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Arizona Diamondbacks fire manager Chip Hale, GM Dave Stewart

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Alex Butler
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale (3) hold his line up card as he looks out from the dugout during the Diamondbacks 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on August 19, 2015. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale (3) hold his line up card as he looks out from the dugout during the Diamondbacks 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on August 19, 2015. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

PHOENIX, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- While some teams are gearing up for a postseason run through October, others are handing out pink slips.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the latter squads. On Monday, the Diamondbacks fired manager Chip Hale and general manager Dave Stewart.

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The team announced the moves on Twitter.

"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."

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.

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