Walt Weiss, Rockies have talked about manager position, according to report

US PRESSWIRE

The Colorado Rockies have talked to former shortstop Walt Weiss about the vacant manager position, according to a report.

The Colorado Rockies have talked to former shortstop Walt Weiss about the manager's position, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

The Rockies finished the season with the third-worst record in the National League, winning just 64 games in a season that was plagued by injury and disappointment. Jim Tracy, who had been awarded an indefinite contract extension following the 2011 season, resigned on Oct. 7 after a meeting with the front office.

Weiss played three seasons with the Colorado Rockies from 1994 to 1997 in the middle of a 13-year MLB career at shortstop. Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1982, Weiss won the 1988 AL Rookie of the Year award with the Oakland Athletics and won the World Series with the A's in 1989.

Playing with four teams in his career, Weiss batted .257 with 1,207 career hits and 386 RBIs. Weiss retired in 2000 after three seasons with the Atlanta Braves and is currently the head varsity coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.

Jason Giambi, who retired from playing for the chance to earn the manager's spot, and Tom Runnells have also interviewed for the vacant position.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.