Atlanta first base coach Eddie Perez is a candidate to fill Colorado’s managerial vacancy, according to Reyes Urena of El Emergente, a Venezuelan publication.
Perez could also be an option to take over in Atlanta, but with the success the club had under Brian Snitker in the second half, Perez might not be the favorite.
The Rockies are seeking a new manager after Walt Weiss resigned earlier this week, noting he didn’t have the relationship with Colorado General Manager Jeff Bridich necessary to succeed.
Perez had an 11-year major league career and since retiring has served as the Braves’ bullpen coach and first base coach. He also has experience managing in the Venezuelan Winter League, which could prove to be valuable should he be selected.
Glenallen Hill, who manages Colorado’s Triple-A affiliate, could also be an option to replace Weiss.
Hill’s major league career lasted 13 seasons, and he similarly has experience, managing Colorado’s Triple-A team for the last four seasons.