Chili Davis headed to Boston Red Sox as hitting coach; Angels assistant hitting coach could be replacement

By Ryan Ritchey

Oakland Athletics’ former hitting coach Chili Davis has been hired by the Boston Red Sox according to Rob Bradford of WEEI. WEEI is the flagship radio station of the Red Sox, in Boston.

Davis spent the 2011 season with the Triple-A club of the Red Sox, the Paw Sox before joining the A’s in the middle of 2012 under then new manager Bob Melvin. The A’s have since been to the postseason in every season under Melvin and Davis as the hitting coach.

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Davis spent seven seasons with the California Angels in the late 80’s and 90’s coming in two separate stints with the club. He hit .279 with 156 home runs in his time in an Angels uniform.

This news not only affects the Angels by way of a division rival losing a fantastic hitting coach, but also Angels assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen has been linked to the opening in Oakland. Here is a tweet from A’s beat writer Susan Slusser:

The halos have interim hitting coach Paul Sorrento still on the coaching staff but it is unknown at this point and time whether he will be back in the Angels dugout in 2015. For now we wait and see what Oakland wants to do with their opening and whether or not Dave Hansen will be headed there.

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