D-Backs cut over 2 dozen employees due to sluggish economyPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks have cut 31 employees from its front office.
Team President Derrick Hall says the cuts are the result of rising costs and a sluggish economy.
The cuts amounted to about a 9 percent reduction in staff, leaving the club with close to 300 full-time employees.
The Diamondbacks had the largest full-time work force in baseball and still is among the top five.
The broadcast department was hit especially hard. Hall says he's not expecting further cuts.