Jason Hammel

Rockies hire Bud Black as manager

Rockies hire Bud Black as manager

Bud Black is taking his pitching expertise to hitter-friendly Coors Field. 

The highly regarded mound guru has been hired as manager of the Colorado Rockies, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the move had not yet been announced. 

Black takes over for Walt Weiss, who stepped down last month when his contract expired after four years in charge of the Rockies. They finished 75-87 last season, their best record since 2010. 

The 59-year-old Black managed the San Diego Padres for nearly nine seasons before he was fired in June 2015....

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