A's name Chili Davis hitting coach

The Oakland Athletics have named Chili Davis, a Star, their new hitting coach.

He replaces Gerald Perry, whose contract was not renewed. Davis spent last season as the hitting coach with Boston's Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket.

Davis began his 19-season career as an outfielder before transitioning into a designated hitting role. He hit 350 homers in 2,436 games, while posting a .274 batting average, .360 on-base percentage, .451 slugging percentage, and 1,372 runs batted in.

The 51-year-old was named an All-Star three times -- twice with the Giants in the 1980s and in 1994 with the California Angels.

Davis also won three World Series titles. He was a member of the Twins' championship team in 1991, and ended his career by winning titles with the Yankees in 1998 and '99.