The Winnipeg Goldeyes have hired Kash Beauchamp as the team’s new hitting coach.
The former player, coach, and manager recently served as hitting coach for the Atlantic League’s Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
In addition to his duties with the Fish, the Bartlesville, Oklahoma native will also act as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Independent League scout, a role has held since 2017.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Kash to the Goldeyes,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “Kash is a hard-working, old school baseball guy that will bring great energy, knowledge, and experience to our baseball operation.”
Beauchamp, 56, was selected first overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the January phase of the 1982 amateur draft, and went on to enjoy a 14-year playing career from 1982-2001. He reached the Triple-A level in six different seasons, compiling a .285 batting average and a .353 on-base percentage in 1,083 professional games.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2020 season in May and expect to release their schedule later this month.