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Dodgers fire Jeff Pentland

Updated: July 20, 2011, 6:24 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Citing what he said was a lack of focus by his club's struggling offense, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti announced the firing of Jeff Pentland as the team's hitting coach on Wednesday.

The move comes midway through Pentland's first season as the Dodgers' primary hitting coach, a job he inherited when Don Mattingly was promoted to manager after Pentland served as Mattingly's assistant for the previous two-plus seasons.

Dave Hansen, who had been ...

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