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Dodgers hitting coach Brant Brown leaving for Marlins

Orange County Register 11/27/2022 Bill Plunkett, The Orange County Register
Brant Brown, one of the Dodgers’ hitting coaches, works with players during spring training at Camelback Ranch Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. © Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register/TNS Brant Brown, one of the Dodgers’ hitting coaches, works with players during spring training at Camelback Ranch Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona.

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers’ coaching staff will not return intact for the 2023 season.

Co-hitting coach Brant Brown has reportedly been hired as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Brown, who played briefly for the Marlins in 2000, will join the staff of new Marlins manager Skip Schumaker, who was hired to replace Don Mattingly following the 2022 season. The Marlins have not announced the hiring of Brown.

Brown, 51, had been with the Dodgers since the 2018 season, originally serving as assistant hitting coach. He was promoted to the role of co-coach with Robert Van Scoyoc a year later.

The expectation is the Dodgers will promote assistant hitting coach Aaron Bates to Brown’s role on the major-league staff. Bates has been part of the Dodgers’ trio of hitting coaches since 2019, spending some time in the minor leagues (particularly when major-leaguers are on rehab assignments) but working extensively with the big-league roster.

The Dodgers have led the National League in runs scored in each of the past four season, the majors twice (2020 and 2022).

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