Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:44:29 -0700
The Atlanta Braves reportedly reached out to former MLB 1B Jim Thome to fill their hitting coach vacancy but he wasn't interested in the job. Former Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach Milt Thompson and former Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein are expected to be candidates for the position.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:36:23 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to hire Rick Eckstein to their coaching staff Wednesday, Nov. 6, as an assistant hitting coach and advanced scout.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:22:00 -0700
The Washington Nationals fired hitting coach Rick Eckstein Monday, July 22, and hired minor league hitting instructor Rick Schu in his place. The Nats rank 14th out of 15 National League teams in runs scored this year, on-base percentage and OPS, and 13th in batting average and total bases.
Thu, 10 May 2012 06:19:25 -0700
Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein's job is safe, despite the team's struggles. The organization respects him as an instructor.
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 06:46:02 -0800
Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein will donate his kidney to his older brother Ken Wednesday, Dec. 8, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports.
Sun, 10 Oct 2010 10:04:33 -0700
The entire coaching staff of the Washington Nationals will return for the 2011 season, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Bullpen coach Jim Lett, bench coach John McLaren and first-base coach Dan Radison will return for a second season, with third-base coach Pat Listach and hitting coach Rick Eckstein returning for a third season. Pitching coach Steve McCatty, who joined the staff in June 2009, is coming back for his second full season. It was announced that manager Jim Riggleman would return for a second full year last month.
Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:02:30 -0800
The Washington Nationals are expected to name Jim Riggleman's coaching staff by early this week, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. Tim Foli, Jim Lett, John McLaren and Dan Radison are candidates to join the staff. It is uncertain if anyone from last year's staff will be retained, which included bench coach Pat Corrales, third base coach Pat Listach, hitting coach Rick Eckstein and pitching coach Steve McCatty. Bullpen coach Randy Knorr has already accepted a job as manager of Double-A Harrisburg.
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:09:57 -0700
The Sports Network reports Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount Wednesday, Aug. 12, for inappropriate actions during the team's game Tuesday, Aug. 11. He was ejected from the game for arguing with third base umpire Larry Vanover.