The Angels will name Jeremy Reed their new hitting coach, reports Fancred’s Jon Heyman (on Twitter).
A former big league outfielder who spent parts of eight seasons in the Major Leagues, Reed will receive his first big league coaching appointment as the Halos’ new hitting coach. Reed, who replaces Eric Hinske in that capacity, was the Angels’ minor league hitting coordinator for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he held that role with the Brewers from 2014-16. He’s a known commodity for general manager Billy Eppler, who hired Reed two offseasons ago, and for newly minted manager Brad Ausmus, who undoubtedly worked with Reed to some extent while serving as a special advisor to Eppler this past season.
Hinske’s tenure as the Angels’ hitting coach will last just one season — he was hired on Oct. 23 a year ago — though it’s hardly uncommon for new managers to overhaul the coaching staff upon taking over.