Recently, it has become en vogue for major league clubs to hire two hitting coaches.
The Braves, Cardinals and Padres all employed assistant hitting coaches last season, while the Phillies last month hired former major leaguer Wally Joyner to assist newly hired hitting coach Steve Henderson.
Last week, the Dodgers hired John Valentin as assistant hitting coach under new hitting coach
As for the
The club still needs to sign hitting coach Jim Presley this offseason.
Presley and third-base coach DeMarlo Hale are the only two members of manager
The Orioles front office has floated the thought of adding an assistant to help Presley with hitting duties, but have other options.
Roving hitting instructor Terry Crowley has come in to work with Orioles hitters individually. He did so with
But the organization likes Crowley dedicated to the minor leagues. Along with Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson, Crowley gave a good pulse of who was ready contribute at the major league level, which was invaluable throughout all of last season's roster moves.