Ken Rosenthal reported that the Padres hitting coach has interviewed for the same position with the Texas Rangers. Ready has been part of the Padres organization as a manager since 2004, serving as a manager throughout the minor leagues with Fort Wayne, San Antonio and Portland. He was brought up to the Major League club as the hitting coach in 2009.
The Texas Rangers lost their hitting coach, Clint Hurdle, when he took the managerial job with the Pirates earlier this Fall. If Ready were brought onto the Texas Rangers squad, he would have a lot more hitting talent to work with and a ballpark that is friendlier to the hitters.