According to sources, the Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis to serve as the team's hitting coach for 2015.
Davis was the hitting coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2011 and then served the hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics from 2012-2014. The A's finished fourth in the league in runs scored each of the past two seasons with Davis as the hitting coach. However, the offense went into a tailspin in the second half of the season, following the trade of Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox. The hiring of Davis will re-unite the hitting coach with the power hitting Cuban outfielder.
Davis also coached Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava while he was with Pawtucket. During that season, Middlebrooks hit .161 and Nava hit .268.
The Red Sox were in the bottom half of the league in 2014 with 634 runs scored and a depressing .244 batting average.
Davis was also drawing interest from the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and could have returned to Oakland.
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