Former member of the Hartford Yard Goats coaching staff Jake Opitz will be the Grand Junction Rockies manager for the 2018 season.
Opitz was originally named the team's hitting coach for this season.
He played for Nebraska before being drafted in 2008 by the Chicago Cubs. He played in the minors until 2012.
He was also the hitting coach of the Maryland Blue Crabs before joining Hartford in 2017.