As names continue to circulate about the Colorado Rockies' potential candidates for their open managerial position, another name has been selected from the jackpot.
As Chris Cotillo of SB Nation and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com report, the Rockies approached the Miami Marlins about interviewing the Marlins' bench coach, Tim Wallach, after Walt Weiss parted ways with Colorado, citing tensions between him and their GM. The Marlins have granted the Rockies permission to interview Wallach, according to Frisaro.
Wallach, a former corner infielder for the Montreal Expos, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the California Angels between 1980-1996, was a five-time All-Star over his career. In 2004, Wallach joined the Dodgers as their hitting coach until January 2009, when he was named the manager of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate at the time. Wallach led the team to a playoff berth in the Pacific Coast League with a franchise record 80 wins and was named the PCL Manager of the Year that season.
In 2010, Wallach became the new third base coach for the Dodgers. During 2013, Wallach was interviewed for managerial roles with the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners, but after failing to acquire either position, Wallach was promoted to the Dodgers' bench coach. After Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly mutually parted ways to go to Miami, Wallach followed suit, becoming the Marlins' new bench coach.
Tyler Jennings is a writer for Scout.com's Hardball Scoops.