PHOENIX, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- While some teams are gearing up for a postseason run through October, others are handing out pink slips.
The team announced the moves on Twitter.
OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 3, 2016
"We are very grateful to Dave and Chip who are widely respected throughout the game of baseball.," Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said in a statement. "Ultimately, the results have not been what we had hoped and while that responsibility is shared by all of us, we have decided that a change is necessary. We are still discussing what the appropriate role for Tony La Russa will be moving forward."
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 3, 2016Advertisement
Stewart, who was hired in 2014, hired Hale. In his first season, Hale's Diamondbacks went from 64 wins to 79 wins. This season the Diamondbacks won 69 games. He held a 148-176 record in two seasons.