Walt Weiss will return to the Colorado Rockies as the Major League Baseball’s team sixth manager in franchise history.
Weiss, 48, played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994-98 and was a special assistant to the general manager for seven seasons from 2002-08, the team said on its website.
Weiss, the 1988 American League Rookie of the Year, replaced Jim Tracy, who quit Oct. 7 after the Rockies finished in last place in the National League West with a 64-98 record.
Last season, Weiss was head coach of the Regis Jesuit High School baseball team in Aurora, Colorado, which went 20-6 and reached the semifinals of the state championship.
Weiss, who played parts of 14 seasons with Oakland, Miami, Colorado and Atlanta, earned a batting average of .258 with 25 home runs and 386 runs batted in. He also recorded 96 stolen bases, 658 walks and 658 strikeouts in 1,495 games.