Colorado Rockies, Bud Black agree on contract extension

Bud Black. Credit: Russell Lansford, USA TODAY Sports.

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a three-year contract extension with manager Bud Black. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reported the news from Spring Training, Monday morning.

Black, 61, has led the Rockies to the postseason in each of his two seasons as manager and has been a finalist for NL Manager of the Year as a result. In 2017, Black’s first season in Colorado, the Rockies won 87 games. Black then guided the club to a record of 91-72 in Year 2. Prior to Black’s arrival, the Rockies only won 85 or more games two other times in franchise history.

When the Rockies hired Black in 2016, the then-59-year-old manager, was originally given a three-year contract. By extending him now, both sides can focus on the 2019 season and locking down Nolan Arenado.