Diamondbacks announce six initial candidates for manager job

Wednesday October 1st, 2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have at least six candidates who they will interview to fill the team's vacant managerial position. 

Sandy Alomar Jr., Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin, Jim Tracy and Turner Ward were the names announced by the team. Arizona says it will add more candidates once permission is received by their current teams.

Alomar is the bench coach for the Cleveland Indians, and Bell was the Cincinnati Reds' bench coach this season. Tracy has managed the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies and has 856 victories over 11 seasons. Ward was Arizona's hitting coach this season.

The Diamondbacks are looking to replace Kirk Gibson after he was fired last week following five seasons with the team and a 353-375 record. The team hired former pitcher Dave Stewart as their new general manager last week.

The Diamondbacks finished the 2014 season with the worst record in the National League.

- Scooby Axson

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