The Colorado Rockies announced that recently that they relieved both assistant hitting coach Jeff Salazar and major league coach Tim Doherty (who was a de facto third hitting coach) of their duties.
In the coming weeks, the Rockies will hire a replacement for Salazar and, perhaps, a third hitting coach, like Doherty was in 2021.
On Monday, we made the case that the Rockies need to hire a third hitting coach and follow in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants and other teams, like the Arizona Diamondbacks, in hiring even more coaches. Some teams are going with four pitching coaches (pitching coach, bullpen coach, assistant pitching coach, and another coach, with a title that’s different depending on the team).
But today, we will take a look at some possible fits for the Colorado Rockies in a hitting coach position.
Cesar Galvez could be a fit as an assistant hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies.
Cesar Galvez was a coach for the Colorado Rockies Triple-A team, the Albuquerque Isotopes, in 2021 and he has a lot of experience in the Rockies organization as a player and coach.
Galvez, who is only 30, would be one of the youngest coaches in the majors if he was named to the staff in Albuquerque for the 2021 season. He played with the Rockies in the minors from 2010 through 2016, making it up to Triple-A.
But he has skyrocketed through the Rockies minor league ranks as he was a hitting coach for Short-A Boise in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, he was promoted to become the manager of Boise but the Rockies elevated him up to a coaching role in Albuquerque for 2021.