Rumor Central: Chip Hale in the mix for Phillies' job?

Chip Hale was 148-176 in two seasons as Arizona Diamondbacks' manager. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Add Chip Hale to the list of managerial candidates for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rumor Central

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Hale, the former manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has interviewed for the vacancy in Philadelphia.

The 52-year-old Hale posted a 148-176 record in two seasons as Diamondbacks manager before being fired last October. He spent the 2017 season as third-base coach of the Oakland Athletics. “I don’t understand why he wouldn’t be a candidate everywhere,” an unidentified general manager told Heyman.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com wrote last week that Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is looking for a younger, analytically-driven successor to 66-year-old Pete Mackanin. Hale would not appear to fit that profile.

Heyman lists Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway and Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina as other external candidates. Jorge Velandia, a special assistant to Klentak, is among the internal candidates who reportedly made a strong impression.

- Doug Mittler