Diamondbacks part ways with GM Dave Stewart, manager Chip Hale

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that the organization had parted ways with general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale after the team finished the 2016 season fourth in the NL West with a 69-93 record.

Tony La Russa, the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer, is staying with the organization but will most likely take on another role, according to USA TODAY.

"We are very grateful to Dave and Chip who are widely respected throughout the game of baseball," managing general partner Ken Kendrick said in a release. "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 going forward."

Stewart was hired in September 2014 and served as the fourth general manager in franchise history. Hale, who had previously managed in the Dbacks farm system, was hired just a few months later.

In two seasons under Stewart and Hale, the Dbacks posted a 148-176 record. 

No replacements have been announced.

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