Rangers Name Boston Tim Hyers Hitting Coach – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Texas Rangers named Tim Hyers as their percussion coach on Wednesday after spending the last four seasons in the same role for the Boston Red Sox.

Hyers and Rangers manager Chris Woodward worked together as assistants on manager Dave Roberts’ staff with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 and 2017.

The Dodgers were National League champions in 2017 and again in 2018, when the Hyers were in their first season with the Red Sox when they beat Los Angeles for their World Series title.

The Rangers come after a 102-loss season and ranked No. 29 in the majors with a stroke average of .232 teams. They were last with a .670 OPS and scored an AL-low 625 runs.

During the Hyers’ four seasons with the Red Sox, the majors led in scoring races (2,898), total bases (8,632), extra-base hits (1,989), batting average (.266), slugging percentage (0.455) and OPS (0.790).

Texas hired Donnie Ecker on Nov. 1 as its bench coach and also offensive coordinator, a role in which he will oversee the organization’s overall battle program at both major and minor league levels. Ecker had spent the last two seasons as the head coach of the San Francisco Giants.

Ecker replaced bench coach Don Wakamatsu, who was not retained after the season. Rangers also did not bring back stroke instructors Luis Ortiz and Callix Crabbe.


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