Rockies Let Go 3 Coaches

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The Colorado Rockies let go three coaches after a disappointing 74-88 season.

Not offered contracts by the Rockies Tuesday were hitting coach Alan Cockrell, third base coach Mike Gallego and bench coach Jamie Quirk. Bullpen coach Rick Mathews has been reassigned to a role to be determined later.

Mathews has been with the team for 17 seasons and had been bullpen coach since 2003. He previously spent seven years as a pitching coordinator with the Rockies.

Pitching coach Bob Apodaca and first base coach Glenallen Hill will return for the 2009 season.