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MARK GRACE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mark Grace rejoins Fox Sports Arizona for Diamondbacks’ pre- and post-game studio shows

Five years after being fired by Fox Sports Arizona, former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace will once again be part of the club’s broadcast team. Grace won’t be returning to the booth for D-Backs game telecasts, however. He’ll be an analyst for the network’s pre- and post-game “D-Backs Live” studio shows, paired with hosts Todd Walsh and Jody Jackson, along...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grace back on TV after assistant hitting coach gig

Mark Grace will return to the D-backs' broadcasting team in 2017 as part of the pre- and postgame shows on FOX Sports Arizona.
Via Diamondbacks.com
6 days ago

D-backs won't bring Williams, Grace back on Lovullo's coaching staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Two of the Diamondbacks' best-known former players will not be retained on the team's coaching staff under new manager Torey Lovullo.Arizona general manager Mike Hazen confirmed Tuesday that third base coach Matt Williams and assistant hitting coach Mark Grace will not return.Williams was the third baseman and Grace the first baseman on the Diamondbacks' 2001...
Via Associated Press
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Grace back where he belongs with D-backs

PHOENIX -- The doorbell could ring at midnight or at 7 a.m. and the brief visits could come three weeks apart or three days in a row. But not matter the timing, Mark Grace had to provide a plastic cup of reassurance -- until the next ring. "It sucked," Grace said recently. It is finally over. Grace is on the other side of unsupervised probation following a second DUI offense in August...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Grace to serve as D-backs' assistant hitting coach

  Mark Grace will join the staff of new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as assistant hitting coach. The club announced Hale's staff on Thursday, with Andy Green as third-base coach and Glenn Sherlock bench coach. Sherlock shifts from third-base coach and is among six from former manager Kirk Gibson's staff who are being retained. Another is Henry Blanco, who will return as...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Grace, Green to join new manager Hale's staff

PHOENIX (AP) Mark Grace will join the staff of new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as assistant hitting coach. The club announced Hale's staff on Thursday, with Andy Green as third base coach and Glenn Sherlock bench coach. Sherlock shifts from third base coach and is among six from former manager Kirk Gibson's staff who are being retained. Another is Henry Blanco, who will...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Green, Grace join 6 holdovers on Hale's coaching staff

PHOENIX -- Chip Hale's coaching staff with the Arizona Diamondbacks will include six holdovers from Kirk Gibson's staff, plus a pair of new additions: third-base coach Andy Green and assistant hitting coach Mark Grace. The six holdovers are bench coach Glenn Sherlock, pitching coach Mike Harkey, hitting coach Turner Ward, first-base coach Dave McKay, bullpen coach Mel Stottlemyre...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs hire Mark Grace as assistant hitting coach

New Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is beginning to assemble his coaching staff. That staff will include a somewhat surprising name in Mark Grace. Source: Mark Grace will become #Dbacks assistant hitting coach. Appears Turner Ward remains hitting coach. Blanco shifting to new role. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) October 16, 2014 Grace being hired as a hitting coach...
Via The Outside Corner
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Grace “Tried Like Hell” to be Loved in Chicago

Chicago Sports News – Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Mark Grace is back in baseball after some time spent in jail for two DUI arrests. The Arizona Diamondbacks have given Grace another chance after letting him go in 2012 following the second arrest. He will be coaching the Class A Hillsboro Hops and would like to be a Major League Baseball coach eventually. In an interview with...
Via Sports Mockery
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs promote Mark Grace

The Arizona Diamondbacks have promoted Mark Grace to hitting coach of Class A Hillsboro, 16 months after the former All-Star left his broadcasting job following a second DUI arrest. Grace was a minor league hitting instructor last season. He also served a four-month DUI sentence under a work-release program last spring. His new role was announced by the Diamondbacks on Friday. ...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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