The Red Sox will not only have many new faces on the field after what expects to be a wild offseason, but they will also have a new face helping the offense as well. After serving as the team’s hitting coach the past two seasons, Greg Colbrunn is officially stepping down in order to spend more time with his family.
The Sox made the announcement on Friday saying that Colbrunn will not return for the 2015 season.
Among Colbrunn’s accomplishments in his brief tenure with the Sox was overseeing an offense that led the MLB in runs, slugging, and on base percentage in 2013. Unfortunately, the team, beset by injuries and struggling rookies, was able to recapture that magic and finished last in the AL East as well as near the bottom of the league in almost every major offensive category.
Colbrunn, who missed part of the season from bleeding in the brain, will definitely enjoy this time off with his family. Best wishes to Colbrunn from everyone at Monstah-Mash!