Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego Padres fired hitting coach Phil Plantier on Wednesday. Under his watch, the Padres finished this past season batting just .226, worst in the majors.
The Padres will be looking for their seventh hitting coach since they moved into Petco Park in 2004.
In 2014, Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko led the team in RBIs with 51 while playing in only 111 games. San Diego was shut out 19 times during the season, including getting no-hit by the Giants’ Tim Lincecum on June 25.
The Padres finished the season 77-85, their best record since 2010.
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