Chip Hale joins the Athletics as a third base coach

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The Athletics announced on Tuesday afternoon that Chip Hale has joined the organization as a third base coach. “We’re thrilled to bring Chip back to the organization and to retain the rest of our coaching staff,” GM David Forst said.

Hale, 51, was fired as the manager of the Diamondbacks earlier this month along with GM Dave Stewart. Over two seasons, he led the club to a 148-176 (.457) record with a third and a fourth place finish.

Hale had previously served as bench coach for the A’s from 2012-14. He also worked with A’s manager Bob Melvin in 2006 when he managed the D’Backs.