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Scott Coolbaugh leaves Rangers for Orioles

Scott Coolbaugh, minor league hitting coordinator for the Rangers in 2014, is the new Orioles hitting coach

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Coolbaugh, the Rangers' minor league hitting coordinator the past two seasons, is the new hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles.

Coolbaugh was named the Rangers' major league hitting coach mid-season in 2011, after Thad Bosley, who had been hired in the offseason to replace the departed Clint Hurdle (who left to become the manager for the Pirates), was replaced after the 2012 season by Dave Magadan.  Coolbaugh returned to being the AAA hitting coach in 2013, before being named the minor league hitting coordinator for the 2014 season.

Coolbaugh is just the latest individual with Ranger ties to go to the Orioles.  From the 2011 team alone, Coolbaugh, Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter, Endy Chavez, Nelson Cruz, Taylor Teagarden, Omar Quintanilla, Scott Feldman, Darren O'Day, and Pedro Strop have subsequently ended up in a Baltimore uniform.