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Bichette won't return to Rockies

Colorado hitting coach Dante Bichette won't return to the Rockies next season.
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DENVER (AP)

Colorado Rockies hitting coach Dante Bichette says he's decided against returning for another season.

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The former Rockies slugger made the announcement Tuesday. Colorado is hitting a league-leading .271.

Bichette had rejoined the organization this year under manager Walt Weiss. Bichette and Weiss had played together.

This was the first major league coaching position for the 39-year-old Bichette. He was a four-time All-Star and was runner-up for the 1995 NL MVP award.

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