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Former manager Bob Melvin rejoins the Diamondbacks as a “special baseball advisor”

May 17, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

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Bob Melvin was fired as the Diamondbacks’ manager in mid-2009 after compiling a 337-340 (.498) record in four-plus seasons on the job, but he’s rejoined the organization as a “special baseball advisor” to team president Derrick Hall.

Steve Gilbert of reports that Melvin “will assist not just the baseball operations department, but also other business divisions of the organization.” His role will include scouting, working with minor leaguers, and even appearing on television broadcasts.

Melvin worked as a scout for the Mets last year and interviewed for their managerial opening before it went to Terry Collins.

  1. fthrvic - May 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Glad to hear the Dbacks did the right thing and brought him back. He was fired for trying to do something with nothing. Had a piss poor team that year, of which the highlights included the ever underachieving Chris Young and Justin Upton and the career disappointing Stephen Drew. Trying to have Dan Haren carry an entire staff didn’t exactly work out either. But, the same old story goes, you can’t fire the whole team. Oh well, best of luck to you Bob Melvin.

  2. Reflex - May 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Stephen Drew is a pretty decent SS. Very productive. Not sure if you expected him to be the second coming of A-Rod or anything, but he’s easily a top five SS in the majors and has been for a few years now. Tough position to get regular production from and he does it consistantly.

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