DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are reassigning pitching coach Bob Apodaca to special assistant to general manager Dan O’Dowd at Apodaca’s request.
Apodaca approached O’Dowd on Tuesday and asked for the change, Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.
Bullpen coach Jim Wright and Triple-A pitching coach Bo McLaughlin will serve as co-pitching coaches for the remainder of the season. McLaughlin will join the team on Wednesday.
Apodaca was in his 10th season as pitching coach for the Rockies and helped the team reach the 2007 World Series under manager Clint Hurdle. The Rockies’ staff has fallen on hard times this year, ranking last in every major category, including an ERA of over 6.00 by the starting pitchers.
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