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Chipper Jones Favors Jamie Dismuke for Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach Job

October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 PM
By Cody Fields

In a recent interview with mlb.com, Chipper Jones was very blunt about the fact that he would like to see the Atlanta Braves hire Jamie Dismuke as the team's new hitting coach.

Dismuke has been Triple-A Gwinnett's hitting coach since 2009 and had previously done the same job in the Cincinnati Reds' organization for six years.

Here is what Jones had to say about him:

 

"I love Jamie. I like Jamie a lot. He's very hands-on and positive. I know all the Minor League guys that come up love him.

"When guys are struggling, they send them to the Minors to see Jamie Dismuke, so the organization must feel pretty confident that Jamie knows what he is doing. If that is the case, Jamie would be a great candidate for this job. There are a bunch of great candidates for this job. But if you want to keep it in-house, Jamie is your guy."

Gwinnett hit .260 in the International League in 2011, good for second place in the South division.

Dismuke was a 12th round draft pick by the Reds in 1989 and played portions of three seasons with the Reds, Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Chipper Jones, Jamie Dismuke, MLB

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