Dodgers fire Eddie Murray as hitting coach Print
Written by Admin   
Thursday, 14 June 2007 08:29
MLB Headline News

 LOS ANGELES (AP) -The Dodgers fired Hall of Famer Eddie Murray as hitting coach Thursday - a day after completing a three-game sweep of the NL East-leading New York Mets in which they got 31 hits and scored 18 runs.
Bill Mueller, hired as special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti during the offseason, will serve as interim hitting coach.
The Dodgers led the NL with a .276 batting average and a .348 on-base percentage last year - Murray's first as their hitting coach - and reached the playoffs as the NL wild-card team. They're 38-28 and percentage points behind NL West-leading San Diego despite hitting just .261 and averaging 4.4 runs per game.
``Change is never easy, but sometimes it is necessary, and we feel that this is the best thing right now to help the team win,'' manager Grady Little said in a statement. ``Our offense hasn't lived up to our expectations, and no one person is responsible for the results we've had this season.''
The 51-year-old Murray is one of only three players in big-league history to get 3,000 hits and hit 500 homers. A switch hitter who spent most of his career with the Baltimore Orioles, he played for the Dodgers from 1989-91 and again in 1997 before retiring with 3,255 hits and 504 homers.
The 36-year-old Mueller retired at the end of last season with a lifetime batting average of .291 in 11 seasons with the Giants, Cubs, Red Sox and Dodgers.
``Bill Mueller will serve as a very solid bridge as we look for our next hitting coach,'' Colletti said. ``He already has a great reputation within the clubhouse and he has a very deep knowledge of our team and the rest of the league.''
Mueller hit .326 for the Red Sox to win the AL batting championship in 2003, and was a member of Boston's world championship team the following year.
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 20/43
KANSAS CITY ROYALS 9/5
CHICAGO CUBS OFF
NEW YORK METS OFF
HOUSTON ASTROS OFF
CHICAGO WHITE SOX OFF
SEATTLE MARINERS OFF
NEW YORK YANKEES OFF
CINCINNATI REDS OFF
ST LOUIS CARDINALS OFF
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com