The Colorado Rockies and GM Jeff Bridich announced today that they have agreed to terms with Manager Bud Black on a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season.
Black, 61, has been named a National League Manager of the Year finalist in each of his first two seasons with the Rockies, leading the club to back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in franchise history. In 2018, Black led the Rockies to a 91-72 record, the second-most wins in franchise history, and to their first Division Series appearance since 2009. Overall in his two seasons as manager, Black has gone 178-147 (.548), the best winning percentage among Rockies managers in franchise history.
Black was named the seventh manager in Rockies franchise history on Nov. 7, 2016 after he spent the 2016 season as a special assistant to the general manager for the Los Angeles Angels. Prior to joining the Angels, Black spent eight seasons and part of a ninth (2007-15) as the manager of the San Diego Padres, guiding the Padres to 649 wins during his tenure, the second-most managerial wins in Padres history. In 2010, he was named the NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Padres to a 90-72 record.
Prior to beginning his managerial career, Black spent seven seasons (2000-06) as the pitching coach for the Angels, winning the 2002 World Series with the club. He also spent four years in the Cleveland Indians organization as both a special assistant to the general manager (1996-97, 1999) and as a pitching coach for Triple-A Buffalo (1998). As a player, Black pitched in parts of 15 seasons with Seattle (1981), Kansas City (1982-88), Cleveland (1988-90, 1995), Toronto (1990) and San Francisco (1991-94), going 121-116 with a 3.84 ERA over his career.