Red Sox interviewing more hitting coaches

There are at least five candidates to become the next hitting coach of the Red Sox.

The team has already interviewed former major leaguers Rick Schu and Scott Fletcher along with minor league hitting coordinator Victor Rodriguez.

Craig Counsell, whose 16-year playing career ended in 2011, will interview today. The team also is expected to speak to Greg Colbrunn later in the week.

Counsell is a special assistant to Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin. Colbrunn is a minor league coach with the Yankees. He played 13 years in the majors.

The Red Sox are likely to hire two hitting coaches.

Also:

• Former NESN Red Sox reporter Heidi Watney has taken a job with MLB Network as a studio host and reporter. Watney left NESN after the 2011 season to work in her native California for a year.. Watney will be based out of New York.

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