Hitting coach

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Andrew Limberg
November 02, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Pirates have hired a new hitting coach. The team announced Friday that Rick Eckstein will take over for Jeff Branson who was let go by Pittsburgh at the end of the season. Eckstein was the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals from 2009-13 and spend the past two...
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Jeff Hathhorn
October 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – A day after ending a fourth winning season in 26 years, the Pirates fired their hitting coach on Monday. Five years with the Bucs, Jeff Branson and Assistant Hitting Coach Jeff Livesey will officially “not be returning” in 2019. The Pirates were sixth in the National...
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Francisco Cervelli HR
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 28, 2018 - 5:45 am
27th in batting average and 29th in runs and home runs in 2017, Pirates hitting coach Jeff Branson says communication was key in the off-season to build off positives and fix the negatives from last year. “You try to find a happy medium,” said Branson. “What I say it’s always right. What they say...
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