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Melvin's staff to return intact next season

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The Diamondbacks reached agreements with the remainder of manager Bob Melvin's staff, ensuring that all of the club's coaches will be back for 2009. "This entire staff has been here most of the last two years, and for the most part we've played well," General Manager Josh Byrnes said. "Obviously, this past year we fell short of our goals. The staff has done good job, and we want to keep it together and get back to playing at a postseason level."