INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington will interview Rick Schu Friday for a hitting coach position with the club, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
The Red Sox are looking for a replacement for Dave Magadan, who recently took a job with the Texas Rangers. Boston manager John Farrell told reporters that the team might follow the recent trend and add two hitting coaches to the staff.
Schu, 50, worked previously as major league hitting coach in Arizona and as a roving minor leaguer instructor with the Washington Nationals. He spent nine years in the major leagues with Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Montreal and the California Angels from 1984 through 1996, hitting .246 with 41 home runs in 580 games.
Over the past two weeks, the Red Sox have hired Torey Lovullo as bench coach, Brian Butterfield as third base coach and Juan Nieves as pitching coach.