Dave Magadan won’t be Yankees hitting coach, but he could be front-runner with A’s

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The Yankees are in search of a hitting coach after firing Kevin Long earlier this month, but Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Dave Magadan will not get the job. Still, it’s not all bad news.

Now that Chili Davis has joined the Red Sox as hitting coach, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Magadan could be the front-runner to replace him with the Athletics. The likelihood has improved since the Angels told the A’s that they “have no desire to allow” assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen to interview with their division rival.

Magadan still has one year remaining on his contract with the Rangers, but the club has allowed him to seek an opportunity elsewhere with the recent change at manager. He has also talked to the Mets, which is where he spent the first seven years of his major league career.