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Chip Hale | Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (53) / 12/2/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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The Nationals will hire Chip Hale to be their new bench coach.
Hale spent the 2017 season as the Athletics' third base coach, but he was also the bench coach for the A's from 2012-2014 before leaving to manage the Diamondbacks for two seasons. He'll serve under new Nationals manager Dave Martinez, who still has a few more hires to make before fully filling out his staff. Wed, Nov 8, 2017 06:01:00 PM

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The Athletics have hired Chip Hale as their new third base coach.

It's a return home for Hale, who served as bench coach with the A's from 2012-2014 before leaving to manage the Diamondbacks. He'll replace Ron Washington, who left last week for an opportunity with the Braves. The rest of the A's coaches from this season are returning for 2017.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Tony LaRussa is expected to remain as a special advisor with the Diamondbacks after the hiring of new general manager Mike Hazen.

LaRussa reportedly sat in with owner Ken Kendrick during interviews for potential general managers. While his role has not yet been fully defined, it's believed that he will still have power and influence in Arizona.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 06:34:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale thinks that Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is a "strong candidate" to become the Diamondbacks' new manager.

Lovullo has a strong relationship with Mike Hazen, who the D'Backs just hired as their new executive vice president and general manager. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is hearing similarly as Nightengale in that Lovullo could follow Hazen to Arizona. Lovullo has been a longtime major league coach and minor league manager and has interviewed for multiple big league manager jobs in the past.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are talking to Chip Hale about their third base coach job.

Hale was fired as Diamondbacks manager this month after two seasons on the job. He previously served as bench coach with the A's from 2012-2014 and remains friends with manager Bob Melvin. The A's have a vacancy on their coaching staff after third base coach Ron Washington left for an opportunity with the Braves.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo tops the Diamondbacks' wish list to be their new president of baseball operations.

Bowden says the D'Backs plan to ask the Nats for permission to interview Rizzo after the conclusion of the club's postseason run. Rizzo has two years left on his contract with the Nationals, but he was in the Diamondbacks' front office from 1998-2006 and this would be a promotion for him.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom has turned down an offer to interview for the Diamondbacks' general manager job.

Former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos also turned down an opportunity to interview, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Internal candidates Mike Bell and Bryan Minniti, and external candidates Kim Ng, Peter Woodfork, Ned Colletti and J.J. Picollo are on the D'Backs wish list..
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom and Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo are candidates for the Diamondbacks' GM vacancy.

Add them to the list that already includes former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, D'Backs assistant GM Bryan Minniti and farm director Mike Bell, Brewers vice president of scouting Ray Montgomery and MLB executives Kim Ng and Peter Woodfork. Bloom and Picollo have both interviewed for other GM posts previously.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 11:05:00 AM

J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register reports that former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti is a candidate for the Diamondbacks' GM opening.

Colletti was the Dodgers' GM for nine years and is currently serving as a special advisor for the club. D'Backs assistant GM Bryan Minniti and farm director Mike Bell, Brewers vice president of scouting Ray Montgomery MLB executives Kim Ng and Peter Woodfork are the other known candidate for Arizona's GM post.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the new Diamondbacks general manager will be in charge of baseball operations.

In other words, Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa won't be the head honcho anymore if he chooses to stick around. Heyman says that La Russa and owner Ken Kendrick met for three hours Monday morning and La Russa is still deciding whether to accept a reduced role. General manager Dave Stewart, manager Chip Hale and vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson have all been let go.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 10:26:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have fired general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale.

Owner Ken Kendrick said in a release that the club is "still discussing what the appropriate role for (Chief Baseball Officer) Tony La Russa will be." It's debatable as to how much Hale is to blame for Arizona's disappointing season, but it can't be argued how much of a disaster Stewart has been. The Diamondbacks went 148-176 the last two years with Hale and Stewart at the helm and depleted the farm system with some ill-advised moves.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 04:42:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 03:43:00 PM

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.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Steve Gilbert of 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

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