According a baseball source, Dave Magadan has accepted the position as hitting coach for the Texas Rangers.
The 50-year-old Magadan, who has been with the Red Sox since 2007, had also talked with Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Cleveland, along with discussing a possible return to Boston.
Scott Coolbaugh had been the Rangers' hitting coach for the past two seasons.
Under Magadan, the Red Sox finished fifth in runs scored in the American League during the 2012 season after placing first in the AL during the '11 season, second in '08 and '10, third in '07 and '09. During the hitting coach's stretch in Boston, the Sox led all major league teams in pitches per plate appearance (3.94), while totaling the second best OPS (.791).
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