The Astros, who have a miserable .237 team batting average, have tapped retired star Jeff Bagwell to take over as hitting coach after the All-Star break.
Bagwell, who retired in 2006 after playing his entire 15-year career in Houston, replaces Sean Berry, who will be offered a different role with the organization. The Astros have the worst on-base percentage (.295) and slugging percentage (.348) in the National League.
Bagwell and Berry were both members of the original "Killer B's" Astros lineup (along with Craig Biggio and Derek Bell).
-- David Andriesen
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