Rockies, Bud Black agree to three-year contract extension

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The Rockies and manager Bud Black have agreed to a three-year contract extension.

Black will be at the helm in Colorado for his third season in 2019, and the extension locks him up through 2022. He’s 178-147 in those two seasons, with the Rockies losing the Wild Card game in 2017 and winning the Wild Card game last season before getting swept by the Brewers in the NLDS.

Before the Rockies, Black managed the Padres from 2007-15, going 649-713 in San Diego. Before that he was the Angels’ longtime pitching coach.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.