Rockies, Black Agree To Contract Extension

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Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black talks with the media during the 2018 National League Division Series at Coors Field. (Photo: Mike Rice/KOA NewsRadio)

Bud Black is going to be around for at least a few more years.

Black and the Colorado Rockies agreed on a three-year contract extension that will carry through the 2022 season.

He will be starting his third season as the club's manager in 2019, compiling a record of 178-147 with two playoff appearances in his first two years.

Black also served as the manager of the San Diego Padres from 2007-2015. His teams were 827-860 in San Diego.

Rockies GM Jeff Bridich and Black spoke with reporters about the extension.

 
 

COLORADO ROCKIES AND MANAGER BUD BLACK AGREE TO THREE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

Agreement extends the Rockies’ manager through the 2022 season

SCOTTSDALE – The Colorado Rockies 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.

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