Rockies manager Black back in '23; Magadan out

by Daryn Albert - Rockies manager Bud Black will return for the 2023 season after a 68-94 finish, but hitting coach Dave Magadan is out after the team ranked 22nd in homers.

Rockies keep manager Bud Black; hitting coach Dave Magadan out 1:37 PM ET ESPN News Services Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black and most of his coaching staff, minus hitting coach Dave Magadan and third-base and infield coach Stu Cole, will return for the 2023 season, it was announced Thursday. The Rockies were 68-94 this season -- equaling their most losses since 2015. Magadan, 60, was dismissed by the team. He joined the Rockies in 2018 after serving as the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks , Texas Rangers , Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres . Colorado finished sixth in team batting average (.254) but were tied for 22nd in the majors with 149 home runs, including none hit at Coors Field by Kris Bryant , the oft-injured left fielder who played just 42 games this season after signing a $182 million, seven-year contract with the Rockies in March. Cole, 56, was reassigned to a minor league staff position. He has been coaching with Colorado since the 2013 season and has been with the organization since 1995. Reuters contributed to this report.