Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Rockies and manager Walt Weiss
have agreed to a three-year contract extension.
Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.
Weiss spent his first season as the club's skipper with only a one-year
contract and guided the Rockies to a record of 74-88. Colorado finished last
in the National League West for the second straight year, but had a 10-game
improvement from 2012.
A former shortstop with the Rockies from 1994-97, Weiss had never been a
manager on any professional level prior to 2013. He spent time in Colorado's
front office as a special assistant to the general manager from 2002-08 after
retiring as a player in 2000.
Weiss was the American League's top rookie in 1988 with Oakland and was part
of four World Series teams, including a 1989 championship with the Athletics.
He batted .258 in 14 seasons with Oakland, Florida, Colorado and Atlanta.
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