Over Hyers’ four seasons with the Red Sox, they led the majors in run scored (2,898), total bases (8,632), extra-base hits (1,989), batting average (.266), slugging percentage (.455) and OPS (.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 hitting program at both the major and minor league levels. Ecker had spent the past two seasons as a hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants.
Ecker replaced bench coach Don Wakamatsu, who was not retained after the season. The Rangers also didn’t bring back hitting instructors Luis Ortiz and Callix Crabbe.
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