Red Sox pluck Yankees Colbrunn to be Hitting Coach
The Red Sox named Greg Colbrunn their hitting coach yesterday filling out new manager John Farrell’s staff. Colbrunn has spent the last 6 years as a coach in the Yankees minor-league system, most recently as the hitting coach for the Class A Charleston River Dogs. Boston had explored hiring Tino Martinez before he took the job with the Marlins. Colbrunn was a Major League player for 13 seasons but this is his first MLB coaching job. I had the privilige to interview Colbrunn for our site earlier this year (see interview here) regarding a lot of the Yankees minor-league hitters. At that time he said he remained with the River Dogs in order to stay close to his family since he lives in nearby Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This is a great hire by the Red Sox and a loss for the Yankees organization but I wish Colbrunn the best of luck……except when he plays the Yankees of course.