Manager Torey Lovullo is overhauling a big portion of his coaching staff after the Diamondbacks finished with a 52-110 record last season, which was the second-worst in franchise history.
The Diamondbacks also announced Thursday that they will keep right-handed starting pitcher Merrill Kelly, exercising his option for the 2022 season.
The 57-year-old Banister managed the Texas Rangers from 2015-18 and had a 325-313 record while winning the AL West twice.
General manager Mike Hazen acknowledged Monday that the organization might be in the midst of a multi-year rebuild, especially with the Dodgers, Giants and Padres spending loads of money at the top of the division.
Long time Arizona Diamondbacks fan, 92-year-old Modine Raymond, is checking another line off her bucket list after attending her first game in person.
Arizona’s 2021 baseball season was a stunner for a lot of the wrong reasons. The Diamondbacks avoided tying a franchise record for most losses in a season.
The Diamondbacks routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 to end a five-game losing streak.
The Colorado Rockies rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-7 on Friday night.
Arizona went 0-9 at San Francisco this season and is two losses from the franchise record of 111 in 2004.
Arizona dropped to 50-108. The D-backs are the losingest team in the big leagues and is 0-8 at San Francisco this season.
The D-backs (50-107) need two wins over their final five games to avoid breaking the franchise record for losses of 111 set in 2004.
The Diamondbacks need at least two wins over their final six games to avoid matching or setting the record for the worst season in franchise history. Arizona was 51-111 in 2004.
The Arizona Diamondbacks delayed the Los Angeles Dodgers from reaching 100 wins by beating them 7-2 on Saturday.
The Dodgers kept pace in the NL West race by beating the Diamondbacks 4-2.
Arizona, which began the day tied with Baltimore for the major leagues’ worst record at 48-104, announced before the game that Arizona manager Torey Lovullo was given a one-year contract extension through 2022.
Arizona had lost 14 of 17 entering Thursday and was tied with Baltimore.
The Diamondbacks (48-104) are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the worst record in the majors.
Luke Weaver (3-6) took the loss, giving up five runs — three earned — over 6 2/3 innings. All of the runs scored on three home runs.
The Diamondbacks continued a miserable season that is among the worst in franchise history. The team’s single-season record for losses is 111 set in 2004. Arizona must win at least four of its final 12 games to avoid tying or breaking that mark.
The Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday.