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The Diamondbacks have announced their coaching staff for 2013, and Eric Young is not on the list
MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reported this afternoon on his Twitter account that Diamondbacks first base coach Eric Young will not return to the team in 2013. This concludes a two-year tenure for the Young, who was hired by the team in October of 2010.
The former All-Star and Silver Slugger winner served under manager Kirk Gibson, who was hired earlier in the same year. Young took the place of Matt Williams, the former third baseman who Gibson moved to third base coach at the start of the 2011 season.
During his career, Eric Young stole 465 bases in 15 seasons, which ties him with Jimmy Sheckart for 44th all-time. Young played for seven teams before retiring in 2006.
Returning to the team is Gibson, Williams, hitting coach Don Baylor, bench coach Alan Trammell, pitching coach Charles Nagy and bullpen coach Glenn Sherlock. A preseason favorite to win the division, the Diamondbacks had a disappointing season in 2012, finishing third in the NL West with an 81-81 record.