D-Backs cut over 2 dozen employees due to sluggish economy

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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.