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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