Report: Rockies hire Bud Black as manager

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SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 26: Bud Black #20 manager of the San Diego Padres claps during a ceremony before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park August, 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO — Former Padres manager Bud Black was hired as the Colorado Rockies new manager Sunday, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

The 59-year-old Black managed the Padres for just over eight years from 2007 until he was fired midway through the 2015 season. He led the Friars to 649-713 record during that span.

The Padres finished with winning records just twice during Black’s tenure — in 2007 and again in 2010. The team failed to reach the playoffs both of those seasons, but Black did win the National League Manager of the Year award in 2010.

Prior to joining the Padres, Black played two years of college baseball at San Diego State before spending 15 years pitching for five different Major League teams from 1981-1995. He served as pitching coach for the Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels from 2000-2006, winning the World Series in 2002.

After the Padres fired him, Black returned to Anaheim where he served as a special assistant to the general manager during the 2016 season.

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