Walt Weiss out as Colorado Rockies manager

USA TODAY - Walt Weiss will not return as manager of the Colorado Rockies, the club announced Monday.

The Rockies termed Weiss' departure as a "resignation," although his three-year contract expired after this season.

Weiss, 52, had a 283-365 record in four seasons as Colorado manager. The Rockies actually outperformed some expectations in 2016, posting a 75-87 record and finishing a surprising third in the National League West.

Here's the Rockies' statement about Weiss' departure: 

The Colorado Rockies announced today that Walt Weiss has decided to step down as manager. His three-year contract with the club ended with the 2016 season.

Weiss was named the Rockies manager on Nov. 7, 2012. In four seasons, he compiled a 283-365 record, including a 75-87 mark in 2016. His hiring as manager marked his third stint with the Rockies, as he played four seasons for Colorado (1994-97) and was special assistant to the general manager for seven seasons (2002-08).

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