Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk 
Jay Bell left his position as Pirates hitting coach last week to become the Reds’ bench coach and Pittsburgh has replaced him by promoting assistant hitting coach Jeff Branson into the main gig.
Jeff Branson Promoted To Pirates Hitting Coach by Sports Talk Florida
#Pirates  name Jeff Branson hitting coach. Jeff Livesey added to major league coaching staff.
— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) November 18, 2013