Have the Arizona Diamondbacks found their future manager? According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the Diamondbacks are interested in Atlanta Braves first base coach, Eddie Perez, for their vacant managerial position.
Perez interviewed for the Braves vacant managerial position, however, it went to Brian Snitker, who was the interim manager when they fired Freddi Gonzalez. Perez is also linked to the Colorado Rockies vacant managerial position, but it's possible they decide to go with an internal option such as Glenallen Hill.
Perez spent most of his 11 big league seasons with the Atlanta Braves working as the personal catcher for Greg Maddux and a coach in the team's organization since 2006.
This is the first time we hear about any candidates to become the next manager for the Diamondbacks since they fired Chip Hale and general manager Dave Stewart. One might think they would look for someone to fill their vacant GM position before a manager since it's important they work well together. Jeff Bridich, the GM of the Rockies, wasn't on the same page with previous manager Walt Weiss, which ultimately led to his resignation. Former Angels general manager, Jerry Dipoto, also had tension with his manger Mike Scioscia that led to Dipoto resigning in July of 2015.