Walker to be named Braves new hitting coach
Greg Walker has been given the opportunity to return to his native Georgia to serve as the Braves new hitting coach.
The Braves have hired Walker to serve as their third hitting coach in the span of three years. Larry Parrish held the position for just one year before being fired two days after the end of this past season.
Walker spent nine seasons as the White Sox hitting coach before resigning at the end of this past season. Veterans A.J. Pierzynski and Paul Konerko have credited much of their success to the tutelage he has provided over the years.
Walker hit .260 during his nine years as a Major League player. The 52-year-old native of Douglas, Ga. is an avid hunter who has gone on a couple hunts with Braves veteran pitcher Tim Hudson.