Bagwell named Astros hitting coach

Updated: July 11, 2010, 6:37 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Former Astros All-Star Jeff Bagwell is taking over as Houston's hitting coach after the team fired Sean Berry on Sunday.

Berry became "a victim of circumstances" as the offense sputtered this season, general manager Ed Wade said. He believes the offense can do more and hopes Bagwell helps that happen.

"We know we can get better, but we also know there are players here that should be better and hopefully with a different voice in Jeff Bagwell, they'll recognize the ...

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