A week after converting to a four-man rotation, the Rockies are going with two pitching coaches. Neither is named Bob Apodaca.
The longest-tenured coach in Rockies history walked into general manager Dan O'Dowd's office Tuesday afternoon and stepped down. He was immediately reassigned as an assistant to the GM, leaving Bo McLaughlin and Jim Wright to serve as co-pitching coaches for the remainder of the season.
"He said for a lack of a better word that he was tired and needed a break," O'Dowd said of Apodaca. "So I will have him do some special assignment work that I have been kicking around. And this will give him a chance to catch his breath."