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.
“The one thing that we’re trying to get a better gauge on is just the endurance inside of a given day — how many hours on his feet,” Farrell said before Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. “There’s going to be a gradual build-up back to that, but he does return to us tomorrow.”
Colbrunn, 44, is in his second season as the Red Sox’s hitting coach. Red Sox assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez assumed Colbrunn’s responsibilities in his absence, while minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers also chipped in. Hyers will remain with the Red Sox for the time being.
“(Colbrunn has) been cleared medically, otherwise he wouldn’t be returning to us,” Farrell said. “He’s made steady and quick progress over the last seven to 10 days and (is) looking forward to getting back to us.”
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