DENVER (AP) _ The Colorado Rockies on Friday announced the resignation of Clark Weaver, the club's senior vice president/corporate counsel.

Weaver ``has expressed a desire to change his focus as he concludes his long legal career,'' Rockies President Jerry McMorris said in a news release.

Weaver joined the club in 1992, the year before the Rockies' opening season. He had been corporate counsel at the Hamilton Brothers Oil Co., First National Bank of Denver and Monfort Beef Packing of Colorado.

Hal Roth, a senior vice president who has been the organization's chief financial officer since 1993, will oversee legal affairs with the help of outside counsel.