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BoSox hitting coach opts to test market

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Tim Hyers, the hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox over the past four years, has declined an offer to return

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Boston Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers has “declined an offer to return” to the Red Sox in 2022, and instead is looking to pursue other opportunities.

This would usually be not particularly noteworthy and not something we would post about. However, as we discussed this morning, the Rangers currently have an opening for the hitting coach position. And prior to joining the Red Sox, Hyers was the assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2016-17, when Chris Woodward was also there as the team’s third base coach.

Hyers is well-regarded, and the Boston offense generally performed very well during his tenure with the club. That, combined with the fact that this is him seeking greener pastures, rather than the Red Sox cutting him loose, would suggest he is going to be very much in demand. That being said, he’s a name I’d file away as the Rangers continue in their efforts to fill out their 2022 coaching staff.