The Boston Red Sox had been considering former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the vacant position of hitting coach, according to an industry source, but the Miami Marlins hired Martinez as their hitting coach Thursday. Tino Martinez, a four-time World Series winner while with the Yankees, has been named Miami's hitting coach. The Marlins and the Red Sox were the only teams the Yankees gave permission to talk to Martinez, according to a league source. Martinez had preliminary talks with the team. Martinez, a former first baseman, was a first-round Draft pick of the Mariners in 1988. The Marlins added some championship experience to their coaching staff on Thursday. There are some guys, and was one of them that could do a good job on their own, but it's a big job, so that's why we're considering this approach. We'll see where it goes."