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COACHING CAREER: Steve Foster begins his second season as the Colorado Rockies pitching coach … Foster came to Colorado from the Kansas City Royals, where he spent the 2012-14 seasons serving as special assistant to the general manager/pitching coordinator and the 2010-12 seasons as bullpen coach … prior to the Royals, he served as a coach for five seasons with the Florida Marlins, including three seasons (2007-09) as their bullpen coach … he was also the pitching coach at the Marlins' Class A Greensboro affiliate (2005-06) … Foster has also worked as a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays (1996, 1999-2000) … Foster coached at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1997-98) and the University of Michigan (2001-02) … he also served as the manager of the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League for two seasons (2002-03) … he was named the Manager of the Year in the Northwoods League in 2003.

PLAYING CAREER: Foster was originally drafted by Cincinnati in the 12th round of the 1988 FirstYear Player Draft and played three seasons in the Majors with Cincinnati (1991-93) … suffered a career-ending shoulder injury in 1993 after compiling a career Major League record of 3-3 with a 2.41 ERA (89.2 IP, 24 ER) in 59 appearances … Foster played baseball at the University of Texas-Arlington, earning Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year honors in 1988.

PERSONAL: Steven Eugene Foster … he and his wife, Cori, live in Highlands Ranch, Colo. … they have two children: son, Casey, and daughter, Lauren … Casey is a member of the Green Brigade Marching Band at the University of North Texas … Lauren is committed to play softball at the University of Wisconsin.

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