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Rockies extend manager Walt Weiss's deal

Manager Walt Weiss has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies after posting a 74-88 record in his first season as manager.

Colorado had 74-88 record this season

Rockies manager Walt Weiss, who came out of the high school coaching ranks, has signed a three-year contract extension with the team. He led Colorado to 74 wins this season, 10 more than the previous campaign. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Manager Walt Weiss has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies.

He posted a 74-88 record in his first season as manager, a 10-game improvement over the previous season.

The 49-year-old Weiss came out of the high school coaching ranks last year on a one-year deal with the Rockies after Jim Tracy stepped down following a 64-98 season in 2012.

A former all-star shortstop, Weiss spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, including four seasons with the Rockies in the 1990s.

He also spent seven seasons, from 2002-08, as a special assistant to the general manager with the Rockies.

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