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Berry Out As Hitting Coach, 'Stros Legend Bagwell In

In perhaps the most dramatic shakeup of the 2010 season, Astros Senior Director of Social Media Alyson Footer announced Sunday that the team had parted ways with hitting coach Sean Berry and would be replacing him with a name very familiar to fans everywhere:

The Astros have dismissed Sean Berry as hitting coach. Jeff Bagwell will take over as the new hitting coach.

The Astros have offered Berry a position in the organization. Bagwell will begin his new post on Thurs when team travels to PIT.

The move comes as a surprise, though perhaps not without justification as the Astros rank dead last in the National League in total bases, on base percentage, and slugging percentage. Whether or not the shakeup in the coaching ranks can remedy an issue that may have origins on the personnel side remains to be seen.

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