Bud Black reportedly to become Rockies manager

DENVER -- Bud Black will be introduced as the Rockies' new manager on Monday morning.

Black will take over for Walt Weiss, who resigned last month when his contract expired after four years. The Rockies finished 75-87 and in third place in the National League West last season, their best record since 2010.

Black managed the San Diego Padres for nearly nine seasons before he was fired in June 2015. He went 649-713 record and was named NL Manager of the Year in 2010 after the Padres went 90-72.

Black is widely respected for working with and developing pitchers, a necessity at Coors Field. He was a longtime pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels before going to the Padres.

The Rockies have a strong starting rotation, led by Jon Gray and Tyler Chatwood. Chad Bettis and Tyler Anderson have also been strong for the Rockies. But the bullpen needs help after blowing 28 save chances last season.