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Hill returns to manage Isotopes

Glenallen Hill will return for a second season as manager of the Isotopes, the team

announced on Thursday. The upcoming campaign will mark Hill’s fourth consecutive year as manager of the Rockies’ Triple-A team.

Pitching coach Darryl Scott also returns to the Isotopes for a second straight season, marking his seventh in the Rockies organization.

A new hitting coach will join the Isotopes in 2016, with an announcement to be made soon. Last year’s hitting coach, Dave Hajek, has accepted a job as head coach of a first-year baseball program at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

Hill led the Isotopes to a 62-82 record during his first year in Albuquerque, good for third place in the Pacific Coast League’s four-team Pacific Southern Division. Before taking the helm of the Isotopes in 2015, Hill¬†managed the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2013 and 2014 after six years as first base coach for the Rockies. The 2016 season marks the 50-year-old’s 13th¬†campaign in the Colorado Rockies organization.

The Rockies and the Isotopes are in the second year of a four-year player development contract.




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