Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Prior to Wednesday's contest against the Detroit Tigers, the Texas Rangers announced several moves, including the dismissal of hitting coach Thad Bosley.
The Rangers brought in Triple-A hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh for the remainder of the season. In addition, third baseman Ian Kinsler was placed on the paternity list.
Bosley was hired in November to fill the vacancy created when Clint Hurdle left to become manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had previously served as a coach with Oakland from 1999-2003.
Despite missing sluggers Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz for a stretch earlier in the year, Texas enters play second in the American League with a .264 average.
The Dallas Morning News speculated earlier Wednesday that Bosley's dismissal was as a result of communication issues as well as confrontations with several players.
Kinsler will take a breather due to his wife giving birth. He was hitting .235 with seven homers, 14 doubles and 23 RBI in 60 games this season.
The Rangers recalled infielder Chris Davis from Round Rock, who will immediately step in at second beginning with tonight's series finale.
Davis has already spent 20 games with Texas this year, batting .250 with three homers and four RBI.
06/08 18:21:27 ET