Magadan had been Boston’s hitting coach since 2006. He had an option remaining on his contract, but the team had given him permission to speak with other clubs.
Former Rangers hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh will be offered another position in the organization.
Magadan will be the fifth hitting coach in five seasons for Texas. Coolbaugh took over as hitting coach on June 8, 2011, when the club fired Thad Bosley after a few months on the job because of communication problems with the players. Coolbaugh was a hitting instructor in the Rangers’ organization since 2007, including a two-year stint at Triple-A. So he was familiar with many of the players when he came to the big leagues.
With Magadan the Red Sox saw the most pitches per PA over the last six seasons. Let’s hope he helps out the hackstactic approach some of the players have.