Reid Cornelius named Rockies’ new bullpen coach

Reid Cornelius is the new man charged with helping fix the Rockies’ bullpen.

Jeff Roberson, The Associated Press

Reid Cornelius.

Cornelius, 51, was officially named the club’s new bullpen coach on Monday. He served as the Miami Marlins’ rehab pitching coach in 2021, his 32nd season in professional baseball.

Colorado’s bullpen ERA of 4.89 ERA was the fifth-highest in the majors in 2021. Cornelius will have has his hands full as Colorado tries to figure out who will be its primary closer.

Cornelius is one of four new coaches hired for the 2022 season. Andy González and P.J. Pilittere were named assistant hitting coaches and Darryl Scott was named the head pitching coach. Scott’s official promotion was a formality since The Post confirmed in late October that he was replacing Steve Foster as the pitching coach. Scott was Colorado’s bullpen coach for the past two seasons.

Foster left his position as pitching coach to become the pitching coordinator. He will monitor pitching throughout the organization.

“I’m thrilled to have Reid, Andy and P.J. join our coaching staff for the 2022 season,” manager Bud Black said in a statement. “Each of them has a tremendous amount of credibility and knowledge and they are well respected throughout the game.

“I’m also excited for Darryl’s transition to pitching coach, having witnessed firsthand his work with our bullpen and his long-term success as a minor league pitching coach and coordinator. I’m anxious and excited to…

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