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Rico Brogna quits as Diamondbacks farm director after getting the job last month

Nov 15, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

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Three weeks ago the Diamondbacks promoted Rico Brogna to director of player development as part of their front office housecleaning, but today the former big-league first baseman quit the job.

Mike Bell will replace Brogna after serving as the Diamondbacks’ minor league field coordinator this season.

Arizona senior vice president of scouting and player development Jerry Dipoto announced the switch and gave no details on Brogna’s change of heart, other than to say: “We all respect Rico’s decision to resign as director of player development and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Kevin Towers was hired as the Diamondbacks’ new general manager last month and beat out Dipoto, who had served as interim GM.

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