Byrnes announces D-backs will retain entire coaching staff for 2009

Updated: October 22, 2008, 12:36 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have retained their entire coaching staff for the 2009 season under manager Bob Melvin.

Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes announced Tuesday that bench coach Kirk Gibson, third base coach Chip Hale and first base coach Lee Tinsley will enter their third season in their current roles.

Bryan Price will begin his fourth season as Arizona's pitching coach, Rick Schu will begin his second full season in his second stint as the club's hitting coach and Glenn Sherlock will enter his 12th season as Arizona's bullpen coach.


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