Giants adding Jacob Cruz as assistant hitting coordinator

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Author: Maria Guardado

Published on: 2021-12-03 15:31:35

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The Giants are hiring former Brewers and Pirates assistant hitting coach Jacob Cruz as an assistant hitting coordinator, according to a report from Robert Murray of FanSided. The club has not confirmed the report.

Still, Cruz’s arrival could help the Giants fill the void left by hitting coordinator Michael Brdar, who recently accepted a position as Bob Melvin’s hitting coach with the Padres.

Cruz, 48, is familiar with the Giants organization, as he was selected by San Francisco in the first round (32nd overall) in the 1994 Draft out of Arizona State University. He broke into the Majors with the Giants in 1996 and spent parts of three seasons with the club before being traded to Cleveland with Steve Reed in exchange for Shawon Dunston, José Mesa and Alvin Morman on July 23, 1998.

A former outfielder and first…

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