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Chip Hale | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (51) / 12/2/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks are considering firing manager Chip Hale.
Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa has backed Hale publicly a few times this season, but apparently something has changed. Rosenthal says that the club is mulling over whether to replace Hale with Triple-A Reno skipper Phil Nevin. The D'Backs have been one of baseball's biggest disappointments this season at 15 games under .500. Jul 22 - 3:43 PM

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Diamondbacks signed manager Chip Hale to a contract extension.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi says the deal runs through "at least 2017." Hale brought a fresh spark to the Diamondbacks last year and was gifted some shiny new pieces (Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller, Jean Segura) over the winter. He'll carry big expectations over the length of this new multi-year pact, and they may be tough to meet in a division with the well-built Dodgers and Giants.
Feb 18 - 3:54 PM

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks will hire Dave Magadan as hitting coach.

He'll replace Turner Ward, who resigned after the season. Magadan has previously served as hitting coach with the Padres, Red Sox, and Rangers. He wasn't with a team for the 2015 season.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:48:00 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Turner Ward has resigned as the Diamondbacks hitting coach.

It's unclear whether he quit on his own or was pushed out, as Nightengale also says that Mark McGwire could step in to replace Ward. The D'Backs having interest in McGwire makes since, as he played under chief baseball officer Tony La Russa in Oakland and St. Louis and was La Russa's hitting coach in St. Louis. McGwire was also teammates with general manager Dave Stewart.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:26:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have hired Matt Williams as their third base coach.

Williams served as the D'Backs first and third base coach under former skipper Kirk Gibson from 2010-2013, so he's returning to a familiar spot. The Nationals fired Williams just after the season after a disappointing 2015 campaign.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 05:00:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have officially hired Mike Butcher as pitching coach.

Butcher was recently let go as pitching coach of the Angels after nine seasons, but it didn't take him long to find a new opportunity. Mike Harkey has served as Arizona's pitching coach for the last two seasons. The Diamondbacks ranked ninth in the NL with a 4.04 ERA this season.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa announced Monday that the team's entire coaching staff will return in 2016 except pitching coach Mike Harkey.

Arizona's pitchers posted a 4.04 staff ERA this season, which ranked 16th in the major leagues. That's not terrible, especially for a club calling Chase Field home, but somebody had to serve as a scapegoat for the Diamondbacks' final record of 79-83. Chip Hale will be back as manager. Mel Stottlemyre Jr. is a candidate to replace Harkey.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Mark Grace has been named the Diamondbacks' assistant hitting coach.

Turner Ward will remain the primary hitting coach. Grace played for the D'Backs from 2001-2003 and became a broadcaster for the team shortly after announcing his retirement. He was dismissed from that position in 2012 after his second DUI arrest, but the 50-year-old former three-time All-Star has apparently cleaned up his act. The Diamondbacks hired former A's bench coach Chip Hale to become their new manager earlier this week, and he's now building his staff with the help of executives Dave Stewart and Tony La Russa.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 10:35:00 AM

The Diamondbacks introduced Chip Hale as their new manager Monday.

Hale most recently served as a bench coach for the Athletics. This is his first managerial position. The 49-year-old received a two-year deal with a team option for a third. He's got some work to do with a team that finished dead last in MLB in 2014.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Chris Owings
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
3Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
3Kyle Jensen
4Mitch Haniger
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Archie Bradley
4Braden Shipley
5Shelby Miller
6Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Daniel Hudson
2Randall Delgado
3Enrique Burgos
4Jake Barrett
5Andrew Chafin
6Silvino Bracho
7Patrick Corbin
8Edwin Escobar
9Zack Godley
10Steve Hathaway
11Matt Koch
12Dominic Leone