Reports: Red Sox agree to terms with Chili Davis to become hitting coach
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According to multiple reports, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with Oakland Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis. Davis spent time as the hitting coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox before going to the Athletics for 3 years. The Athletics finished 4th in runs (4.5 a game, according to ESPN), but the offense was virtually non-existent in the last 2 months, which might have prompted the Athletics to allow him to go to the Red Sox, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.
Struggles in the last 2 months aside, things can only get better under Davis. The Red Sox offense was a shadow of itself in 2014, finishing 18th in runs (634), 22nd in batting average (.244), and 24th in slugging percentage (.369). Nowhere to go but up, really, especially with a guy who is familiar with the organization, having spent a year in Triple-A Pawtucket just a few years ago. And he'll also be reunited with Yoenis Cespedes, who he worked with in Oakland before Cespedes was shipped here in the deal that sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland.
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