The Arizona Diamondbacks have named former University of Arizona standout Chip Hale as the team's seventh manager, as announced by D-backs Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa.
Hale, 49, has 28 years of professional baseball experience comprised of 16 seasons in a managerial/coaching capacity. He enjoyed a 12-year playing career highlighted by 7 seasons in the Majors.
Hale spent 10 seasons in the D-backs organization from 2000-09, including the final 3 seasons as the D-backs Third Base & Infield Coach from 2007-09 under Bob Melvin. In his eight seasons as a Major League coach, his teams won 3 division titles (NL West with D-backs in 2007 and AL West with A's in 2012-13) and earned a Wild Card berth (2014). Following his first stint with the D-backs, he went on to serve as the New York Mets' Third Base & Infield Coach in 2010-11 and the Oakland A's Bench Coach from 2012-14, where he was reunited with Melvin