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Bud Black | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (60) / 6/30/1957
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 188
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Bud Black (flu) will not manage the Rockies Saturday against the Marlins.
Black is out with the flu. Bench coach Mike Redmond will fill in as the interim manager. Redmond served as the Marlins' manager from 2013-2015 before accepting his current position with the Rockies. Sat, Aug 12, 2017 05:22:00 PM

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Rockies manager Bud Black was ejected for arguing with first base umpire Bill Welke.

Black took exception to a pair of balks that were called on his starter Tyler Anderson, while Johnny Cueto wasn't coming to a complete stop in his delivery. Black made sure he knew about it, giving him a full earful on his way to the clubhouse.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 11:33:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Rockies have hired Bud Black to be their next manager.

He takes over for Walt Weiss, who resigned after the 2016 season. Black was a finalist for the Braves opening earlier this offseason. Most recently, he managed the Padres from 2007-2015 before working in the Angels' front-office in 2016. He becomes the seventh manager in the history of the Rockies' franchise.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:26:00 PM

Bud Black confirmed Tuesday that he has interest in the Rockies' vacant managerial position.

Black was a finalist for the opening in Atlanta, but the Braves announced Tuesday that they were officially promoting interim manager Brian Snitker to the full-time position. Rockies GM Jeff Bridich has been pretty quiet about his club's search for a new skipper, though Triple-A Albuquerque manager Glenallen Hill is known to be a candidate and the club has also been in contact with Braves first base coach Eddie Perez, per reports from Latin America. Black managed the Padres for nine years (2007-2015) before taking on a front-office position with the Angels.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:58:00 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Bud Black is the leading candidate to become the Braves' next manager.

Brian Snitker did a commendable job after taking over for Fredi Gonzalez in May, but he was only managing the Braves on an interim basis and the club is now opening things up to a wider search. Ron Washington, the former manager of the Rangers, is also said to be in the mix. Black is scheduled to interview early this week. He's been serving as a special assistant to Angels GM Billy Eppler since his nine-year run (2007-2015) as manager of the Padres.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 12:39:00 PM

The Angels have hired Bud Black as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times first broke the news of Black's hiring last week. It's official now. Black, who was fired by the Padres midway through the 2015 season, served as pitching coach for the Angels from 2000-2006. Following his exit from the Padres, his name was linked to several high-profile managerial openings, including those of the Dodgers and Nationals. He'll be stepping out of the dugout with the Angels in his new capacity.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Bud Black will join the Angels in a front office capacity.

Black was fired mid-season after the Padres struggled out to a 32-33 record. He's been attached to several managerial rumors, with his name floated as a possible candidate for managerial openings with the Nationals and Dodgers. It appears as though he'll be taking a position outside of the dugout with the Angels. It should be noted that GM Billy Eppler outright said "We have not hired Bud Black" earlier on Wednesday, so nothing's set in stone here.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Bud Black "appears to be out of the mix" for the Dodgers' managerial vacancy.

Black was recently named as a finalist for the job. Assuming he's out, that leaves the Dodgers with a choice of either Gabe Kapler or Dave Roberts. Kapler was the heavy favorite early on in the process, but Roberts was reportedly impressive in his first-round interview. The Dodgers are expected to make a decision on their next manager by the weekend.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 11:03:00 AM

According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, the Nationals will name Bud Black as their new manager.

Black and Dusty Baker both received second interviews on Monday, but it appears that Black is the Nationals' preferred option. This echoes a mid-October report from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal that indicated that some portions of the front office viewed Black as their future manager. He was fired by the Padres on June 15, while the Nationals finished the 2015 campaign with a disappointing 83-79 record and a firing of manager Matt Williams.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 09:25:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by sources that Bud Black is the preferred choice of some in the Nationals' front office.

Rosenthal also notes that ownership is "unpredictable," so it's no sure thing. Black, who was fired by the Padres earlier this season, will reportedly interview for the position on Friday. After cutting ties with Matt Williams after a disappointing 2015 season, the Nationals will conduct an extensive search for their next manager. Dusty Baker, Ron Gardenhire, Phil Nevin, and Alex Cora are among some of the other names under consideration. Experience is expected to be a key, which would obviously help Black's chances of landing the job.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 04:48:00 PM's Peter Gammons reports that Triple-A El Paso manager Pat Murphy is travelling to San Diego to interview for the Padres' interim manager job.

Bud Black was relieved of his duties on Monday and it appears either bench coach Dave Roberts (who is managing Monday) or Murphy will be given the interim tag. The Brewers wanted to hire Murphy as a coach last month but were denied permission by the Padres, so San Diego obviously thinks highly of him. A decision is expected on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 08:41:00 PM

Bud Black has been fired as manager of the Padres.

San Diego opened the 2015 season to much hype after a flurry of offseason activity, yet the club entered play Monday with a disappointing 32-33 record. Black served as the manager of the Padres for nine seasons, going 649-713 for a winning percentage of .477. The search has begun for a new skipper, with bench coach Dave Roberts assigned to daily managerial duties in the meantime.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 03:17:00 PM

The Padres have fired hitting coach Phil Plantier.

Plantier gets the boot after three seasons on the job. Talent (or lack thereof) is mostly to blame, but he'll ultimately pay the price after the club finished last in the majors in nearly every offensive category this past season.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:35:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres discussed the possibility of hiring Jason Varitek as manager during meetings with candidates for their general manager opening.

Varitek has a Padres connection, as CEO Mike Dee served as the Red Sox' COO from 2002-2009. However, new GM A.J. Preller has no connections to Varitek and Rosenthal says he did not discuss the former catcher during his interviews. San Diego is expected to retain Bud Black for the 2015 season, but Varitek's name is one to keep in mind for the future. The 15-year veteran has no managerial experience.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 03:25:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will hire Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller as their new general manager.

There had been some rumblings that Yankees executive Billy Eppler could be the favorite, but obviously that turned out not to be the case. Preller, 36, has been with the Rangers for 10 seasons and has overseen both the player development and scouting departments. He's been a huge part of Texas' push to be majorly involved for Latin American talent.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:16:00 PM

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