Randy Galloway said on his afternoon radio show on ESPN radio in Dallas that, according to a source that he could not yet name, the Rangers have fired hitting coach Thad Bosley. According to the source, Scott Coolbaugh will replace Bosley as Texas hitting instructor.
Bosley replaced Clint Hurdle as hitting coach this season after Hurdle was hired to manage the Pirates. Hurdle was credited with turning around Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton after their subpar 2009 season. With Kinsler and others struggling again this season, Bosley seems to be taking the hit. Bosley was hired after a relationship with Ron Washington that dates back decades, but he lasts just two months into his first season with the club.
Galloway speculated further: "I would say that Nolan went to Ron and said, 'Do we have a problem?' Ron confirmed and they did something about it. I would say that this has been going on all season."