Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Rockies defeat Diamondbacks, 6-4, avoid four-game sweep

    Denver Post "It's not often that the Rockies' trio of Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Jorge De La Rosa are all in tune at the same time. But they certainly were Sunday afternoon at Chase Field as the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 and avoided a four-game series sweep. The victory pumped a..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • Corbin makes triumphant return as Diamondbacks notch third straight win

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks knew this series with the Colorado Rockies was a golden opportunity to make up ground heading towards the All-Star break. So far, they've taken full advantage of that opportunity. A.J. Pollock drove in a pair of runs, every Arizona position player reached base and..." July 05

  • Phillies acquire No. 1 international signing slot for 2015-2016 from the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "It looks, at first glance, like another smart rebuilding move for the determined-to-rebuild Phils. Oliver, a fourth-round pick in 2014 out of the University of Arkansas, has a 4.98 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, and 37/55 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 career innings between rookie ball and Low-A. Taylor, a 22-year-old..." July 05

  • Diamondbacks catch break, then cash in to beat Rockies in 10th

    Arizona Republic "In a situation like the one Cliff Pennington found himself in on Friday night – the winning run on third, less than two outs, 10th inning – most of the time a hitter will try for a sacrifice fly. But with Welington Castillo on third – a player Pennington described in the postgame television..." July 04

  • No structural damage in shoulder for Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley

    Arizona Republic "For Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley, no news is good news. The 22-year-old right-hander returned to the team this week after a trip to Alabama to visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his ailing right shoulder. Bradley said on Thursday that Andrews confirmed what team..." July 03

  • Jeremy Hellickson solid as Arizona Diamondbacks rout Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "LF David Peralta's two-run triple capped a three-run sixth inning for the Diamondbacks, who got seven strong innings from RHP Jeremy Hellickson to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-1 on Chase Field on Thursday night. Trailing 1-0 entering the bottom of the sixth, the Diamondbacks got a solo homer..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks Archie Bradley says Dr. Andrews confirmed the diagnosis by team doc. No structural damage in shoulder. Just inflammation.

  • Brett Anderson, Kiké Hernandez lead Dodgers over Diamondbacks

    True Blue L.A. "Brett Anderson struck out seven in yet another strong performance, and Kiké Hernandez tied a career high with three hits in the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Dodgers finished off their road trip on a high note with two straight wins,..." July 02

  • Howie Kendrick HR in 10th enables Dodgers to beat Diamondbacks

    Orange County Register "The Dodgers spent June running in place. And that is not necessarily a bad thing given their habit of spotting the rest of the division a head start the past two years. “I think we’re running in the right place, to be honest with you,” Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick said after his..." July 01

  • Diamondbacks rally from 4-run deficit to beat Los Angeles Dodgers

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks overcame a poor outing from RHP Allen Webster, twice coming back from behind against to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 on Monday at Chase Field. Arizona trailed 4-0 after four innings but tied it on a pair of two-run homers in the fifth and sixth. The Dodgers reclaimed the..." June 30

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night

    MLB.com "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks Corbin is to pitch on sixth day on final rehab turn, Hale said, which will be July 2. So could go either July 7 or July 8 in Texas

  • Welington Castillo's 3-run homer helps Arizona Diamondbacks sink San Diego Padres

    Arizona Republic "Welington Castillo kept waiting and waiting, but the call never came. Trapped on a roster with two other catchers, he figured he'd get traded at some point before the end of spring training. But when a deal didn't materialize and Castillo headed north with the Chicago Cubs, he said he tried to..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Padres beat D-backs, clinch series

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Justin Upton continues to punish his old team. The Padres left fielder entered Saturday's game a career .329 hitter against the D-backs, with six home runs in 103 at-bats. He left with his seventh. Upton's fence-clearer provided the go-ahead blow in the fifth, and his teammates piled on in a..." June 28

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks LHP Patrick Corbin built up to 87 pitches at AA Mobile on Friday. Line is 6 4 2 1 2 5. If things go as planned, one more rehab start

  • Padres do enough to beat Diamondbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Petco Park’s “Oblivious Cam” catches fans napping or texting or any number of other things besides paying attention to the game — and the fact they’re being shown larger than life on the ballpark’s video board. In the fifth inning of Friday night’s Diamondbacks-Padres game, two young women were..." June 27

  • D-backs have Bradley evaluated after rehab start

    MLB.com "D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley has returned to Phoenix to be medically evaluated following his rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Reno. "Just said he didn't feel that great after the outing, so we sent him back to Phoenix to be evaluated," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. Hale was asked..." June 26

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks have sent Archie Bradley to Phoenix to be evaluated after last night's start.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rally in 9th inning to beat Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning against RHP John Axford to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Wednesday night at Coors Field. After the Rockies scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead, neither team scored again until the ninth. The..." June 25

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

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  • Nolan Arenado blasts two home runs as the Rockies defeat Arizona

    Denver Post "It's not often that a multicolored Colorado summer sunset gets upstaged. But it happened Tuesday night at Coors Field. Nolan Arenado, the Rockies' 24-year-old third baseman with the glove of gold and a kid's passion for the game, hit two sky-high home runs to left field and drove in four runs..." June 24

  • Goldschmidt closing in on another All-Star start

    Fox Sports Arizona "Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt grew his lead in the National League All-Star voting, Tuesday's released latest voting totals showed. Goldschmidt expanded his lead to more than 2 million votes over the next closest competitor, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Goldschmidt has..." June 23

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: #Nats have expressed interest in #DBacks middle infield depth; #DBacks have Owings, Hill, Ahmed, Pennington. @FOXSports

  • Catchers providing more offense for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Much of their transition has been defense-focused, a hasty study in the pitching staff's strengths and weaknesses to provide the Diamondbacks with some much-needed stability behind the plate in the aftermath of Tuffy Gosewisch's season-ending injury. And now that catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia..." June 22

  • Diamondbacks demote 4.9 million former closer Addison Reed to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "First the Diamondbacks stripped Addison Reed of closing duties and now they’ve demoted the right-hander with a $4.9 million salary to Triple-A at age 26. Reed saved 101 games from 2012-2014, including 32 games for the Diamondbacks last season after the team’s previous front office regime..." June 22

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Chip Hale said Yasmany Tomas' elbow is still a little swollen. They're holding him out for now. Could be an option off the bench.

  • Ross, Norris team up (sorta) in win in Padres win against the Dbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Truth be told, Pat Murphy prefers Derek Norris behind the plate. The days you find him at first base are days the Padres simply can’t have him not in the lineup. Like Saturday, for instance. “Do I like him there? He's gonna be in our lineup,” the Padres’ interim manager said as if on a dose..." June 21

  • Diamondbacks trade Bronson Arroyo, Touki Toussaint to Braves for Phil Gosselin

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks made a surprising salary dump on Saturday night, trading right-hander Bronson Arroyo to the Atlanta Braves to save $9.5 million but having to include highly regarded pitching prospect Touki Toussaint in the process. In return, the Diamondbacks received versatile infielder Phil..." June 21

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    Jody Jackson @Jody_Jackson

    Tomas left The game with a left elbow contusion. X-rays were negative

  • Rubby De La Rosa's strong outing leads Diamondbacks to series-opening win over Padres

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks got another strong start from RHP Rubby De La Rosa and minimized the damage in a couple jams to beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Friday in front of 27,394 at Chase Field. Arizona jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings, but San Diego scored single runs in the fifth and..." June 20

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    Zach Buchanan @azc_zachb

    Dbacks have signed former Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor-league deal and sent him to Reno.

  • Featherston Goes Yard, C.J. Goes The Distance, Angels Win 7-1 over Diamondbacks

    Halos Heaven "C.J. Wilson was superb and economical today, throwing nine punchies (three courtesy of Paul freakin' Goldscmidt), yet keeping the pitch count manageable with some groundouts, some fly outs and some well-timed double plays. The offense followed C.J.'s lead, scoring with the long ball, the RBI..." June 19

  • Diamondbacks strike early, hold on to top Los Angeles Angels

    Arizona Republic "1B Paul Goldschmidt drilled a first-inning home run and RHP Chase Anderson turned in another quality start as the Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Wednesday night at Chase Field. Anderson allowed two runs in six innings and the Diamondbacks bullpen pitched out of a pair of tight..." June 18

  • Diamondbacks should be encouraged by early season play

    Arizona Republic "For the fourth consecutive time, the Diamondbacks opened a road trip by getting swept, only to wind up finishing the trip on a positive note. All kinds of things could be read into this, but the simplest explanation might be the most accurate: They're not a great club. But they're not that bad,..." June 17

  • Red hot Albert Pujols leads Angels to 4-1 win over D-backs

    Halos Heaven ""It's my belief that history is a wheel.' Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of..." June 17

  • Ray keeps starters on a roll, but D-Backs lose Inciarte to injury

    Arizona Republic "When most pitchers say they didn't realize they had a no-hitter in the works, they're lying. Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Robbie Ray may be the exception. Ray tossed 5 2/3 hitless innings to lead the Diamondbacks to a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday at Angels Stadium, but he..." June 16

  • Rubby De La Rosa pitches gem as Arizona Diamondbacks sweep San Francisco Giants

    Arizona Republic "The last time Diamondbacks right-hander Rubby De La Rosa took the mound, he gave up seven runs in five innings. Afterward, he sat down with catcher Welington Castillo, pitching coach Mike Harkey and bullpen coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. for a talking-to. He needed to think less on the mound and..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

  • Josh Collmenter understands reasons for move to Diamondbacks bullpen

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks right-hander Josh Collmenter isn't surprised he was removed from the rotation. He knows his 5.24 ERA isn't good enough to cut it. "I'm smart enough to know that something could have happened," Collmenter said. "Obviously I wasn't pitching the way I needed to be to stay in the place..." June 14

  • Allen Webster impresses as Diamondbacks beat Giants

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks right-hander Allen Webster never got the chance to make a good first impression with his new club after being traded over the winter. He posted an 8.18 ERA in spring training while dealing with illness and a shortened outing after a couple hit batters earned him an ejection. The..." June 14

  • Diamondbacks move Opening Day starter Josh Collmenter to bullpen

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are looking for rotation stability, another stellar outing from right-hander Chase Anderson on Friday notwithstanding. After Anderson led the Diamondbacks to a 1-0 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, manager Chip Hale announced that Opening Day starter Josh Collmenter,..." June 14

  • Chase Anderson flirts with no-hitter in Diamondbacks win over Giants

    Arizona Republic "RHP Chase Anderson flirted with a no-hitter and outdueled San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner, and the Diamondbacks beat the Giants 1-0 in front of 41,952 at AT&T Park on Friday. Anderson gave up just one hit over seven innings. RHP Daniel Hudson relieved him for the eighth, giving up a leadoff..." June 13

  • Inside Baseball: Top 40 trade candidates for this MLB trade season

    CBS Sports "Trade season semi-officially began after the three-day First-Year Player Draft, and the trade market may include some pretty big names (see the list of 40 below). But it may take some extra time to get going in a season where there so far appears to be only one truly great team (the Cardinals)..." June 13

  • Howie Kendrick and Yasiel Puig deliver in Dodgers’ walk-off win over Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "Four games into his return from the disabled list, Yasiel Puig’s left hamstring might not be fully healthy. “He’s probably a little held back,” Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick said, “but 80 percent of him is better than none of him.” Kendrick’s single in the Dodgers’ final at-bat on..." June 11

  • Howie Kendrick cleans up for Dodgers over Diamondbacks

    True Blue L.A. "Howie Kendrick delivered the two biggest hits of the night, leading the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. One night after erupting for nine runs, the Dodgers trailed 1-0 in the sixth inning on Tuesday, when Kendrick hit an opposite-field home run..." June 10

  • Homers by Jimmy Rollins, Andre Ethier power Dodgers to win over Arizona

    L.A. Daily News "Starting a new week, the Dodgers reacted as if their long national nightmare was over on Monday. Out with the St. Louis Cardinals, in with the Arizona Diamondbacks and over the fence with three-run home runs from Jimmy Rollins and Andre Ethier and the Dodgers had a 9-3 victory at Dodger..." June 09