilcoxEarly this morning, the Red Sox Twitter account informed that Craig Colbrunn won't return for the 2015 season. Greg Colbrunn had his first season with the Red Sox last year, helping the team to lead the Major League with an average of 5.27 runs per game. As a contrast, this season the team only averaged a mediocre 3.91 runs per...
Via RedSoxLife
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Hitting Coach Colbrunn Not Returning in '15

Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn will not be in that position in 2015. Colbrunn announced he was not returning—after the team suffered a dramatic drop in offensive output between 2013 (his first year as coach) and 2014. Perhaps an additional factor in the decision was Colbrunn's health. Last June, he suffered a brain hemorrhage and missed six weeks of the season.
Via FenwayNation
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Colbrunn Not Coming Back As Boston Red Sox Hitting Coach In 2015

After two seasons as Red Sox hitting coach, Greg Colbrunn will not return in 2015, according to John Farrell. 
Via CLNS Radio
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hitting Coach Greg Colbrunn Not Returning To Position In 2015

John Farrell’s 2015 staff will feature a new major league hitting coach. Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn has elected not to return to the position in 2015, the club announced Friday. Colbrunn joined the organization as the big league hitting coach before the 2013 season. Colbrunn was hospitalized June 4 after suffering a brain hemorrhage during a road series against...
Via NESN.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Colbrunn Thrilled To Return To Red Sox After ‘Scary’ Experience

Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn couldn’t be happier about returning to work. Colbrunn, who was hospitalized June 4 after suffering a brain hemorrhage, rejoined the Red Sox before Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park. The 44-year-old was anxious to jump back into the swing of things, though he’ll forever be grateful for overcoming his frightening...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hitting Coach Greg Colbrunn To Rejoin Club Monday In Boston

NEW YORK — Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn will rejoin the club Monday in Boston, according to manager John Farrell. Colbrunn was hospitalized June 4 after suffering a brain hemorrhage before a game in Cleveland. It previously was unclear if and when Colbrunn would return to work, but he’s expected to be at Fenway Park for the beginning of Boston’s 10-game homestand. ...
Via NESN.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Hitting Coach Recovering In The Hospital

(USATSI Photo)Red Sox Hitting Coach Greg Colbrunn is recovering from a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage and has a good prognosis for full recovery. Colbrunn suffered the attack before Wednesday's game in Cleveland. He is being treated at The Cleveland Clinic—one of the world's foremost medical facilities. Said GM Ben Cherington,  "Everything we've heard is that there's a very optimistic...
Via FenwayNation
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hitting Coach Greg Colbrunn Suffers Brain Hemmorhaging

The Red Sox had a major scare yesterday after their hitting coach Greg Colbrunn suffered a brain hemorrhage. The Red Sox made a statement regarding the unfortunate incident, and fortunately for everyone, Colbrunn appears to be headed toward full recovery. Greg was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic last night after experiencing dizziness prior to Wednesday’s Red Sox-Indians game...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox hitting coach Colbrunn hospitalized

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn was hospitalized in Cleveland for further evaluation because of bleeding between the brain and the thin tissues that cover it. The 44-year-old Colbrunn was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday night after experiencing dizziness before the Red Sox's game against the Indians. The Red Sox said Thursday that team medical director...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

BoSox hitting coach hospitalized after brain hemorrhage

Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, the team announced Thursday night. Colbrunn experienced dizziness before the game and was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic where he will remain for “the next few days” for further evaluation. Red Sox medical director, Dr. Larry Ronan,...
Via NESN.com
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chavez in it to win it

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Thirty-four-year-old Steve Finley was the last of the Diamondbacks' great free-agent wave in the winter of 1998, and he signed with a clear vision of the future. "I want to win now," said Finley, who followed Randy Johnson, Todd Stottlemyre, Greg Swindell, Greg Colbrunn and Armando Reynoso into the desert. "I'm not a 22-year-old who's going to play another 10...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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