on Diamondbacks: Hinch comes full circle in Kansas City


Hinch, who played for the Royals from 2001-02, is in town as the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He’s also 35 years old. He’s just five years removed from his Major League playing career, and the former backup catcher is the youngest manager in baseball.

Ask him if he ever envisioned this when he was playing behind the plate for the Royals at the beginning of the decade, and he’ll give you a simple answer.

“No chance,” Hinch said. “I always prided myself on being a guy that could plan ahead, but I never saw this coming.”

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