Daily Camera (Boulder)
Rockies’ hitting coaches leave amidst staff shakeup
— The Denver Post
The Colorado Rockies continue to shake up their coaching staff.
A source confirmed Tuesday that assistant hitting coaches Jeff Salazar and Tim Doherty are leaving the team.
Dave Magadan, 59, remains as Colorado’s hitting coach.
As reported Monday, longtime head pitching coach Steve Foster is stepping down from that position to spend more time with his family and to be able to watch his daughter, Lauren, play her final season of softball at the University of Wisconsin.
Foster, however, will remain with the Rockies organization as the director of pitching. He’ll take on a role similar to the one that was filled by Mark Wiley, 73, who plans to retire after 52 years in pro baseball as a pitcher, coach and front-office official.
Salazar, 30, spent the last four seasons as Colorado’s assistant hitting coach. In 2015-16, he was the hitting instructor at Double-a Hartford.
Doherty, 54, whose official title was major league coach, acted as
Colorado’s third pitching coach in 2021. He served as the Rockies’ hitting coach at Triple-a Albuquerque since 2018.
The Rockies’ offense, particularly on the road, was a major weakness in
“We need to get a little more impact in our offense,” GM Bill Schmidt said toward the end of the season.