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Agent says Joyner stepped down as Padres hitting coach out of frustration

Updated: September 23, 2008, 9:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Wally Joyner quit Tuesday as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres with six games left in the season.

His departure came with the Padres tied for last in the major leagues in runs and on-base percentage.

"It's a decision he came to on his own," said manager Bud Black, who had talked to his friend Joyner about his job in recent days. "Wally's a fine hitting coach. I thought he did a great job."

Joyner was preparing to go to Los Angeles on Tuesday when general manager ...

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