Coaching Career: Entering his 1st season as Red Sox Hitting Coach...Was named to the position on 11/4/17. Previously spent 7 seasons in the Red Sox organization as an area scout for Georgia (2009-12) and a minor league hitting coordinator (2013-15). Most recently 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)...Their +29 run differential was the 5th-highest in postseason history, the highest by any club since the 2007 Red Sox (+53). 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. The 2017 Rookie-level Ogden Raptors posted a .907 team OPS en route to a Pioneer League championship, while the DSL Dodgers2 defeated the DSL Dodgers1 in the Dominican Summer League finals...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.