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Miami Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach a candidate for Rockies manager job

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The former manager of the Albuquerque Isotopes has ties to Denver baseball going back more than 30 years.

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Miami Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach is a candidate for the Rockies’ vacant manager job. according to MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo:

Wallach spent 2016 as the Marlins bench coach under Don Mattingly and served the same role with Mattingly with the Dodgers the previous two seasons. Also notable is that Wallach does have managerial experience, as he managed the Albuquerque Isotopes, then the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in 2009 and 2010, winning the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year award in 2009 after leading the Isotopes to a franchise-record 80 wins.

He also has a connection to Denver baseball, as he was a key member of the 1980 Denver Bears that went 92-44 as the Triple-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos.

Though several candidates have been identified, the Rockies do not expect to hire a manager before the conclusion of the World Series, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.

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