Diamondbacks Name Chip Hale as Baseball Team’s New Manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks named Chip Hale as the team’s seventh manager, replacing Kirk Gibson.

Arizona finished last among Major League Baseball’s 30 teams this past season with a 64-98 record, the club’s worst mark since it went 51-111 in 2004.

Gibson was fired with three games remaining in the season along with bench coach Alan Trammell.

Hale, 49, has 28 years of professional baseball experience, including 16 seasons in managerial and coaching roles after a 12-year playing career.

Hale coached for the Diamondbacks organization from 2000-09 and was third base and infield coach from 2007-09 under Bob Melvin, the team said in an e-mailed news release today. He was bench coach for the Oakland Athletics from 2012-14.

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