INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington will interview Rick Schu on Friday for a hitting coach position with the club, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
The Red Sox are looking for a replacement for Dave Magadan, who recently took a job with the Texas Rangers. Boston manager John Farrell told reporters that the team might follow the recent trend and add two hitting coaches to the staff.
"I think it depends on who the first guy is, and if the right complement is there, it's something we'd consider," Cherington said Thursday. "There are pros and cons to both approaches. Depending who the people are, we see some benefit to two people. It's a big job and trying to give appropriate attention to all 13 position players on the team, so it is something we're considering.
"Both ways can work. There are some guys, and Magadan was one of them that could do a good job on their own, but it's a big job, so that's why we're considering this approach. We'll see where it goes."
Schu, 50, worked previously as major league hitting coach in Arizona and as a roving minor league instructor with the Washington Nationals. He spent nine years in the major leagues with Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Montreal and the California Angels from 1984 through 1996, hitting .246 with 41 home runs in 580 games.
Over the past two weeks, the Red Sox have hired Torey Lovullo as bench coach, Brian Butterfield as third-base coach and Juan Nieves as pitching coach.
Information from ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald was used in this report.