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Hulett returning to Indians

Tim Hulett will be returning to manage the Spokane Indians next summer for his fifth season here. More below from the Indians' press release.

The Texas Rangers have announced today their selections for the Spokane Indians coaching staff during the 2011 season.

Manager Tim Hulett returns to Spokane for his 5th season with the Indians. Hulett is the longest tenured manager in Indians history compling a 167-140 record in four seasons. Hulett won the 2010 Northwest League Manager of the Year award after leading the Indians to a 43-33 record and the NWL Eastern Division Championship. Winner of two NWL Manager of the Year awards in the last three seasons, Hulett lead the Indians to a NWL title in 2008.

Hitting Coach Brian Dayett returns for his second season in Spokane, and seventh season as a hitting coach in the Rangers' organization. The Indians lead the NWL in batting average, hits, runs, runs batted in, and on-base percentage during the 2010 season.

Josue Perez returns to Spokane for his third season with the Indians and his sixth with the Rangers Organization. Perez will take over as the Indians Bench Coach and split time with Dayett as Indians hitting coach.

The new addition to the coaching staff is former Indians Pitching Coach Dave Chavarria. Chavarria will begin his 11th season with the Rangers organization and return to Spokane after serving with the team in 2003 and 2004. Chavarria has been the Pitching Coach for long season Class A Bakersfield since 2005.

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