The San Diego Padres announced today that five members of Manager Bud Black's coaching staff will be returning for the 2012 season and Randy Ready will be replaced as hitting coach. Executive Vice President/General Manager Jed Hoyer made the announcement.
Among the returning members of Black's staff are bench coach Rick Renteria, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third base coach Glenn Hoffman, first base coach Dave Roberts and bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds. Ready leaves the Padres after more than two seasons as the club's hitting coach. He was named to the post on July 31, 2009.
"I would like to thank Randy for his efforts during his time as hitting coach for the Padres," said Hoyer. "He has made a lasting impact on this organization, dating back to his time as a minor league manager. Randy worked tirelessly at what has proven to be a one of the most difficult jobs in baseball, and we appreciate all he has done for the Padres."
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