thadbosley Rangers Replace Hitting Coach Bosley

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ARLINGTON (AP)  The AL West-leading Texas Rangers replaced hitting coach Thad Bosley only two months into his first season with the team.

Triple-A hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh was appointed Wednesday to replace Bosley, hired last winter after Clint Hurdle left to become manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bosley previously worked as a coach with the Oakland A’s from 1999-2003, when he was on the same staff with Rangers manager Ron Washington.

Texas went into Wednesday night’s game hitting .264, fourth-best in the majors. The Rangers were second with 72 home runs and sixth with 291 runs.

Hurdle was in Texas only one year after Rudy Jaramillo left the Rangers after 15 seasons to take the same job with the Chicago Cubs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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