Red Sox interested in ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long

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Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox “do have an interest” in Kevin Long, who was fired as the Yankees’ hitting coach last week.

Long was the Yankees’ hitting coach from 2007 to 2014, during which time they scored the second-most runs in all of baseball. However, as injuries and aging wrecked the roster in recent years they ranked among the worst offenses in the American League.

This season the Yankees ranked 13th in the 15-team league with 633 runs and the Red Sox scored exactly one more run with 634. Boston’s hitting coach, Greg Colbrunn, stepped down two weeks ago.