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

Bob Melvin

&=** FILE ** Arizona Diamondbacks’ manager Bob Melvin watches the baseball action against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, in this Sept. 25, 2007 file photo. Eric Wedge and Bob Melvin, former backup catchers who found far more success in the dugout than on the field, were honored Wednesday Nov. 14, 2007 as managers of the year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


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.