It's a Mag Job

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It's a Mag Job

Dave Magadan #12 of the San Diego Padres poses for a portrait during the San Diego Padres Photo Day at Peoria Stadium on February 26, 2005 in Peoria, Arizona.

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Former Padres Hitting Coach Hired by Red Sox

Extra Bases: Dave Magadan's Officially On Board

"Philosophically, as a hitting coach, I like to keep it simple. Every hitter has got his own personal quirks at the plate and as a hitting instructor you�ve got to work within the framework of each hitter. There�s not just one way to hit. I�m a hard-worker, I believe in looking at a lot of video, being prepared, learning the pitchers we�re going to be facing. When I was in San Diego I did all of the advance scouting for our hitters on the pitchers that we were going to be facing."

"When a new pitcher comes into a game, [it's important to] give your hitters an idea of how they�re going to be pitched in a game," said Magadan. "David Ortiz probably isn�t going to be pitched the same way as an Alex Cora, so I think you�ve got to know your hitters and know what little bits of information they need about that pitcher that�s going to try to get them out that day." -- 10.20.06, Dave Magadan, Red Sox hitting coach

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