The Red Sox have named Greg Colbrunn as their new hitting coach, the team announced. The 43-year-old spent the last six years on the Low-A Charleston coaching staff in the Yankees’ system, with one year as manager (2010) and the other five as hitting coach.
“This was a very astute hire,” said Brian Cashman to Pete Abraham. “Greg is more than qualified for that job and in our estimation there was no better hitting candidate in the market place than him. We were lucky to have him for as long as we did.” I don’t know much about Colbrunn, but I do know he was very well-regarded within the organization and will be missed. He worked with everyone from Austin Jackson to Jesus Montero to Tyler Austin, with many more in between.