Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona
By JACK MAGRUDER  |  Last updated 10/7/13
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' coaching changes started Monday, when pitching coach Charles Nagy was relieved of his duties, according to azcentral.com. Other moves will follow, sources said. Among the possibilities: Third base coach Matt Williams is believed to be a candidate for the vacant managerial job with the Nationals. Nagy joined manager Kirk Gibson's staff in 2011, when Ian Kennedy went a career-best 21-4 and finished fourth in the NL Cy Young race to help lead the D-backs to the NL West title at 94-68. The staff had a 3.90 ERA and a league-high 58 saves, with newcomers J.J. Putz and David Hernandez carrying most of the late load. The Diamondbacks' team ERA was 3.93 in 2012 and 3.92 this season. Kennedy never found the form he had in 2011 the last two years and was traded to the Padres on July 31. The bullpen had a major-league-high 29 blown saves this season, when Putz had two stints on the disabled list. Patrick Corbin led the staff with 14 victories this season, when injuries to Brandon McCarthy and Trevor Cahill played a part in limiting the D-backs to 87 quality starts, tied with the Padres for ninth in the National League.
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