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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andy Haines is out as the Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach after they scored a total of six runs in their four-game National League Division Series loss to the Atlanta Braves.

FILE - In this June 19, 2021, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Andy Haines studies notes while the Colorado Rockies bat during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Denver. Haines is out as the Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach after they scored a total of six runs in their four-game National League Division Series loss to the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this June 19, 2021, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Andy Haines studies notes while the Colorado Rockies bat during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Denver. Haines is out as the Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach after they scored a total of six runs in their four-game National League Division Series loss to the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Brewers announced Wednesday they wouldn’t be renewing Haines’ contract. Assistant hitting coach Jacob Cruz also has been told he is free to explore other options while the Brewers search for a replacement for Haines, who had been the hitting coach for the last three seasons.

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) strikes out during the first inning of Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) strikes out during the first inning of Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“Andy is a very good coach and he contributed to a lot of wins here, and he deserves recognition for that,” president of baseball operations David Stearns said. “At the end of the day, we felt like this was the right time to make a change. This was the right time for a new voice, maybe a little bit of a different message, and really that’s why we decided to go in this direction.”

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich, left and other players watch the game during the ninth inning of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 3-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) © Provided by Associated Press Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich, left and other players watch the game during the ninth inning of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 3-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Milwaukee earned a fourth straight playoff appearance this year but ranked just 27th out of 30 major league teams in batting average and 20th in OPS. The Brewers still manufactured runs well enough to rank 12th in scoring.


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