Rockies keep a lid on search for manager

Colorado lone club seeking skipper after D-backs' hiring

Rockies keep a lid on search for manager

DENVER -- The Rockies' plans for hiring a manager to replace Walt Weiss remain a mystery. The team isn't commenting in any capacity, with only small snippets of information emerging.

A tweet from USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Thursday morning said the Rockies and D-backs were expected to name managers "in the next 24 to 48 hours." The D-backs on Friday announced the hiring of former Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, with a news conference set for Monday. As for the Rockies, there was no indication Friday whether the hiring would fall in the tweet's time frame.

As has been the case throughout the process, the Rockies aren't commenting on their search. So, given the scant information that's emerging, here's where the situation stood late Friday afternoon:

• reported Friday that Don Wakamatsu interviewed but was informed he would not be the manager, according to a Major League source. Also, sources informed that Angels third-base coach Ron Roenicke did not receive an interview, and the club was considering Braves special assistant Bo Porter but had not spoken with him.

• There has been no confirmation of an interview with former Padres manager Bud Black, although he has confirmed interest and is believed to be in the mix.

• The Rockies received permission to talk to Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach, but there has been no confirmation whether an interview had been conducted.

• Indians bench coach Brad Mills has been linked to the job. According to the Boston Herald, Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti on Tuesday said the club had received inquiries about Mills but was not revealing specifics. However, the Rockies have the only opening.

• There have been indications that the Rockies have contacted the Giants, with the subject believed to be bench coach Ron Wotus.

• An MLB source told on Friday that Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez is a hot managerial candidate, and the Rockies are believed to be interested.

• Although no one has discussed details, the Rockies were expected to interview their Triple-A Albuquerque manager, Glenallen Hill.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.