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June 08, 2011

Rangers Josh Hamilton talks about hitting coach move

Reigning American League MVP Josh Hamilton found out about the decision to replace Thad Bosley with Scott Coolbaugh as the team's hitting coach after batting practice.

Hamilton took the news in stride.

"Thad was a good guy," Hamilton said. "He had a good heart. He just didn't fit with us. He's professional the way he approaches the game and the way he approaches teaching the game. It just didn't mesh with our clubhouse."

Hamilton said the biggest difference in Bosley and the other hitting coaches the Rangers have had was in his style of communication.

"A lot of it was communication," Hamilton said. "There was not a lot there. You'd like to have somebody that knows when to back off, when to approach, gets what they want to get across to you but find out your personality and how to get it across to you. Those things just didn't happen the way it needed to."

- Anthony Andro

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