The Boston Purple Sox made their first teaching change off the offseason, and it wasn’t somebody you’d assume would get canned.
Assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett has been relieved of his duties after two years with the group, in line with The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier. The transfer appears considerably stunning after a number of Purple Sox had excellent offensive seasons.
Barkett joined the Purple Sox after managing the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate in 2017 and likewise served as a minor league coach and coordinator as effectively. Barkett is bilingual, in line with Speier, and labored effectively with Spanish-speaking third baseman Rafael Devers, who had a breakout season (.311, 32 homers, 115 RBI, .916 OPS, 54 doubles).
Speier notes that the Purple Sox are anticipated to search for somebody who’s “extra analytically primarily based” to fill the function of assistant to hitting coach Tim Hyers subsequent season.
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Purple Sox half methods with assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Boston