The Texas Rangers announced the hiring of Tim Hyers as Major League Hitting Coach.
Hyers joins the staff after the club named Donnie Ecker as Bench Coach and Offensive Coordinator on November 1.
The Rangers are still in the process of completing their 2022 Major League coaching staff.
The 50-year-old Hyers has spent the past four seasons as hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox, which ranked among Major League Baseball’s top three in extra-base hits (1st, 572), slugging percentage (2nd, .449), batting average (3rd, .261), and OPS (3rd, .777) last season.
Over Hyers’ four-year tenure as the club’s hitting coach (2018-21), the Red Sox offense led MLB in runs (2898), total bases (8632), extra-base hits (1989), batting average (.266), slugging percentage (.455), and OPS (.790), going to the playoffs in both 2018 (World Series champions) and 2021 (lost in American League Championship Series).
Hyers served as assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016-17 when he was on the same coaching staff as current Rangers Manager Chris Woodward.
He previously had several different roles in the Red Sox organization as a scout (2009-12) and minor league hitting coordinator (2013-15), as well as spending the bulk of 2014 as the club’s big-league interim hitting coach.