Black, 59, managed the Padres for nine seasons, going 649-713 (.477) overall. After he was fired in 2015, he went to the Angels to serve as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler. He interviewed with the Nationals for their open managerial position, but he turned down their offer, deeming it too low.
Black is also a former player, pitching parts of 15 seasons from 1981-95. He was the Angels’ pitching coach from 2000-06.
Walt Weiss had managed the Rockies for the past four seasons, but the club went 283-365 (.437), failing to finish higher than third place in each season.