Rangers fire Pelicans hitting coach, two others in minors

From wire, staff reportsSeptember 11, 2012 

— The Texas Rangers are not renewing the contracts of three minor league coaches, including Julio Garcia, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ hitting coach for the past two seasons.

Garcia was once a bullpen catcher for the Rangers and has been at their Advanced-Class A affiliate under manager Jason Wood since the Rangers became Myrtle Beach’s parent club.

Despite making the playoffs, the Pelicans had the second-worst batting average in the eight-team Carolina League at .247, which was just .001 better than Wilmington. The Pelicans were last in the league in runs scored with 534 in 119 games, and also last in home runs, triples, total bases, walks, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

Contracts for Triple-A Round Rock hitting coach Brant Brown and pitching coach Terry Clark also won’t be renewed. Brown had been in the Rangers organization six seasons, going to Round Rock this year after the previous three at Double-A Frisco. Clark spent the last four years as the Triple-A pitching coach for Texas.

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