D’Backs Tab Former Mets Coach Chip Hale As Manager

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The Diamondbacks will announce the hiring of new manager Chip Hale on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has confirmed, and he will receive a two-year contract.

He had managed Arizona’s Triple-A affiliate for three seasons and had impressed many in the organization at the time.

Before that, Hale served as Bob Melvin‘s bench coach with the Athletics from 2012-14, and was formerly the third base coach of the New York Mets from 2009 through 2010.

Hale had interviewed to become manager of the Mets after Jerry Manuel was fired and was considered a finalist, but the Mets opted for Terry Collins instead.

The Minnesota Twins were also after Hale, but he turned them down last week to pursue the opportunity with Arizona.

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