DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has named former Rockies supervisor and coach Clint Hurdle a special assistant to Typical Manager Invoice Schmidt. In this role, Hurdle will help with player growth and the 1st-Yr Player Draft.
“We are very fired up to welcome again Clint Hurdle to the Rockies group,” said Senior Vice President and Standard Manager Monthly bill Schmidt. “Clint has a extended record with the Rockies and in this match, and he provides a prosperity of know-how that will be amazingly valuable to this group and our players.”
Hurdle returns to the Rockies obtaining served as the club’s supervisor across components of eight seasons from 2002-09, the longest tenured supervisor in franchise history. His 534 wins are the most as a supervisor in franchise history, and he stands as the only manager in franchise historical past to direct the club to a Earth Collection (2007). Prior to becoming named the manager in April 2002, Hurdle served as the club’s hitting mentor from 1997-2002 and as a roving hitting teacher from 1994-96.
“I am thrilled to return to an organization that I adore,” said Hurdle. “I’m hunting forward to performing with Invoice and his staff members and aiding out anywhere they require me.”
Just after his departure from the Rockies, Hurdle managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2011-19, amassing 735 wins although staying named the NL Supervisor of the Calendar year in 2013. His 1,269 complete wins as a manager rank as the 40th-most in Key League record. Hurdle’s coaching and managerial career started in 1988 with the New York Mets group right after a 10-yr vocation as a player with the Kansas Town Royals (1977-81), Cincinnati Reds (1982), New York Mets (1983, 1985, 1987) and St. Louis Cardinals (1986).