Arizona Diamondbacks considering making a managerial change
Lake Charles, Louisiana
July 22, 2016 6:40pm CST
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting the news the management of the Arizona Diamondbacks are considering making a change in the role of field manager Chip Hale. Hale has been the manager of the Arizona Diamondback before the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball season. In his first year of managing the Diamondbacks the team ended the 2015 baseball season with a record of 79 wins and 83 losses which placed them in third place in the National League West Division. The Diamondbacks were expected to be in contention to make a playoff run in 2016 due to the additions of pitchers Zack Grienke and Shelby Miller. The Diamondbacks are currently in last place in the National League West Division with a record of 40 wins and 55 losses. Since the Diamondback management cannot fire all of their players on the team, the manager takes the fall from the owners of the team. Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart had no comment about the report that Rosenthal suggested that Hale's days of managing the team are numbered. If Hale is relieved of his duties before the end of the current baseball season, the likely candidate to replace Hale as manager of the Diamondbacks will be Reno Aces manager Phil Nevin who would likely be the interim manager of the team.
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