Report: Rockies to hire Bud Black as manager

The Colorado Rockies have found a new manager.

Bud Black will take over as the team’s skipper, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, replacing Walt Weiss, who stepped down from the position on Oct. 3.

The 59-year-old Black comes to the Rockies after managing the San Diego Padres to a 649-713 record between 2007-15. He won the National League Manager of the Year award in 2010.

He was fired from his position in San Diego on June 15, 2015, and was nearly hired by the Washington Nationals following the 2015 World Series, before the team eventually hired Dusty Baker.

Black was most recently working as a special assistant to Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler.

Multiple Rockies players were happy with the decision to hire the experienced Black, as they didn’t want another first-time manager, reports Troy Renck of The Denver Post.

The Rockies finished third in the NL West last season with a 75-87 record, despite outstanding offensive seasons from Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, Carlos Gonzalez, and DJ LeMahieu.

MLB | theScore

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