Rockies bring in Steve Foster as pitching coach, Darren Holmes as bullpen coach


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DENVER — The Colorado Rockies brought in Steve Foster to be their pitching coach and Darren Holmes the bullpen coach.

Foster spent the last few seasons as a special assistant to the general manager and pitching coordinator for the Kansas City Royals. Foster played three seasons in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds before a shoulder injury derailed his career.

The 48-year-old Foster also served as the bullpen coach for the Royals (2010-12) and the Miami Marlins (2007-09).

Holmes returns to the organization that picked him in the fifth round of the 1992 expansion draft from Milwaukee. He was a member of the team's inaugural opening day roster in 1993.

He was the biomechanics pitching consultant for Atlanta last season.

Tom Runnells returns as bench coach and Blake Doyle the hitting coach.

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