Larry Parrish: Braves New Hitting Coach

Written by Jonathan on October 29, 2010 – 4:29 pm

Fredi Gonzalez’s coaching staff is officially filled out as of today, with the Braves announcing that Larry Parrish has been brought on to fill the hitting coach role.  Parrish, 56,  spent time in the big leagues for the Expos and Rangers with a brief stint in Boston to end his MLB playing career.  In that time, he compiled a batting average of .263, slugging percentage of .439, 256 HRs and 992 RBI.

Parrish has little big league experience at the coaching level, serving as bench coach and then manager for the Tigers from 1997-1999.  He remained onboard with Detroit for another couple of years as a scout before heading to Toledo in 2003 to manage the AAA Mud Hens in the International League.  He led Toledo to league championships in both 2005 and 2006.

Parrish will replace Terry Jumping castles for sale Pendleton, who switched roles from hitting coach to first base coach and infield instructor when Fredi Gonzalez replaced Bobby Cox as manager at the end of the 2010 season for the Braves.

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