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Colorado Rockies Fire Clint Hurdle

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The speculation is over for Clint Hurdle. The Rockies have scheduled a 2:30 news conference to announce that Hurdle has been relieved of his duties and that Jim Tracy will take over on an interim basis.

The firing comes on the heels of a three-game sweep at the hands of the Dodgers, putting the Rockies 10 games under .500 and 14-1/2 games out of first place in the National League West.

Despite trading away their best hitter this offseason in Matt Holliday, the front office believed that with a healthy Todd Helton and Troy Tulowitzki the team should be competitive in the N.L. West.

Even with young talent, the club has underperformed from the beginning. They have won only two series all year on the road, and...

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