Could Tony La Russa manage against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight??
There were several minutes of that very speculation this afternoon after the Arizona Diamondbacks announced that both manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammel had been relieved of their duties.
The move comes one day after the hiring of Dave Stewart as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager and De Jon Watson as Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations. Both will report to Tony La Russa, the team’s Chief Baseball Officer.
The news came before a team press conference to introduce Stewart and Watson, during which time La Russa shared that Trammell will be staying with the team to manage the Diamondbacks through the weekend against St. Louis.
Earlier this May when the Diamondbacks visited Busch Stadium, Gibson talked about his relationship with La Russa, noting that both had been greatly influenced by the late Sparky Anderson…
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