Torey Lovullo will manage the Diamondbacks in 2017

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John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 Phoenix reports that the Diamondbacks have officially hired Torey Lovullo as the club’s new manager. Lovullo had been considered the favorite for the job since Mike Hazen left the Red Sox to join the Diamondbacks as GM.

Lovullo, 51, had served as bench coach for the Red Sox since 2013. He interviewed previously for manager positions with the Rangers and Twins going into the 2015 season but Jeff Banister and Paul Molitor were hired, respectively.

Nick Piecoro of reports that the Diamondbacks will likely lose Triple-A manager Phil Nevin, who was in the running for the job. Nevin is expected to join the Giants as a coach.