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Mariners hire Hansen as new hitting coach

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The Seattle Mariners announced Dave Hansen as their new hitting coach on Monday, the Seattle Times reported.

Hansen, who was fired as the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, is a former Mariners infielder. He was the only coach on the Dodgers' Don Mattingly-led staff who was not kept.

Hansen, 43, replaces Chris Chambliss, who was let go at the end of the season.

The Mariners, who struggled offensively this year, finished 75-87.
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