The Orioles' search for a new hitting coach appears to be coming to a close, but manager Buck Showalter is expected to talk to one more candidate before a decision is made.
According to an industry source, the Orioles have scheduled an interview with former big leaguer Scott Coolbaugh, who was the minor league hitting coordinator for the Texas Rangers in 2014. There was some earlier confusion as to whether the Rangers would allow Coolbaugh to interview, but they did.
And now Coolbaugh is expected to meet with Showalter and Brady Anderson, the club’s vice president of baseball operations, this week. It’s likely he will be the last interview.