Rockies cut hitting coach

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, Last Updated: 4:51 PM ET

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have announced that Don Baylor will not be retained as the team's hitting coach, while Carney Lansford has accepted the position.

Baylor was named the Rockies' hitting coach in the 2008 offseason, marking his second stint with the team. He was the club's first manager (1993-98) before returning.

While Baylor will not return to the role, he has been offered a special assistant position within the organization. The team's release said he is still considering the opportunity.

Lansford, 53, was part of the Rockies organization in 2007, when he served as the hitting coach for Triple-A Colorado Springs. Lansford then served as the San Francisco Giants' hitting coach for all of 2008 and part of '09.

Lansford was a major league infielder for 15 seasons, playing with California, Boston and Oakland. He accumulated 2,074 hits and played on three World Series teams (1988-90) with the Athletics.


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