Rick West and Rick Eckstein
Rick H. Eckstein (born March 4, 1973) is an advanced scout and assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is the former hitting coach for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Eckstein took over as the hitting coach in September 2008, after serving as the Columbus Clippers hitting coach. He also was the hitting coach on the United States national baseball team in the 2008 Olympics. Eckstein is an alumnus of the University of Florida. He is the older brother of former major leaguer David Eckstein. On July 22, 2013 he was relieved of his post.
On November 5, 2013, Eckstein was named to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim coaching staff, he will wear number 77. His brother David played for the Angels from 2001-2004.
On December 8, 2010, Eckstein donated his right kidney to his brother, Ken, who is currently suffering from a renal disease.