Former big leaguer Greg Norton will replace Tim Hyers as Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator, one of a flurry of personnel moves in the minor leagues announced by the Red Sox on Thursday.
Norton, who spent 13 years in the big leagues with six teams from 1996-2009, arrives from Auburn University, where he served as hitting coach from 2013-15. He began his coaching career with the Marlins in 2010.
He replaces Hyers, who joined the Dodgers and new manager Dave Roberts as an assistant hitting coach.
Billy McMillon takes over as minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator. McMillon managed the last two seasons in Double-A Portland, earning Eastern League Manager of the Year honors in 2014. This is his seventh season in the organization.
Brandon Henry has been promoted to minor league athletic training coordinator, Edgar Barreto will serve as strength and conditioning coordinator, and David Herrera has been promoted to Latin America medical coordinator.
The Red Sox also announced their field staffs for each level of the minors.
Triple-A Pawtucket: Manager Kevin Boles, pitching coach Bob Kipper, hitting coach Rich Gedman, coach Bruce Crabbe.
Double-A Portland: Manager Carlos Febles, pitching coach Kevin Walker, hitting coach Jon Nunnally.
High-A Salem: Manager Joe Oliver, pitching coach Paul Abbott, hitting coach Nelson Paulino.
Low-A Greenville: Manager Darren Fenster, pitching coach Walter Miranda, hitting coach Lee May Jr.
Short-season Lowell: Manager Iggy Suarez, pitching coach Lance Carter, hitting coach Wilton Veras
Rookie Gulf Coast League: Manager Tom Kotchman, pitching coach Dick Such, hitting coach Junior Zamora, coach Dave Tomlin