After 20 years, last original member of Arizona Diamondbacks' coaching staff says goodbye to team

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 20:18:19-05

The last original member of the Arizona Diamondbacks' coaching staff has moved on.

Glenn Sherlock, who has served as the D-backs' first-base, third-base, bullpen and, most recently, bench coach, has agreed to become the third-base coach of the New York Mets.

Torey Lovullo has made a number of coaching changes since he was named the D-backs' manager last week, including the release of former D-backs players and fan favorites Matt Williams and Mark Grace. The D-backs had reportedly offered Sherlock another job within the organization.

The 56-year-old Sherlock was a catcher in the New York Yankees and Houston Astros organizations but never made it to the major leagues as a player. 

Original D-backs manager Buck Showalter brought Sherlock into the D-backs' organization when the franchise was created in 1996. Under manager Bob Brenly, Sherlock was part of the coaching staff that led the D-backs to the 2001 World Series championship.