The only personnel in baseball changing teams right now are the coaches. On Tuesday, former Dodgers third baseman Dave Hansen agreed to join the Cincinnati Reds as the minor league hitting coordinator.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) January 11, 2022
The Rowland Heights HS alumni was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the 1986 draft. Hansen spent 11 of his first 12 big league seasons as a Dodger. He recorded a .362 average in his 1993 campaign. In 884 games with the Dodgers, Hansen slashed .262/.357/.372.
He enjoyed a 15-year career in MLB that also included time with the Cubs, Mariners, and Padres.
After his playing days were over, Hansen was a hitting coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization from 2006 to 2010. He then rejoined the the Dodgers as a hitting coach. Hansen continued his coaching career in stints with the Mariners, Angels, and Giants.
Hansen also has experience as a hitting instructor at V1 Sports and the Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center.
He’ll look to improve a Reds offense that was 9th in runs scored in 2021.