Tigers hire David Newhan as assistant hitting coach

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Detroit has hired David Newhan as its assistant hitting coach, replacing Darnell Coles who left the job last month.

Newhan was a Single-A manager in the A’s farm system and previously coached in the Padres organization, where he worked with current Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

As a player Newhan spent parts of eight seasons in the majors for five different teams and also spent 14 seasons in the minors. Oh, and his dad, Ross Newhan, is a legendary sportswriter.