October 02, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks say they have received permission to interview Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale for the team's vacant manager position.

Hale is a former manager of the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate in Tucson and was on the big league coaching staff, either as infield coach or third base coach, for Arizona for three seasons. He just completed his third season as Oakland manager Bob Melvin's bench coach. Before that, he was third base coach for the New York Mets for two seasons.

The Diamondbacks also have asked for permission to interview Texas Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar.

On Wednesday, the team listed eight other candidates to be interviewed, including former Colorado, Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh manager Jim Tracy.

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