Orioles reassign hitting coach Jim Presley for personal reasons


Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have reassigned hitting Jim Presley to a different role within the organization due to a “personal situation.”

Presley has been the Orioles’ hitting coach since 2011, during which time they ranked ninth among MLB teams in scoring. This season, despite losing several key hitters to injuries, Baltimore scored the sixth-most runs in the league.

According to Connolly the Orioles will be interviewing hitting coach replacements this week and it’s unclear what type of role Presley will take on.