Colorado Rockies: Double-A Hartford names a new manager

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 13: 'The Player' statue stands sentry outside the stadium as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 13: 'The Player' statue stands sentry outside the stadium as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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According to a press release by the Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate, the Hartford Yard Goats, they have announced a new manager will be leading the team in 2018.

Earlier this afternoon, the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats announced they will have a new manager for the 2018 season. It will be 32 year old Warren Schaeffer.

He will replace Jerry Weinstein, who will still remain in the Rockies organization but it will be in a new capacity. Weinstein has spent time on the Rockies major league coaching staff previously in a few different roles.

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Schaeffer’s prior managerial and playing history

In 2018, it will be Schaeffer’s third season of managing as, for the past two seasons, for the Rockies Single-A affiliate, the Asheville Tourists. In those two seasons, he has a 138-139 record, including a postseason appearance in the 2017 season as the Tourists reached the South Atlantic League Championship Series.

Schaeffer also played six seasons  in the minor leagues, all for the Rockies from 2007 to 2012. He made it all the way up to Triple-A, which was in Colorado Springs at the time. He was a utility infielder as he played 44 or more games at each infield position with the most being at shortstop with 211 of his 461 career minor league games at shortstop.

The Yard Goats and their coaching staff

The Yard Goats have been in existence since 2016 and with naming Schaeffer their manager in 2018, it will be their third manager in as many seasons. Their first manager was Darin Everson. After the 2016 season, he was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque as their hitting coach. Last year, it was the aforementioned Weinstein and, now, it will be Schaeffer.

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His coaching staff will be announced at a later date.

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