Friday, September 10, 2010

Berry turns down Astros, goes to work for Padres

Former hitting coach Sean Berry turned down an offer to manage one of the Astros' minor-league clubs and will become the minor-league hitting instructor for the San Diego Padres.

"The Astros offered me the manager's job right after they fired me, and the Padres pretty much called me the day after that and started conversations about possibly coming to work for them. I talked to a lot of people and it worked out. The Astros were definitely involved as far as possibly coming back. I was still in contact and talking with Ed [Wade] and Ricky [Bennett] and figuring out a way to stay. It was tough."

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