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Duane Espy #58

COACHING CAREER: Duane Espy begins his second consecutive season, sixth overall, serving as the Rockies hitting coach … originally filled the role for four seasons under Manager Clint Hurdle from 2003 through 2006 … from 2015-2016 served as the Rockies' Minor League hitting coordinator … prior to that role, Espy worked as the supervisor of development for Short-Season Tri-City (2014) and Double-A Tulsa (2013), and was manager at Tulsa from 2011-12 … after his first stint as the Rockies hitting coach, Espy spent one season as the hitting coach for Rookie Level Casper (2007) and three seasons as the hitting coach for High-A Modesto (2008- 10) … prior to joining the Rockies, Espy served parts of three seasons as hitting coach for the San Diego Padres (2000-02), his first stint with a Major League staff after 30 seasons as a Minor League player, coach, manager and hitting instructor … began the 2000 season as the manager of San Diego's Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas before being named the Padres' hitting coach two months into the 2000 season … was San Diego's Minor League hitting instructor the previous four seasons (1996-99), his first position with the club … previously worked in the San Francisco Giants Minor League system, where he served as a hitting instructor, Minor League hitting coordinator (1992), manager of Triple-A Phoenix (1990-91) and manager of High-A San Jose (1988-89), where he was named the 1989 California League Manager of the Year … Espy also served as a coach with Triple-A Phoenix (1986-87) and with Double-A Shreveport (1983-85) … his first professional coaching stint came with the Milwaukee Brewers organization, where he coached at High-A Stockton (1981-82) and Low-A Burlington (1979).

PLAYING CAREER: Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round of the 1970 FirstYear Player Draft out of Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif. … played eight seasons of Minor League baseball in the Brewers system, where he reached the Triple-A level … hit a combined .273 with 125 doubles, 34 home runs and 284 RBI across those eight seasons.

PERSONAL: Espy and his wife, Lea, have a daughter, Jessica, and a son, Dean … his son, Dean Espy, played in the Rockies organization from 2013-15.