MLB News: Arizona Diamondbacks hire Torey Lovullo as manager

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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the hiring of Torey Lovullo as manager on Friday afternoon. Lovullo is a former member of the Boston Red Sox as the bench coach.

Lovullo, who is getting a three-year contract in Arizona, is connected to Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, who was the former GM in Boston. Lovullo reportedly won over the spot over Phil Nevin, who was Arizona’s Triple-A manager.

The team’s official Twitter account made the announcement:

“OFFICIAL: Torey Lovullo has been named #Dbacks manager. Welcome to Arizona!” The tweet stated.

The report also claimed that Lovullo will have his first official press conference as manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

Lovullo has been with the Red Sox the last four years with the interim manager tag in 2015. He was a coach for the Toronto Blue Jays (2011 to 2012) before joining the Red Sox in 2013. Lovullo was previously mentioned in the managerial spots for the Minnesota Twins the last two years.

Lovullo will replace Chip Hale as Diamondbacks manager, who led the team to just 69-93 this season and missed the MLB postseason.

In other Diamondbacks news, the team claimed outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker from the St. Louis Cardinals.

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