Tim Hyers is the second coach a part of the Red Sox in 2021 that won’t be returning for the 2022 season, as according to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, Hyers won’t be returning. But, it looks like Boston already has a replacement — according to MLB.com’s Ian Browne, Hyers’ successor will be his former assistant, Pete Fatse.
The first coach to be let go was — the unvaccinated — first base coach Tom Goodwin; Boston let him go shortly after the team was eliminated, but said it was unrelated to his vaccine status.
Some thought Hyers could be heading to the Chicago Cubs for more money — with their hitting coach spot being open — but according to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic, the Cubbies are planning to hire Greg Brown.
The New York Yankees’ hitting coach spot is still available, however.
Hyers spent the past four seasons as Boston’s hitting coach, after returning to the club following a pair of years with the Dodgers as an assistant. He was a minor league hitting coordinator for Boston from 2013-2015.
As noted by Masslive.com, Hyers led the Sox to some very successful seasons hitting-wise. They led the majors in runs per game (5.31), batting average (.266) and OPS (.790) over his span.
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