Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks will announce today that they have hired Chip Hale as their new manager.
Hale had been serving as the A’s bench coach since 2011. Before that he held the same job with the Mets. He has minor league managerial experience as well and spent four years in the Diamondbacks organization. Hale was a candidate for the Mets and Mariners job in the past. He was also on the Twins’ short list for their opening. Based on most reports, he beat out Jim Tracy, Phil Nevin, and Sandy Alomar Jr. for the job.