Arizona Diamondbacks give manager Torey Lovullo one-year extension despite 104-loss season

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lvullo received a one-year extension to his contract through 2022 with just over a week remaining in the season.
According to Mike Hazen, general manager of the club, the deal was announced Thursday. It includes a club option for 2023.

Hazen stated that "Through all the season's challenges, Torey did an excellent job of getting men through this, even in a year where we might have set a franchise record,"

Arizona had lost 14 out of 17 by Thursday's close, and was tied for the worst record with Baltimore.

Lovullo (56), was Boston's bench coach between 2013 and 2016, serving as interim manager for the final two months of John Farrell's 2015 season. After the 2016 season, Chip Hale was replaced by Lovullo as Arizona's manager. Lovullo was voted National League Manager-of-the-Year in 2017. The Diamondbacks won 93-69 against Colorado and were swept in the NL Division Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Arizona fell to 82-80 in the next season. It was 85-77 in 2019, and 25-35 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 seasons.

Lovullo received a two-year extension to his contract in January 2019, which ran through the 2021 season.

Hazen stated, "I am the one who charted our course," "I am not a martyr. "I need to be open about where things have gone."

Arizona lost 51 to 111 in 2004. This was a new team record.