Arizona Diamondbacks sign manager Torey Lovullo to extension

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed manager Torey Lovullo, whose deal was set to expire after the 2019 season, to an extension, the team announced Tuesday.

The two-year extension is through the 2021 season, according to The Associated Press.

"Torey's leadership and ability to connect with people, specifically our players and coaches, provides the foundation for the culture we continue to cultivate and grow in Arizona," Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said in a statement. "This is an exciting day for Torey, his family and the D-backs."

Lovullo, the 2017 National League manager of the year after going 93-69, suffered an 11-game drop-off last season as the Diamondbacks went 82-80.