Report: Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach


WEEI’s Rob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with Chili Davis, ending their search for a hitting coach after Greg Colbrunn resigned. Davis was the hitting coach for the Athletics.

Davis, 54, had previously interviewed with the Yankees and was considered a possibility for the Rangers as well. He served as a minor league hitting instructor for the Red Sox in the past.

During his 19-year playing career, Davis hit .274/.360/.451 with 350 home runs and 1,372 RBI.