Rockies manager Jim Tracy resigns

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy. Sep. 27, 2012

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy. Sep. 27, 2012

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies announced today that manager Jim Tracy has resigned.

Tracy was the fifth manager in Rockies history. He has been with the team since he was promoted from bench coach in 2009, according to a spokesperson for the team.

Tracy led the Rockies to a 294-308 (.488) record in his three-plus seasons as the team’s manager. Tracy was named the 2009 National League Manager of the Year after leading the Rockies to the 2009 National League Wild Card and a franchise-best 92-70 record.

“Jim Tracy is a man that has brought professionalism to the Rockies organization since 2009,” said Bill Geivett, Rockies Sr. Vice President of Major League Operations, according to a news release.

“However, Jim has decided that he no longer wants to move forward as Manager of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club. We respect Jim’s decision, and we wish Jim and his family the best of luck as we begin our search for the right person to become the next manager of our organization,” Geivett said.

Tracy’s resignation is effective immediately.