Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Colorado Rockies and Bud Black agree to one-year contract extension

Agreement extends the Rockies’ manager through the 2024 season

DENVER – Today, the Colorado Rockies made the announcement that they have reached an agreement with Manager Bud Black to extend their one-year contract through the 2024 season.

Since being named Colorado’s seventh manager on Nov. 7, 2016, Black, 65, has played for the Rockies for six seasons, going 417-453. He trails Clint Hurdle (1,159 games, 534-625) and Don Baylor (909 games, 440-469) in the history of the franchise in terms of wins and games managed. Black will have managed the most games in the franchise’s history if he manages through his extension.

Black spent the 2016 season working as a special assistant to the general manager of the Los Angeles Angels. Before that, he had managed the San Diego Padres for eight seasons and part of a ninth, winning 649 games, which was the second most in Padres history. He was named National League Manager of the Year in 2010 after leading the Padres to a 90-72 record. He is 1,066-1,166 all-time as a manager. On April 10, 2022, he beat the Dodgers to become the 66th manager in Major League Baseball to win 1,000 games. Along with Dusty Baker (2,093), Terry Francona (1,874), Buck Showalter (1,652), and Bob Melvin (1,435), Black is one of five current Major League managers to surpass 1,000 wins in a managerial career.

Black previously worked as the Angels’ pitching coach for seven seasons (2000-2006), during which time the team won the World Series in 2002. In addition, he worked as a pitching coach for Triple-A Buffalo (1998) and a special assistant to the general manager for four years in the Cleveland Indians organization (from 1996 to 1999). Black pitched for Seattle in 1981, Kansas City in 1982-1988, Cleveland in 1988-1990, 1995, Toronto in 1990, and San Francisco in 1991-1994. Over the course of his career, he went 121-116 with a 3.84 ERA.

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