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Rockies let go of three Minor League coaches

@harding_at_mlb
October 17, 2019

DENVER -- The Rockies have parted ways with longtime Triple-A manager Glenallen Hill and two other Minor League coaches, assistant general manager-player development Zach Wilson confirmed Wednesday. Hill, Double-A Hartford hitting coach Lee Stevens and Class A Asheville hitting coach Norberto "Paco" Martin are no longer with the organization, Wilson

DENVER -- The Rockies have parted ways with longtime Triple-A manager Glenallen Hill and two other Minor League coaches, assistant general manager-player development Zach Wilson confirmed Wednesday.

Hill, Double-A Hartford hitting coach Lee Stevens and Class A Asheville hitting coach Norberto "Paco" Martin are no longer with the organization, Wilson acknowledged. Wilson did not elaborate beyond saying that the instructors “are not returning next year.” The moves were first reported by InsidetheSeams.com.

Hill had been with the organization since 2004, including 2007-2012 on the Major League staff as first-base coach. He took over as Triple-A manager in '06 when Chad Kreuter left to become the head coach at the University of Southern California, and ran the Colorado Springs affiliate from '13-14 and Albuquerque since '15.

Stevens was with the Rockies for seven seasons -- hitting coach at Rookie League Grand Junction from 2013-15 (and '17), Class A Advanced Modesto (now Lancaster) in '16 and Hartford from '18-19. Martin spent his three seasons with the Rockies at Asheville.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb and like his Facebook page.