Rockies bring in Mike Redmond as bench coach

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have brought in Mike Redmond to serve as the bench coach on new manager Bud Black's staff.

The 45-year-old Redmond was the manager of the Miami Marlins from 2013-15, where he compiled a 155-207 record.

Redmond is a former major league catcher who spent parts of 13 seasons with the Marlins, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. He was on the Marlins squad that won a World Series title in 2003.

This was the first hire under Black, who was officially announced as the Rockies' skipper on Nov. 7.

Black said that Redmond ''brings a lot of intensity and a strong work ethic, and as a great communicator he is able to connect well with players.''

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