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Padres fire hitting coach Randy Ready

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Padres have fired hitting coach Randy Ready in the wake of a 71-91 season in which San Diego's batters once again struggled in spacious Petco Park.

Ready is the only member of Bud Black's staff not to be invited back for 2012.

Since moving into Petco Park in 2004, the Padres have fired their hitting coach four times. Additionally, Wally Joyner resigned with six games left in the 2008 season.

Ready became hitting coach on July 31, 2009, after Jim Lefebvre was fired after just four months on the job.

General manager Jed Hoyer said Ready "worked tirelessly at what has proven to be a one of the most difficult jobs in baseball."


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