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Diamondbacks hire Lovullo as manager

Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo was hired Friday as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"I appreciate the opportunity to join the D-backs family," Lovullo said in a statement. "I'm excited to get to work with the staff and players to help lead this organization back to title contention."

Lovullo will be introduced at a news conference Mionday. He had been considered a leading candidate for the job after Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen was hired as Diamondbacks GM.

"I'm excited to have Torey as our manager," Hazen said in a statement. "We share the same goals and mindset about how to be a championship-caliber...