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Dave Veres Hopes for Comeback with Rockies

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Yep, at the age of 40 former Rockies pitcher Dave Veres wants to make a comeback and Dan O'Dowd is listening with interest. It's a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, which probably means he won't make the team. Age really isn't on his side.

That left-hand reserve hitter is none other than, wait for it, Alexis Gomez of the 2006 AL Pennant-winning Tigers. So much for Erstad or Mabry, but outside of Gomez's playoff performance I'm not looking forward to him as a reserve.

Jerry Weinstein was named the head coach of Modesto. He was previously an assistant coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He was also the director of player development for the Dodgers before that.

Tracy Ringolsby also updates us on a few changes in the minors: Former Angels and Marlins closer Bryan Harvey will be the pitching coach at Ashevlle, Duane Espy (reassigned earlier in the season) will be the hitting for Casper and Tony Diaz will be the head coach there, as well.

Update [2007-1-4 15:16:30 by Russ in NY]: Here is a complete rundown on the coaches in the minors for the Rockies this season.

Bill Schmidt was promoted to vice president of scouting.