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Colorado Rockies sign manager Walt Weiss to 3-year contract

3:14 PM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
Sep 22, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
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KUSA - After one season as manager, Walt Weiss has been signed to a three-year contract, the Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday.

Weiss, 49, was 74-88 last season, which was 10 games better than in 2012. The 98 losses in 2012 was a franchise-worst.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Weiss, who is the Rockies' sixth manager and played for the team from 1994-97, joined the Rockies after Jim Tracy resigned after the 2012 season. Weiss was head coach at Regis Jesuit High School for the 2012 season after three seasons as the team's assistant coach.

Weiss was signed to just a one-year deal when he was named the Rockies' manager in November 2012. Previously he had worked for the Rockies as a special assistant from 2002-08 before leaving to help coach his sons at Regis Jesuit.

"I am very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to lead this club as we work toward building a championship level team," Weiss said in the news release from the Rockies.

Weiss played in four World Series, winning the 1989 title with the Oakland A's.

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