DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have brought in Mike Redmond to serve as the bench coach on new manager Bud Black’s staff.

The 45-year-old Redmond was the manager of the Miami Marlins from 2013-15, where he compiled a 155-207 record.

Redmond is a former major league catcher who spent parts of 13 seasons with the Marlins, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. He was on the Marlins squad that won a World Series title in 2003.

This was the first hire under Black, who was officially announced as the Rockies’ skipper on Nov. 7.

Black said that Redmond “brings a lot of intensity and a strong work ethic, and as a great communicator he is able to connect well with players.”

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