|Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 49|
October 3, 1971 |
|April 4, 1994, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 5, 1999, for the Florida Marlins|
Timothy James Hyers (born October 3, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American professional baseball hitting coach and a former Major League first baseman who played for the San Diego Padres (1994–95), Detroit Tigers (1996) and Florida Marlins (1999). During his active career, he threw and batted left-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).
Hyers attended Newton County High School in Georgia and was selected in the second round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft. During his ten-year (1990–99) minor league career in the Blue Jay, Padre, Arizona Diamondbacks and Marlin organizations, he batted .261 with 847 hits.
After retiring from the playing ranks, Hyers worked as a hitting coach in the Tigers' farm system, and also taught physical education at Victory Christian School in Conyers, Georgia. He then was an area scout for the Boston Red Sox in Georgia from 2009–12. In 2013, Hyers was appointed the Red Sox' minor league hitting coordinator and served three seasons in that post. During the 2014 season, he served as interim hitting coach for the Red Sox, while Greg Colbrunn was recovering from an injury.
- Boston Red Sox official website
- Lauber, Scott (June 30, 2014). "Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn feels 'lucky' to be back with Red Sox". Boston Herald. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
- Weisman, Jon (December 17, 2015). "Dodgers name coaches for 2016". Dodgers.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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