MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are set to take on the Brewers in Milwaukee today as the baseball season gets under way.
Manager Walt Weiss is taking over a team that finished a franchise-worst 64-98 and last in the NL West, 30 games behind the division and World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
The 1988 AL Rookie of the Year is making the rare leap from high school coach to major league manager. He says he’s learning the job on the fly.
Jhoulys Chacin will be on the mound for the Rockies for his first opening day start. And today is also Todd Helton’s 16th straight opening day start for the Rockies — and it could be his last. The five-time All-Star first baseman turns 40 in August and is entering the final season of his contract. Helton hit .238 in 69 games last year, both career lows.