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 the Cleveland Indians. The 44-year-old missed 24 games — assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez filled in and minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers joined the club ? before returning in good spirits June 30. Colbrunn has been given a clean bill of health and isn?t expected to suffer any long-term complications from the life-altering scare.
The Red Sox’s offense struggled in 2014. Boston finished near the bottom of the American League in several categories, including runs (634, 11th), average (.244, 13th), OPS (.684, 13th).
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