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05/17/2011 1:17 PM ET
D-backs Announce Melvin Rejoins Club as Special Baseball Advisor
All-Time Winningest Manager in Club History To Assist President & CEO in Various Areas
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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today the club's all-time winningest manager Bob Melvin has rejoined the organization as Special Baseball Advisor and will report to President & CEO Derrick Hall.

Melvin will assist the Baseball Operations Department and other business divisions of the organization in his new role, including, but not limited to, working with managers in the minor league system, scouting domestic and international professional and amateur players, assisting the D-backs Baseball Academy with youth baseball initiatives, making appearances in the local community and serving as an analyst on select team broadcasts.

"Bob and I have had several conversations of late and both agreed that this is where he belongs," said D-backs' President & CEO Derrick Hall. "He will be a tremendous help to so many departments with his wealth of knowledge and relationships that he has already established. Bob is a great man and baseball mind and we are thrilled to have him back in the fold."

Melvin compiled an overall record of 493-508 in seven seasons as a Major League manager from 2003-09 with the Seattle Mariners (156-168, 2003-04) and D-backs (337-340, 2005-09). He led the Mariners to a 93-69 record as a rookie manager in 2003 and won National League Manager of the Year honors after the D-backs finished with a league-best 90-72 mark and won the NL West Division in 2007. Melvin also was the D-backs bench coach on Bob Brenly's coaching staff from 2001-02, when Arizona won the World Series in 2001 and the NL West Division in 2002. He also served in scouting and coaching positions with the Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers.

The former catcher compiled a .233 batting average with 35 home runs and 212 RBI while playing in 692 games during his 10-year Major League career from 1985-94 with the Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox.

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