The Colorado Rockies have named Glenallen Hill manager of the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox, according to a report from Denver Post Rockies beat writer Troy Renck.
Hill has served as the Rockies first-base coach since 2006. The 47-year-old spent 13 seasons in the big leagues as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Anaheim Angels. In 4,033 career plate appearances, Hill hit .271 with 186 home runs and 581 RBI. He retired following the 2001 season.
In 2007, Hill was included in the Mitchell Report, in which it was alleged that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his MLB career. Hill admitted to a one-time purchase of HGH (human growth hormone), but insisted that he never used performance-enhancing substances.
Renck added that Dave Hajek will be the hitting coach for the Sky Sox and noted that other coaching positions at Colorado Springs are still be finalized at this time.