Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Tigers lose top scout Mike Russell to Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers could lose impending free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez this offseason, but there’s also this: Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Tigers top scout Mike Russell has accepted a job with the Diamondbacks, where he’ll serve as a special assistant to new senior VP of baseball..." October 18

  • Ex-star Mark Grace comes back as D-Backs assistant hitting coach

    CBSSports.com "Mark Grace, the former hitting star of the Cubs and Diamondbacks who lost his broadcasting job with the D-Backs after two drunk-driving incidents, is back with Arizona, which has hired him as assistant hitting coach. Grace served as D-Backs announcer from 2004-12 but the popular former star..." October 16

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Arizona #Dbacks are expected to announce today the hiring of Chip Hale as their manager. Hale had been the #Athletics bench coach.

  • D-Backs close to naming skipper from Tracy, Hale, Alomar, Nevin, Ward

    CBSSports.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks are getting close to deciding on a new manager, with Jim Tracy, Chip Hale, Sandy Alomar Jr., Phil Nevin and Turner Ward the final candidates, sources familiar with the situation said. A decision is expected within the next day or two. Top D-Backs decision-makers Derrick..." October 13

  • D-backs make baseball history with black executive team

    Fox Sports Arizona "It was impossible to tell at the time, but De Jon Watson shed a tear or two minutes before the press conference to introduce him as the Arizona Diamondbacks' vice president of baseball operations. A congratulatory call from Don Newcombe was all it took. "Don told me to stay true to my beliefs..." October 12

  • Jim Tracy among 4 finalists for Diamondbacks manager job

    USA Today "Jim Tracy, with vast managerial experience in the National League West, has emerged as one of the final four candidates for the Arizona Diamondbacks' managerial opening. The Diamondbacks are scheduled to announce the hiring of their new manager Monday, and Tracy is the only finalist with..." October 11

  • Diamondbacks appear long on trade options at short

    Arizona Republic "So far, what we know about Dave Stewart as a general manager is not based on what he's actually done but rather on what he has said he will do, which, judging by his comments last week, might not be much. He certainly did not sound likely to trade anyone from the Diamondbacks' young talent..." October 08

  • Chance to become MLB manager interests Alomar Jr.

    MLB.com "Sandy Alomar Jr. has been a key member of the Indians' coaching staff for several years now and received a brief taste of life in the manager's chair three seasons ago. Along the way, a handful of other teams have taken a close look at the former catcher as a managerial candidate. Alomar has..." October 08

  • Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart really likes Mark Trumbo

    Hardball Talk "What’s not to like about Mark Trumbo? He hit 34 home runs and knocked in 100 runs for the Angels in 2013 and would have likely come close to doing the same for the Diamondbacks this season if he hadn’t missed so much time with a stress fracture in his left foot. Indeed, there’s plenty to like..." October 05

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks confirm @JonHeymanCBS's report on being granted permission to speak with Tim Bogar.

  • Diamondbacks add three names to list of potential managers

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' search for a new manager further widened on Thursday with the addition of three more potential candidates. The club asked for and was granted permission to interview Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale and Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Lorenzo Bundy, according to..." October 03

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    Chris Owings will undergo surgery on his left shoulder tomorrow by Dr. James Andrews. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Two new names to add to Dbacks managerial candidate list: Sandy Alomar Jr. and Jim Tracy.

  • GM Stewart says D-backs don't need major overhaul

    Fox Sports Arizona "Dave Stewart calls it his media room. Eight hi-def TVs. A fridge. A microwave. A beanbag chair with a blanket that occasionally serves as a bunk for the night in case a West Coast game goes long. You think Stewart does not know a few things about the Diamondbacks? You have not seen him in..." September 30

  • Trumbo powers D-Backs to win over Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks hit three home runs — two by 1B Mark Trumbo — to beat the St.Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Saturday at Chase Field. For the Cardinals, the loss coupled with a Pittsburgh Pirates loss earlier in the day landed both teams in a tie for first in the National League Central with one game..." September 28

  • Cards beat Diamondbacks in extra innings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Cardinals rookie Marco Gonzales first started warming up early in Friday’s game, he was preparing to rescue another starter. When he warmed up in the middle innings, he was set to protect the bullpen from bulk innings. When finally he got into the game late, his assignment was the simplest of..." September 27

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks Derrick Hall asked La Russa to manage the last 3 games. La Russa: "You’ve seen my entire deck. You’ve seen the last of it."

  • Diamondbacks fire Kirk Gibson

    ESPN.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell, the team announced Friday. "Kirk has done an admirable job under difficult circumstances and we are grateful for his professionalism and his dedicated service to the organization over the past eight years,"..." September 27

  • Rangers win gives first draft pick to Arizona

    Dallas Morning News "By defeating Oakland on Thursday night, the Texas Rangers guaranteed Arizona will have the first pick in next June’s draft. With three games remaining, the Rangers are 66-93, and Arizona is 63-96. If the clubs finish with the same record, Arizona would get the first pick by virtue of the..." September 26

  • Minnesota Twins beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After four consecutive seasons of at least 90 losses, the Twins manager and his coaching staff have no idea if they’ve worked their final game at Target Field. But manager Ron Gardenhire is hoping that’s not the case. Gardenhire, speaking Wednesday before the Twins defeated the Arizona..." September 25

  • D-backs name Dave Stewart Senior VP & GM

    AZ Snake Pit ""When we made the decision to bring Tony on board as Chief Baseball Officer and eventually began the process of restructuring our baseball operations department, we knew that it would be important to surround him with talent that complements his strengths and makes us a better organization," said..." September 25

  • Gibson, jump-start offense propel Twins in 6-3 win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kyle Gibson notched his 13th victory Tuesday, giving up only one run over seven innings in the Twins’ 6-3 victory over Arizona. That’s more wins than any starter in one season but Phil Hughes has claimed since the Twins’ 90-loss nightmare began in 2011. And Gibson knows exactly what that means for..." September 24

  • Report: D-backs set to offer Stewart GM position

    Covers.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks have decided to make former pitcher Dave Stewart an offer to become their next general manger, CBSSports.com reported Wednesday. Sources close to the team said Arizona selected Stewart after interviewing nine candidates and will try to make a deal with him to replace..." September 24

  • Gibson's relationship with La Russa helps his chances of return to Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Kirk Gibson's wife sent him a song to listen to on his mobile device Tuesday morning. Fittingly, it was Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's "The Waiting." Yeah, it's the hardest part all right. The waiting he and everyone else is doing while the Diamondbacks decide in which direction to move at..." September 24

  • Michael Cuddyer's seven RBIs leads Rockies to win over Diamondbacks

    Denver Post "Friday evening's spectacular Coors Field sunset showed off shades of purple, albeit with a few hints of Broncos orange. It turned out to be a heaven-sent omen for the Rockies and hit machine Michael Cuddyer. The Rockies blitzed the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-3 as Cuddyer hit a grand slam and drove..." September 20

  • Jake Peavy dazzles Diamondbacks, Giants gain a game

    McCovey Chronicles "Edwin Escobar might turn into Corey Kluber*. In a year or two or five, we might look at the Red Sox, spoiled with riches and young players, with more than a touch of envy. Escobar might be more than a mid-rotation guy, something might click, and in 20 years, some young Giants fan is going to..." September 18

  • Peavy powers Giants past D'Backs 2-1

    CSN Bay Area "There were three bits of soothing knowledge for the Giants on Tuesday. First, the Los Angeles Dodgers got smashed at Coors Field. Next, the Giants moved within three games in the NL West after subduing the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 2-1 victory. And finally, Jake Peavy, who used his fastball..." September 17

  • Should D-Backs keep Trumbo? Next GM has difficult decision

    Arizona Republic "Barring a monster final two weeks, slugger Mark Trumbo will enter the offseason on the heels of a disappointing season, leaving whomever the Diamondbacks select as their next general manager with a difficult decision on his hands. By spring training, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be back..." September 17

  • Levine withdraws from Arizona GM search

    ESPN Dallas "Thad Levine, the Texas Rangers' assistant general manager, has withdrawn his name for the vacant GM job with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Levine, who has been the No. 2 man to Jon Daniels the last nine seasons, spoke with Arizona's chief baseball officer Tony La Russa about his desire to remain..." September 16

  • Diamondbacks wrap up Padres series with victory

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks continued to swing the bats with authority, surviving a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday at Chase Field. It was Arizona's first series win since taking two of three from the Rockies at home to close out August. The Diamondbacks did all their scoring in two..." September 15

  • Dave Stewart, seen as a favorite, has agreed to interview with Diamondbacks

    CBSSports.com "Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief..." September 15

  • Trumbo leads D-backs rout of Padres

    Fox Sports "Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings,..." September 14

  • Kirk Gibson has won few games but he's forged rapport with La Russa

    CBSSports.com "Logic would suggest Kirk Gibson isn't long for his job as Diamondbacks manager. However, it appears he may have at least a shot to stay, and here's why: It's been noted that Gibson has been extremely receptive to the input from Arizona's new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who also happens..." September 14

  • Rivera's 10th blast buoys Padres' win over Diamondbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Seven months ago, Rene Rivera walked into the Padres’ spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., hoping to stick as a third catcher. On Friday, the 31-year-old journeyman was wedged into the team’s cleanup spot for the fourth time this month, a testament to Rivera’s development into a legitimate..." September 13

  • Giants complete three-game sweep of Diamondbacks

    San Jose Mercury News "Jake Peavy won't pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend at AT&T Park, a bit of a shame considering he is 14-3 lifetime against them with a 2.28 ERA. But that doesn't mean the fiery right-hander will be idle after setting the tone with 52/3 innings of stingy pitching in a 6-2 Giants..." September 12

  • Diamondbacks executives address payroll, front-office questions

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' search for a new general manager is in full swing, with Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa having conducted preliminary interviews with four of 10 candidates. Second-round interviews will be held within the next week and a half, with potential hires coming to Phoenix to meet..." September 12

  • Vogelsong, Giants grind out win over D'Backs

    CSN Bay Area "Major League Baseball is a results-oriented business, like any other professional sport. Ryan Vogelsong constantly wrestles with the often unexplainable divide between process and numbers. It goes both ways. In mid-March, Vogelsong allowed nine runs and 11 hits over 2 2/3 innings in a Spring..." September 11

  • Los Angeles Dodgers turn the tables on Arizona Diamondbacks in 7-2 win

    L.A. Daily News "Sunday was a tale of two games at Dodger Stadium. The first game lasted five innings, and it was arguably the best Trevor Cahill has thrown in a year. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, who was designated for assignment earlier this season, didn’t allow a hit until Dee Gordon doubled in the..." September 08

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Kirk Gibson is hoping A.J. Pollock (groin) and David Peralta (back) can return to the lineup on Tuesday in San Francisco.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers start and finish well to beat Arizona Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon stepped to the plate to face Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson with pinch-runner Roger Bernadina on second base and pinch-hitter Justin Turner on first with two outs and the score tied in the eighth inning Saturday. The Dodgers built a two-run lead in..." September 07

  • Dan Haren delivers, bullpen holds on for Dodgers’ win over Arizona Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "For the Dodgers, the bridge to the ninth inning isn’t pretty. Rather than the archetypal flow charts of spring training with a starting pitcher at the beginning and Kenley Jansen at the end, the bullpen in September looks like a jumbled mess of mostly right arms. Manager Don Mattingly has..." September 06

  • Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers

    Arizona Republic "As the team stumbles toward the end of a disappointing season, the Diamondbacks have fired Kevin Towers as the club's general manager, according to sources. The team is expected to make the announcement Friday morning. The move comes less than four months after the hiring of Tony La Russa as..." September 06

  • Daniel Hudson returns as Diamondbacks top Padres

    Arizona Republic "RHP Daniel Hudson made his long-awaited return to the mound on Wednesday night, tossing a perfect eighth inning as the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hudson was pitching for the first time since June 26, 2012, after needing two Tommy John surgeries in as many years. "I..." September 04

  • Nolan Reimold's blast helps Diamondbacks pull away from Rockies

    Arizona Republic "After a quiet night at the plate Saturday, the Diamondbacks bats were resurrected Sunday to pull out a win over the Rockies to claim the series in front of 22,948 at Chase Field. The win for right-hander Chase Anderson was his first since Aug. 8 after he posted a no-decision and consecutive..." September 01

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks Hudson will make next appearance w/ #Dbacks in SD. Shooting for Tues or Weds out of pen, Gibson said. 25-30 pitch limit for now

  • Tyler Matzek tosses seven shutout innings in Rockies' win over Arizona

    Denver Post "For one night, at least, a glimpse into the future looked very promising for the Rockies on Saturday. And for a nice change of pace, the present wasn't too bad, either. With left-hander Tyler Matzek on the mound, the Rockies shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 at Chase Field. How good..." August 31

  • Jake Lamb's grand slam leads Diamondbacks over Rockies

    Arizona Republic "In a competition of who could spoil a brilliant-but-abbreviated outing from their starting pitcher first, the Colorado Rockies bullpen managed to out-stink its Diamondbacks counterpart, handing 3B Jake Lamb his first career grand slam and the Diamondbacks a win Friday at Chase..." August 30

  • Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Nolan Reimold has been claimed off waivers for the second time in a month, going from the Orioles to the Blue Jays and now to the Diamondbacks. Reimold was once a top-100 prospect and had a very nice rookie season as a 25-year-old in 2009, but his career has repeatedly been derailed by injuries..." August 28

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