Category: Manager

Diamondsbacks fire Bob Melvin

The Diamondbacks dismiss Bob Melvin and will name A.J. Hinch, their current vice president for player development, as the team’s new skipper. The 2007 NL Manager of the Year, who had one year left on his contract, compiled a 337-340 record during his four-plus years in the Arizona dugout. The decision came after losing, 4 – 3, to the Padres in 10 innings. The D-Backs have started the year 12-17 and are already 8 1/2 games back of Los Angeles.

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