Report: Diamondbacks will offer GM job to ex-MLB pitcher Dave Stewart

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The Diamondbacks will extend an offer to former major league pitcher Dave Stewart to become the team's general manager, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

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Stewart played 16 seasons in the majors with the Dodgers, Rangers, Phillies, A's and Blue Jays. He is best known for his time in Oakland, where he won two World Series. He was named the MVP of the 1990 and 1993 ALCS and of the 1989 World Series.

Arizona fired general manager Kevin Towers earlier this month. Towers had been Arizona's GM since September 2010 after spending 14 years as the GM of the Padres. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports it is "not far-fetched" that Towers could remain with the Diamondbacks in some capacity.

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Arizona hired former Athletics and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as the team's chief baseball officer in May. La Russa managed Stewart for eight seasons in Oakland. 

Stewart served as a pitching coach for three different major league teams and was an assistant GM with the Blue Jays. He is currently an agent, representing major leaguers Matt Kemp and Chris Carter, among others. He would have to give up his agency in order to take the GM job in Arizona.

- Dan Gartland