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Rangers name Dave Magadan hitting coach

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Former Boston hitting coach Dave Magadan has been hired to serve the same role with the Texas Rangers.

The 50-year-old Magadan spent the last six seasons with Boston. During that span, the Red Sox led the majors in doubles (2,089) and extra-base hits (3,385). They also ranked second in runs (5,011), hits (9,196) and third with a .273 batting average.

Scott Coolbaugh, who had been the Rangers' hitting coach since June 2011, will be offered another position in the organization.

10/19 18:10:22 ET