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Rockies trade Sam Hilliard to Atlanta for pitching prospect; coaching staff for 2023 finalized

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When Nick Castellanos of the Phillies sent a fly ball to right field that eventually nestled in the glove of Astros’ Kyle Tucker for the final out of the World Series, it marked the end of the 2022 MLB season and the start of the offseason. It would not be long before the Colorado Rockies announced they were open for business. OF Sam Hilliard was traded to Atlanta for RHP Dylan Spain on Sunday in what was baseball’s first deal of the Hot Stove Season. Drafted by Colorado in the 15th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Wichita State, Hilliard quickly put up impressive power and speed numbers at each stop throughout the minor leagues. Mosconi Cup 2022 Complete Schedule