Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tino Martinez May Be Next Sox Hitting Coach

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UPDATE: MIA Signs T. Martinez As Hitting Coach

Former Mariner, Cardinal, Devil Ray and Yankee Tino Martinez is being seriously considered as the next Red Sox Hitting Coach. The two-time All-Star first baseman was a solid hitter over 16 seasons—with a .271 batting average and 339 home runs. His best single season was 1997 with the Evil Ones, where he cranked out 44 home runs while hitting .296 and driving in 141 runs. Despite his hitting exploits that year, the Pinstriped Posers fell to the eventual pennant-winning Cleveland Indians in the ALDS. Other reports are suggesting that Boston is considering a Hitting Coach tandem. Two words: bad idea.