Report: Arizona Diamondbacks consider replacing manager Chip Hale

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 15:54:21-04

The Arizona Diamondbacks' disappointing season may soon result in a managerial change, according to a report Friday.

Ken Rosenthal of 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.

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.