The Yankees interviewed Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis for their hitting coach job this week, but they have some competition from a divisional foe. According to Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com, the Red Sox interviewed Davis yesterday for their hitting coach vacancy.
Greg Colbrunn resigned as Red Sox hitting coach this month after two seasons on the job. Davis is just one of many possibilities, as Maureen A. Mullen of the Boston Globe lists Rich Gedman, Tim Hyers, Kevin Long, Dave Magadan, Bill Mueller, and Paul Sorrento as other names to watch.
Davis just finished his third season as A’s hitting coach. He could also be a candidate for the hitting coach job with the Rangers, who still have Magadan under contract, but could look to go in another direction after hiring new manager Jeff Banister this week. Magadan’s name has surfaced with both the Mets and Yankees in recent days. Just your typical hitting coach musical chairs-type of situation.