Tim Hyers

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Tim Hyers
Boston Red Sox – No. 51
Coach / First baseman
Born: (1971-10-03) October 3, 1971 (age 47)
Atlanta, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 4, 1994, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
August 5, 1999, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Batting average.217
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Timothy James Hyers (born October 3, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American professional baseball hitting coach and a former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who played for the San Diego Padres (1994–95), Detroit Tigers (1996) and Florida Marlins (1999).

Playing career[edit]

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 Jays, Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks and Marlins organizations, he batted .261 with 847 hits.

He batted .217 with two home runs at 17 runs batted in in 133 games played during his MLB career. He threw and batted left-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

Post-playing career[edit]

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 during 2009–2012.[1] 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 a cerebral hemorrhage.[2]

Hyers returned to MLB full-time when he was named assistant hitting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2016 season,[3] serving under new manager Dave Roberts. On November 4, 2017, he was named hitting coach of the Boston Red Sox on the staff of new manager Alex Cora.[4]


  1. ^ Boston Red Sox official website
  2. ^ Lauber, Scott (June 30, 2014). "Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn feels 'lucky' to be back with Red Sox". Boston Herald. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Weisman, Jon (December 17, 2015). "Dodgers name coaches for 2016". Dodgers.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Browne, Ian (November 4, 2017). "Red Sox choose Tim Hyers as hitting coach". MLB.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.

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Preceded by
Chili Davis
Boston Red Sox hitting coach
Succeeded by