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Kirk Gibson | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (57) / 5/28/1957
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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The Diamondbacks have given extensions to general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson.
Terms aren't yet known, but both Towers and Gibson were set to enter the final guaranteed year of their contracts. Gibson has been the manager for Arizona since July of 2010 while Towers came aboard two months later. Feb 3 - 4:05 PM

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Mel Stottlemyre Jr. will be the new Diamondbacks bullpen coach, John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR reports.

It will be Stottlemyre's second go-round with the club, as he served as the pitching coach from 2009-2010. The Diamondbacks are also expected to name Yankees bullpen coach Mike Harkey as their new pitching coach.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 08:20:00 PM

The Diamondbacks will name Mike Harkey as their new pitching coach, according to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona.

Harkey, 47, most recently served as the bullpen coach for the Yankees. He will replace Charles Nagy, whom the Diamondbacks fired after the season. Harkey does have some prior experience as pitching coach after taking over for Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland during a leave of absence in 2010. He'll look to improve a pitching staff that ranked 10th in the National League in ERA this past season.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 07:31:00 PM

John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR reports that the Diamondbacks have hired former Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan as a pitching consultant/special assistant to the general manager.

The report has been confirmed by Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The D'Backs wanted Duncan to become their pitching coach, but the 68-year-old decided that he wasn't ready to take on a full-time job again. Even in a relatively minor role, it's a nice addition for the D'Backs.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 06:53:00 PM

The Diamondbacks are still waiting to hear from Dave Duncan about their vacant pitching coach position.

The Diamondbacks have offered him the job, so the ball is in the 68-year-old Duncan's court as to whether he'll accept. Duncan stepped down as the Cardinals' pitching coach in January 2012 -- the same offseason that Duncan's longtime friend Tony La Russa retired -- to care for his wife as she battled brain cancer. "Another possibility is for Duncan to accept a lesser position, something like pitching coordinator for the entire organization," wrote Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Scott Miller of CBS Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have named Turner Ward as their hitting coach.

Ward was on the D'Backs staff as the assistant hitting coach in 2013. Miller reports that they have also named Dave McKay as their first base coach. McKay had spent the previous two seasons in that same role with the Cubs, after spending over 20 seasons working under Tony LaRussa in Oakland and St. Louis. Glenn Sherlock will serve as the D'Backs third base coach.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Diamondbacks have approached former Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan regarding their pitching coach vacancy.

Duncan has said that he's open to a return to baseball and has been approached by various teams for a variety of roles. What's not clear, though, is whether he would prefer to return to coaching or a less demanding position. Perhaps working in the Diamondbacks' favor is that one of Duncan's sons, Shelley, and grandchildren live in the Phoenix area.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 08:39:00 AM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have declined manager Kirk Gibson's options for 2015 and 2016.

That means 2014 is Gibson's final guaranteed year under contract. With his pitching, first and third base coaches gone, it's clear that Gibson will need to lead the D'Backs to a good year next season in order to return. Gibson has been connected to the opening in Detroit but says he wants to remain in Arizona. "I like where I am," Gibson said. "I’m motivated to finish what I started here. My goals haven’t changed. I like the organization and the people I work for and work with, I like the players and I think our outlook is encouraging."
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 09:56:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman heard from a source that the Diamondbacks will not give up manager Kirk Gibson.

Danny Knobler, also of CBS Sports, reported Monday morning that Gibson -- a native of Michigan with multiple ties to the Tigers -- is a candidate for the managerial opening in Detroit. But that can be taken off the table now. Knobler also tied former major league catcher Brad Aumsus to the gig. Jim Leyland resigned Monday after a highly-successful eight-year run with the Tigers.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 02:38:00 PM

CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that Kirk Gibson is a candidate for the Tigers' managerial opening.

Gibson grew up in Michigan and has worked as both a broadcaster and bench coach for the Tigers, but he is still under contract with the Diamondbacks and that's a team that expects to compete in 2014. Knobler says former major league catcher Brad Ausmus is also a candidate in Detroit. It's undoubtedly one of the premier jobs in the sport. Jim Leyland stepped down Monday morning after an eight-year stay with the club.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 11:43:00 AM

The Diamondbacks have fired first base coach Steve Sax.

Sax was only on Kirk Gibson's staff for one season. The Diamondbacks have also fired pitching coach Charles Nagy.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 01:07:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have fired pitching coach Charles Nagy.

The D'Backs finished 10th in the National League in ERA in 2013 in what was Nagy's third year in charge of the club's staff. When hired in 2011, it was Nagy's first coaching job at the big league level, though he had been a pitching coach in the minors for three years.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 11:53:00 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Kirk Gibson one game for his role during Tuesday's brawl with the Dodgers.

It's a little surprising Gibson didn't get a little more given that his pitcher, Ian Kennedy, was more at fault for the melee than anyone else. Nevertheless, he figures to get the suspension out of the way on Friday.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 01:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
3Jordan Pacheco
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Nick Evans
2B1Aaron Hill
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
3Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
2David Peralta
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Nick Evans
3Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8David Hernandez
9Matt Reynolds