The Rockies are considering Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach for their managerial opening, according to a major-league source. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that Miami has granted Colorado permission to speak to Wallach.
The Rockies, who parted ways with manager Walt Weiss earlier this month, are one of two clubs looking for a new skipper, along with the Diamondbacks. Colorado is reportedly considering many candidates for the opening, including Triple-A manager Glenallen Hill, former Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, former Padres manager Bud Black, Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, Braves first base coach Eddie Perez, Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, Indians bench coach Brad Mills, Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Braves special assistant Bo Porter.
Wallach, 59, was a 5-time All-Star third baseman with the Expos, Dodgers and Angels in the 1980s and 1990s and worked for the Dodgers in various capacities from 2004 to 2015 before leaving for Miami with manager Don Mattingly. Wallach has previously interviewed for managerial jobs with the Red Sox, Tigers and Mariners.