The Arizona Diamondbacks' disappointing season may soon result in a managerial change, according to a report Friday.
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com said the D-backs are considering a move to replace second-year manager Chip Hale, though general manager Dave Stewart refused comment.
Rosenthal said the D-backs would replace Hale with Phil Nevin, who currently manages the Reno Aces, the D-backs' Triple-A affiliate.
Sources: #DBacks considering managerial change. Nevin would replace Hale. Stewart: “I can’t comment on rumors.” h/t @TheMontyShow.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 22, 2016
The 51-year-old Hale was hired by the D-backs after the 2014 season. He has a 119-138 record as the team's manager.
Hale played collegiately at The University of Arizona. He was previously the manager of the D-backs' Triple-A affiliate for three seasons and a coach under then-D-backs manager Bob Melvin from 2007-09.
The Diamondbacks have a 40-55 record this season and are in last place in the National League West division.