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D-backs fire hitting coaches after losing 30 of 35 games

Diamondbacks Athletics Baseball
Posted at 7:30 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 10:30:27-04

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.