Lansford, Dauer dismissed by Colorado Rockies

The contracts of Colorado Rockies hitting instructor Carney

Lansford and third-base coach Rich Dauer weren’t renewed in the

wake of manager Jim Tracy’s unexpected resignation over the


Lansford served two seasons under Tracy and the Rockies batted

.274 this season, tops in the National League but they hit just

.241 on the road as they finished 64-98, worst in franchise


Dauer spent four years as the Rockies’ bench coach and seven

seasons in the organization overall. He also served as Colorado’s

infield coach and coordinator of all defensive positions.

Bill Geivett, director of major league operations, said he has

no set timetable for hiring a replacement for Tracy, who forfeited

the $1.4 million left on his contract for next season.