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Former Oregon softball player becomes 1st female minor league hitting coordinator

Sara Goodrum played for the Ducks from 2012-15 and will be based in Phoenix, where the Milwaukee Brewers have their spring training home.
Credit: Eric Evans/GoDucks.com

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Sara Goodrum to minor league hitting coordinator. Brewers vice president of minor league operations Tom Flanagan says that “to our knowledge, she would be the first” woman to hold that position in an MLB organization. 

Goodrum’s official new title with the Brewers is coordinator for hitting development initiatives. Goodrum played softball for Oregon from 2012-15 and had spent the last three seasons in the Brewers’ sports science department.

Brewers farm director Tom Flanagan told MLB.com: “I think [gender] is really a non-issue, where we’re at today in the game. Specifically, with [Goodrum], there is a familiarity with our hitters. She has been around the batting cage for the last couple of years, so there are relationships there, there’s knowledge of what we’re trying to do and what she’s trying to do. I think it’s kind of a natural progression for her.”

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