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Scott Coolbaugh named Orioles hitting coach
Scott Coolbaugh named Orioles hitting coach

When Scott Coolbaugh was dismissed as Texas Rangers hitting coach after the 2012 season, primarily because club higher-ups were looking for a bigger name after a disappointing ousting by the upstart Orioles in that season’s wild-card playoff, Coolbaugh decided to remain in the organization. “The reason why I stayed is because I am a loyal person. When I put my mind to be somewhere, when I put my heart and soul into it, I’ve got the mindset that I’m doing it for longevity, and am not chasing the next gig or the next area to stop,” said Coolbaugh, who Friday was named the Orioles' hitting coach. “A lot of people like to jump ship when things go bad....

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