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Colorado Rockies hire former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black

By The Sports Xchange
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Former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black speaks with reporters prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers opener against the San Diego Padres at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on April 6, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black speaks with reporters prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers opener against the San Diego Padres at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on April 6, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

The Colorado Rockies have settled on Bud Black as their new manager.

The hiring of Black was reported by several media outlets, including MLB.com, which cited major league sources.

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Black will be returning to the National League West, having spent eight-plus seasons as manager of the San Diego Padres before he was fired during the 2015 campaign.

Named the National League Manager of the Year in 2010, Black will succeed Walt Weiss, whose contract expired at the end of last season.

Black, 59, went 649-713 during his tenure with San Diego. The Padres won 89 games in 2007 -- his first season -- and 90 games in 2010, their highest victory total since they went to the World Series in 1998.

Black spent last season as a special assistant to Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler. He had a previous history with the Angels, serving as the team's pitching coach for seven seasons before taking the San Diego job.

Weiss went 283-365 in his four seasons, including 75-87 in 2016.

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