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ASTROS NAME BERRY INTERIM HITTING COACH
Former Astros third baseman replaces Gaetti on Major League staff
HOUSTON, TX ? The Houston Astros announced today that the club has named Sean Berry interim hitting coach. Berry replaces Gary Gaetti, who has been relieved of his duties. The announcement was made by General Manager Tim Purpura.
Berry was in his second year in the role of minor league hitting coordinator for the Houston organization. He spent the previous two seasons (2003-04) on the coaching staff at Double A Round Rock.
A veteran of 11 Major League seasons, Berry was originally selected by the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the June 1986 draft. He made his big league debut with the Royals in 1990 and played parts of two seasons with Kansas City before being traded to Montreal (1992-95). Following the 1995 campaign, Berry was traded to the Astros, where he batted .283 with 39 home runs and 190 RBI during three seasons at third base from 1996-98. His posted his best season with the Astros in 1996, when he hit .281 with 17 home runs and 95 RBI. He concluded his career with parts of two seasons in Milwaukee (1999-2000) and Boston (2000).
Gaetti spent the last two seasons as the Astros hitting coach, joining the club in July of 2004. He began his coaching career in the Houston organization in 2002 as a member of the Triple A New Orleans staff. During his 20-year big league career, he played for six different teams: the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox.