Rockies announce Minor League coaching staffs

DENVER -- The Rockies announced several changes at the Rookie and Class A levels while announcing staff appointments for 2016 on Thursday.

Andy Gonzalez will become the manager at Class A Short Season Boise, after serving as hitting coach last year; Frank Gonzales, Boise's manager last season, will take over at Rookie-level Grand Junction; Lee Stevens moves from Grand Junction hitting coach to the same post at Class A Advanced Modesto; and Anthony Sanders, last year's Grand Junction manager, will become development supervisor at Modesto. The Rockies employ development supervisors at each level except for Triple-A.

Other assignments announced are the same as last year, with managers Glenallen Hill (Triple-A Albuquerque), Darin Everson (Double-A Hartford), Fred Ocasio (Modesto), Warren Schaeffer (Class A Asheville) and Mauricio Gonzalez (Dominican Summer League) returning, along with their coaching staffs, for the most part.

The Rockies have yet to fill their mental skills coordinator post and the hitting-coach jobs at Albuquerque, Boise and Grand Junction.

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