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Diamondbacks hire former third base coach Chip Hale as manager
Diamondbacks hire former third base coach Chip Hale as manager

Former Arizona third base coach Chip Hale was hired Monday to replace Kirk Gibson as the Diamondbacks manager. The 49-year-old managed in Arizona's minor league system for six seasons and was with the Diamondbacks from 2007-09 in the first of eight consecutive seasons as a big league third base coach. He spent 2010-11 with the New York Mets and the last three seasons with Oakland under Manager Bob Melvin. "This is the perfect job for me and my family, and that is important for me to be here," Hale said. Arizona hired Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer in May, and the retired Hall of Fame manager is overhauling the team's front office. Kevin Towers was fired...

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