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From Charleston to Boston: Colbrunn named Red Sox hitting coach

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The Red Sox have named their hitting coach, and he comes from the Yankees minor league system.

Greg Colbrunn, the longtime hitting coach for Low-A Charleston, is the newest addition to the Red Sox staff.

“This was a very astute hire,” Brian Cashman said. [2] “Greg is more than qualified for that job and in our estimation no better hitting candidate in the marketplace than him. We were lucky to have him for as long as we did.”

Colbrunn had been with the RiverDogs since 2007. He was the team’s hitting coach from 2007 to 2009 and again in 2011 and 2012. He was the team’s manager in 2010. Colbrunn lived fulltime just outside of Charleston.

“We hate to see Greg leave the RiverDogs but we also congratulate him on this terrific move,” Charleston general manager Dave Echols said in a statement. “He was very popular with the players, and our fans have come to appreciate his hard work and knowledge of the game. We couldn’t be happier for him to get the chance to return to the big leagues.”