View Full Version : Hriniak turns down Red Sox

10-19-2001, 05:32 PM

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Walt Hriniak has told the Boston Red Sox he's not interested in returning as hitting coach.

A Red Sox spokesman confirmed Friday that Hriniak was among the names being discussed to replace the fired Rick Down. Hriniak was Boston's hitting coach from 1985-88.

``I'm flattered and honored that they asked,'' Hriniak told the MetroWest Daily News. ``But I don't want the job. I can't do it anymore. I want to let baseball go.''