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Red Sox name Colbrunn hitting coach

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox named Greg Colbrunn as the club's new hitting coach on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old Colbrunn spent the past six years with the Yankees' Single-A Charleston affiliate, serving five seasons as the team's hitting coach from 2007-09 and 2011-12, and one campaign as the club's manager in 2010.

Colbrunn played 13 years in the big leagues and won a World Series with the Diamondbacks in 2001. He hit .289 with 98 homers and 422 RBI in 992 career games with the Expos (1992-93), Marlins (1994-96), Twins (1997), Braves (1997-98), Rockies (1998), Diamondbacks (1999-2002, '04) and Mariners (2003) while appearing primarily at first base.

"Greg's success as a hitting coach and his experiences as a Major League player make him a strong addition to the Red Sox coaching staff," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

11/28 13:31:13 ET