While the team hasn’t officially announced the decision, it is all but final – Charles Nagy has been fired as pitching coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
After Nick Piecoro reached out for comment on the rumor, Nagy responded with a text message.
“All I would say is thank you to the Diamondback organization and everyone in it for the opportunity to be part of such a terrific group.”
For three seasons, the 46-year-old served as the team’s pitching coach. In his first year with the team, he guided Ian Kennedy to his Cy-Young worthy season, recording 21 victories and just four losses while posting an ERA of 2.88. He led his Arizona squad to a 94-win season and a division title.
The Diamondbacks finished 81-81 and missed out on the postseason for the second consecutive season. Their pitching staff had an ERA of 3.92, sixth-worst in the National League. Their bullpen blew 29 saves, which was tied for the league lead alongside the Houston Astros.
Prior to coaching, Nagy enjoyed a thirteen year career as a player. He spent twelve of those seasons with the Cleveland Indians, and finished his career with the San Diego Padres in 2003. Nagy’s overall record is 129-105, while he posted a 4.51 ERA and had 1,242 strikeouts.