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  1. New hitting coach: Don't 'shift' your focus

    Andrew Marchand

    TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the biggest on-field issues that has plagued the Yankees for years is the shift. It has drilled points off Mark Teixeira's and Brian McCann's averages, while the Yankees have been left without answers. So what does hitting co...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. Chicago Cubs hire Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis to consultant pos...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs hired former Boston Red Sox sluggers Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis to consultant roles, the team announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  3. Atlanta Braves bringing back Fred McGriff, Greg Walker as special...

    The Braves are bringing back former first baseman Fred McGriff and ex-hitting coach Greg Walker.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2015
  4. Jeff Pentland, Yankees' new hitting coach, has work cut out for h...

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Jeff Pentland, Head No. 1 of the Yankees' newly established two-headed hitting coach position, has yet to meet or talk in any depth to any of his prospective pupils. He really doesn't have a stated "hitting philosophy" a la Charlie Lau or...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
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  6. Cash: Two hitting coaches better than one

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- After eight years of a single voice (Kevin Long's) advising their hitters, the Yankees will go with a two-headed monster of a hitting coach this season, with Jeff Pentland as the lead voice and Alan Cockrell assisting him. Yankees GM B...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  7. New York Yankees hire Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell as hitting ...

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees fired hitting coach Kevin Long shortly after the regular season ended. In replacing Long, the team has taken its time, ultimately deciding two hitting coaches are better than one.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2015
  8. Wally's Vegas staff set with Viola, Voigt

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Frank Viola is due to return to Wally Backman's Triple-A staff as pitching coach, while Jack Voigt will take over as hitting coach for the Las Vegas club, a source told Backman, who took over as manager of Licey in the...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  9. Sox minor-league coaching staffs set

    Kyle Brasseur, Special to

    The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday the 2015 field staffs for each of their seven minor-league affiliates. No team will see a change at manager. Also of note, Rich Gedman, Double-A Portland's hitting coach last season, will fill that role with T...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
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  12. Camp gets Sox players in swing of things

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While much of the country is in a deep freeze this week, a group of 13 Chicago White Sox hitters, both major and minor leaguers, just put themselves through a rapid thaw. For the second consecutive January, hitting coach Todd Steverson ...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  13. Mets make Roessler hiring official

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- It already had been revealed, but the Mets officially hired Pat Roessler as the team's assistant hitting coach Thursday. Here's the press release: Roessler, 55, was the New York Yankees Director of Player Development from 2004-14. In a...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  14. San Diego Padres hire Mark Kotsay as hitting coach

    Recently retired big leaguer Mark Kotsay was hired Monday as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres, a job with precious little security.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  15. New hitting coach John Mallee: It's all about two strikes

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the Chicago Cubs scour the planet for pitching this offseason, there's little doubt about who will step into the batter's box for them in the coming years. That's the good news for the Cubs' new hitting coach, John Mallee, the fourth...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  16. Wright, d'Arnaud to visit new hitting coach

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- David Wright plans to visit Kevin Long in Phoenix in early January to work with the new hitting coach, Long indicated Wednesday. Long, who lives in Arizona, said he also has an upcoming appointment to work in person with Travis d'Arnau...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  17. Long weighs in on firing, joining Mets

    Adam Rubin

    New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long weighed in on multiple topics during an appearance with Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio. On his firing with the Yankees: "They decided they were going to make some changes, and it's p...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  18. Roessler only external coach candidate

    Adam Rubin

    PHOENIX -- Former Yankees farm director Pat Roessler is the only external candidate who will interview for the Mets' assistant hitting coach position, Sandy Alderson said Wednesday. Alderson said the Mets also "probably" would interview internal c...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  19. Report: Mets interview Roessler as coach

    Adam Rubin

    PHOENIX -- The Mets interviewed former Yankees farm director Pat Roessler for the club's vacant assistant hitting coach position, the Times' David Waldstein reports. Roessler has ties to Kevin Long via the Yankees. Roessler managed Charleston i...

    Blog | November 11, 2014