Dustin Ackley LF SEA Aug 02 '78

The Mariners have hired Dave Hansen as their new hitting coach.

He replaces Chris Chambliss, who was fired after two years with the club. A 15-year major league veteran, Hansen spent the last year and a half as the Dodgers' hitting coach. He'll face a tall task in helping to improve an offense that finished last in the league in batting average (.234), on-base percentage (.296) and slugging percentage (.369).