Coaching Career: Entering his 2nd season as Red Sox Hitting Coach... Was named to the position on 11/4/17 ... Prior to his current role, spent 7 seasons in the Red Sox organization as an area scout for Georgia (2009-12) and as a minor league hitting coordinator (2013-15) ... In 2018, the Red Sox led MLB in runs scored (876), runs per game (5.4), AVG (.268), OBP (.339), SLG (.453), OPS (.792), doubles (355), and XBH (594) ... Also in 2018, BOS led the majors in AVG and OPS with RISP (.289/.872) and with 2 strikes (.200/.590)... The Sox hit 10 grand slams, after hitting none in 2017 ... Helped Mookie Betts (32 HR, 1.078 OPS) and Xander Bogaerts (23 HR, .883 OPS) set career highs in HR and OPS in 2018...Betts (OF) and J.D. Martinez (DH, OF) earned Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards ... Prior to rejoining the Red Sox organization in 2018, served as LAD's assistant hitting coach from 2016-17, helping to lead the Dodgers to consecutive NL West Division titles and an NL pennant in 2017 ... In 2017, along with Hitting Coach Turner Ward, helped the LAD offense set franchise records in HR (221), 2B (312), and XBH (553)...The club's .437 SLG was its highest since the franchise moved to L.A. in 1958 ... The 2017 Dodgers set a franchise postseason record in runs per game (5.47) ... Also assumed the title of director of minor league hitting for the Dodgers in 2017...Club affiliates accumulated a 469-366 record (.562), with 8 of the 9 teams posting a winning record and 2 winning league titles ... Over his tenure with the Dodgers, coached 2-time Silver Slugger Award winner and 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager (2016-17)...2017 NL Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with 39 HR ... While serving as the Red Sox' minor league hitting coordinator from 2013-15, BOS minor league prospects included Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi, and Rafael Devers ... In 2014, served as the Red Sox' interim ML hitting coach from June through the remainder of the season while Greg Colbrunn recovered from an injury ... Made his coaching debut as a hitting coach with Single-A West Michigan in the Tigers' minor league system in 2002...That was Dave Dombrowski's 1st season as DET's general manager.
Playing Career: Selected by TOR in the 2nd round of the 1990 June Draft. Played 10 professional seasons in the TOR (1990-93), SD (1994-95), DET (1996-97), ARI (1998), and FLA (1998-99) organizations...Was signed by then-Marlins general manager Dave Dombrowski in 1998. Played 133 ML games for the Padres (1994-95), Tigers (1996), and Marlins (1999).
Personal: Full name is Timothy James Hyers. Married to Kristin...The couple has 3 children: Zach, Ashley, and Joseph. Attended Newton High School in Covington, GA.
In the Community: Hosted several CVS Hitting Clinics in 2018, as well as kids clinics in January 2019 as part of Winter Weekend. Took part in several events that benefit the Red Sox Foundation in 2018.