Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Diamondbacks considering retro development approach with Archie Bradley

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are viewed as an old-school organization, so perhaps it should come as no surprise they're considering a time-tested method of using the bullpen as a way to break in their young starting-pitching prospects. Right-hander Archie Bradley and lefty Robbie Ray are among the..." April 01

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Mattingly, Hale smooth things over

    ESPN Los Angeles "The latest feud between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks has been settled -- according to the teams' managers. Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly and his counterpart Chip Hale of the D-backs had an extended conversation at home plate while exchanging lineup cards prior to Monday's game. The chat came a..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Diamondbacks envision bright future with young pitchers

    Fox Sports Arizona "Among the Diamondbacks' offseason priorities was to add to their pool of young, quality starting pitchers. Judging by spring results, it went swimmingly. Rookies Archie Bradley and Robbie Ray remain in contention for the final relief spot, as the D-backs are concerned with bullpen length..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks mgr Chip Hale says Archie Bradley in mix for final bullpen spot.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    Not unexpectedly, Yoan Lopez was sent out after today's game. Leaves 37 players in #Dbacks camp.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    So Chase Anderson and Trevor Cahill win the final two spots in the rotation. Daniel Hudson slides to the bullpen.

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    That means Daniel Hudson will be in the bullpen. Was going to be hard to have him in rotation on an 85-pitch limit.

  • D-backs' Hellickson shows no signs of dead arm

    Fox Sports Arizona "Chip Hale earlier this spring likened Picasso's art to pitcher Jeremy Hellickson's ability to paint the corners of the strike zone. Hellickson hasn't exactly lived up to that combination of compliment and cliche, yet the Diamondbacks continued to express confidence in the second pitcher they named..." March 30

  • Diamondbacks getting calls regarding Aaron Hill

    MLB Daily Rumors "The Arizona Diamondbacks are getting trade calls regarding second baseman Aaron Hill, according to a source. It is unclear who has expressed interest in Hill, but at least a few teams have come calling about him. Hill, 33, has been with the Diamondbacks since 2011 and has hit .282 with 49..." March 29

  • Stites gets good news after second MRI exam

    LehighValleyLive.com "A second MRI exam of D-backs reliever Matt Stites' right elbow once again showed that there was no ligament damage, the club said on Friday. The right-hander, who has yet to appear in Cactus League play, was bothered by a sore elbow when camp opened and an initial MRI exam showed only..." March 28

  • Diamondbacks' Addison Reed healthy, ready to resume role as closer

    Arizona Republic "Trevor Hoffman had a unique approach to spring training during his 16 seasons with the San Diego Padres. "He didn't do anything," said Phil Nevin, Hoffman's teammate from 1999 to 2005. "He didn't even have a pair of gray (uniform) pants in his locker." Hoffman wound up his brilliant..." March 26

  • D-backs weighing minors vs. majors for Yasmany Tomas

    Fox Sports Arizona "New country. New language. New culture. New position. Only the most optimistic would have anticipated a seamless transition for Yasmany Tomas. The Diamondbacks have been clear. They held out the possibility that Tomas might open the season in the minor leagues when he signed his six-year, $68.5..." March 24

  • Tensions rise during Arizona-L.A.

    ESPN Los Angeles "Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale, bench coach Glenn Sherlock and two Arizona pitchers were ejected from a game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday that featured four hit batsmen. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks had a nasty bench-clearing brawl in 2013, but that was under a different..." March 24

  • Hale: Too soon to say Ahmed is D-backs' shortstop

    MLB.com "Respected national columnist Peter Gammons wrote recently that D-backs manager Chip Hale "has made it clear" that Nick Ahmed is the starting shortstop. Hale, though, stopped short of confirming that when quizzed by reporters Monday morning. "To name him the starter is hard to do, because we..." March 23

  • Stewart: D-Backs can't afford to trade for Dioner Navarro

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Monday trading for Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is not a possibility because the team can't afford to add Navarro's salary to the payroll, per MLB.com. " March 23

  • D-Backs GM Stewart denies Trumbo will be dealt

    CBSSports.com "A few executives around the league have suggested slugging outfielder Mark Trumbo could become available soon because of the Diamondbacks' outfield glut, especially if it is determined Cuban import Yasmany Tomas is better off playing mostly in the outfield. However, Arizona GM Dave Stewart says..." March 23

  • Are D’backs in denial about $68.5M phenom or are harsh scouts wrong?

    New York Post "One of the rites of spring training is the scout chorus. Pretty much for any game, you will get 15 to 20 scouts and executives gathered behind home plate, and if you listen to the chatter, you will get views shared by something close to 100 percent of those gathered that, at best, is common..." March 23

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks manager Chip Hale made it sound like Rubby De La Rosa is in good shape to win a rotation spot.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks mgr Chip Hale says if Randall Delgado is not in rotation (which appears unlikely) he's a lock to be part of roster in bullpen.

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    White Sox have traded catcher Michael Blanke to the Diamondbacks for cash.

  • Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Archie Bradley is not ready for major-league rotation

    Arizona Republic "Archie Bradley has faced a bit of a paradox this spring training. The top pitching prospect for the Arizona Diamondbacks was under serious consideration for a rotation spot before last season despite some shaky outings. This spring he's posted better results and has said he feels more confident..." March 21

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    JJ Cooper @jjcoop36

    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said if Yasmany Tomas makes the big lg team he might split time between OF and 3B.

  • Closer Addison Reed close to game action, shooting for Opening Day

    Fox Sports Arizona "Closer Addison Reed is getting closer. Reed threw a bullpen session on Tuesday morning, is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Friday and is to make his first appearance in a spring game next Tuesday on the minor-league side. Reed, who suffered right shoulder soreness during pre-camp..." March 17

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #DBacks GM Dave Stewart: “We’re not going to trade for a catcher. Some people think we are. We’re not.”

  • Diamondbacks' bullpen getting healthy but questions abound

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' top relievers have questions to answer, but the club is encouraged by the depth behind them. It took until the middle of March, but with injured relievers slowly working their way back, the Diamondbacks' bullpen finally is beginning to take shape. That doesn't mean, however,..." March 15

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks reliever Brad Ziegler threw to hitters today. He worked on covering 1st base. Was last thing he needed B4 being game ready.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • D’Backs Rule 5 Pick Oscar Hernandez Has Broken Hamate Bone

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks Rule 5 pick Oscar Hernandez has suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets. Hernandez had seemed on track to open the year as the club’s backup catcher behind presumptive starter Tuffy Gosewisch. As a Rule 5 pick, Hernandez can still..." March 11

  • Tigers, D-Backs have interest in Blue Jays' Navarro: Agent

    Toronto Sun "There is a market for Dioner Navarro. The Arizona Diamondbacks for one team. And the Detroit Tigers for two. “My agent (Melvin Roman) told me both Arizona and Detroit have interest,” Navarro said Monday morning in the visiting clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium before the Jays lost to..." March 10

  • Josh Collmenter named Opening Day starter for Diamondbacks

    AZ Snake Pit "It's not much of a surprise, but Josh Collmenter will start for Arizona on Opening Day, April 6, against the Giants at Chase. I would imagine he's likely the only 2015 Opening Day starter, who was working long-relief out of the bullpen on Opening Day 2014. Probably not many 15th-round picks..." March 09

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks SS/2B Chris Owings is scheduled to take his first live batting practice Friday. Soft target for first spring game is March 13ish

  • Diamondbacks again counting on punch from Trumbo

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are hoping that Yasmany Tomas can step in and be a force in the lineup. And that A.J. Pollock can put together a full, productive season. And that Aaron Hill can deliver a bounce-back year. But manager Chip Hale noted that when the subject turns to his lineup and the all of the..." March 05

  • Yankees fire employee over alleged tweets about Curt Schilling’s daughter

    Sportress of Blogitude "A part-time ticket seller employed by the New York Yankees has been fired by the team after he was outed as one of the alleged individuals who sent Curt Schilling inappropriate tweets about his teenage daughter, according to a NJ.com report. Schilling had posted a message on Twitter last week..." March 03

  • D-backs' Inciarte, Peralta hope to seize opportunity once again

    Fox Sports Arizona "Ender Inciarte and David Peralta are Venezuelans, outfielders and opportunists. And they're at the heart of a Diamondbacks domino effect this spring. Both players finished Arizona's disappointing 2014 as feel-good stories. That's only a ticket to another opportunity under a new staff and a..." March 01

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks closer Addison Reed says shoulder sorness completely gone. Will be 2 -2 1/2 weeks before he throws off mound. Still on track for OD

  • Yasmany Tomas already receiving outfield reps for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The Yasmany Tomas experiment at third base continued on Saturday, but the Diamondbacks have already begun to make plans to get their new Cuban slugger some time in the outfield. Manager Chip Hale said Tomas would play some games in the outfield once the Cactus League season gets underway this..." March 01

  • Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb 'oozing' with talent

    Arizona Republic "Jake Lamb was a forgotten man this winter. His prospect stock had risen sharply last year, culminating with a trip to the big leagues, but it dipped during the off-season when the Diamondbacks began considering alternatives at third base. It didn't take long for Lamb to put himself back on the..." February 28

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #DBacks sign LHPs Trevor Reckling & Erick Threets—in addition to RHP Jeremy Accardo & 3B Cody Ransom—to minor league deals.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Anderson might have edge for rotation spot

    Arizona Republic "Right-handers Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson are regarded as the only true shoo-ins for the Diamondbacks rotation, but General Manager Dave Stewart suggested this week another pitcher might deserve to be at least tentatively included. "Chase Anderson won nine games for us last year; you..." February 27

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks have signed INF Cody Ransom and RHP Jeremy Accardo to minor league deals.

  • Diamondbacks minor leaguer suspended

    Hardball Talk "From the blotter: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League outfielder Matt Railey has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and..." February 23

  • Cuban prospect Lopez: Joining D-backs dream come true

    MLB.com "Growing up in Cuba, Yoan Lopez was a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team became a big fan of Lopez this past winter after watching him pitch, and it gave Lopez a signing bonus of a little more than $8 million to join the organization. Lopez threw a bullpen session Friday during the..." February 21

  • Diamondbacks' new TV deal believed to be worth more than $1 billion

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks became the latest team to cash in on baseball's exploding local television market, agreeing to remain with Fox Sports Arizona under a contract that's believed to be worth in excess of $1 billion. Sources would not provide details of the agreement, such as specific financial..." February 19

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    Chip says Chris Owings (left shoulder) will be a little behind in Spring Training but should be ready by Opening Day. #DbacksSpring

  • Diamondbacks' Tuffy Gosewisch motivated by doubters

    Arizona Republic "When Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart proclaimed last month he was no longer looking to add a catcher to his roster, his comments were met with skepticism by others around the game. And that skepticism was welcomed by Tuffy Gosewisch. "I love it," said Gosewisch, who enters spring..." February 18

  • Diamondbacks not opposed to signing another Cuban player

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Diamondbacks clearly do not believe they reached their limit on Cuban import, as their expansive presence on the Caribbean winter scene demonstrates. DeJon Watson, the D-backs' vice president of baseball operations, and several of their pro scouts spent time viewing and reviewing the most..." February 17

  • Chad Gaudin worked out for the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that free agent reliever Chad Gaudin threw a bullpen session in front of Diamondbacks decision-makers this past week at the club’s Salt River Fields complex." February 15