Warren Schaeffer, who has managed Class A Asheville Tourists the last three seasons, will manage the Rockies Double-A Hartford affiliate in 2018. He replaces Jerry Weinstein, who will remain in the Rockies organization.
Schaeffer, 32, guided the Asheville Tourists to a second place finish in the second half of the South Atlantic League last season. In 2016, he managed the Tourists to a 40-29 record in the second half, a playoff series win, and an appearance in the South Atlantic League Championship Series. The former infielder was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 38th round of the 2007 MLB draft from Virginia Tech University. A native of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania he played in the rockies minor league system for six seasons.