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Rockies tab Walt Weiss manager

Updated: November 8, 2012, 2:48 PM ET
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DENVER -- Walt Weiss is making the rare jump from the high school dugout to the big leagues.

The Colorado Rockies hired the former major league shortstop Wednesday night to replace manager Jim Tracy, who resigned Oct. 7 with one year and $1.4 million left on his contract rather than return to a club where its assistant general manager had moved into an office in the clubhouse.

The 1988 American League Rookie of the Year with Oakland, Weiss played shortstop ...

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