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Rockies shake up staff, part ways with hitting coach Magadan

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DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies parted ways with hitting coach Dave Magadan after a season in which the team averaged a franchise-low 4.31 runs per game.

The Rockies also reassigned third base/infield coach Stu Cole to a minor league position, the team announced Thursday. Colorado finished 68-94 and missed the playoffs for a fourth straight season.

Colorado's offense struggled with slugger Kris Bryant limited to 42 games due to back soreness and plantar fasciitis. The team had a .254 average, which was the second-lowest in team history behind last season's .249 mark. Their 149 homers also were the second-fewest over a full season in franchise history.

Manager Bud Black will return in 2023 for a seventh season with the club. His staff includes bullpen coach Reid Cornelius, first base coach Ron Gideon, assistant hitting coach Andy Gonzalez, assistant hitting coach P.J. Pilittere, bench coach Mike Redmond and pitching coach Darryl Scott.

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Updated October 13, 2022

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