PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired hitting coach Darnell Coles and assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske.
The team has struggled to score runs during a brutal stretch in which it has lost 30 of 35 games.
Manager Torey Lovullo says he made the decision because the team isn't producing.
The Diamondbacks named co-hitting coaches to replace the fired pair.
Rick Short was promoted from Triple-A Reno and Drew Hedman was Arizona’s run production coordinator.
Arizona has a majors-worst 20-43 record.
The D-backs have lost a franchise record 19 straight road games.