Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Braves' Wisler sharp in victory over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Funny what a short stop in the minor leagues can do to get a guy back on track. Atlanta right-hander Matt Wisler took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and gave up only one run and two hits through eight in the Braves' 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday at..." August 26

  • D-backs blow lead before edging Braves in 11

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brandon Drury did not hit the longest of sacrifice flies, but his line drive to short left field was all the Arizona Diamondbacks needed for their second walk-off victory in three games. Atlanta left fielder Matt Kemp made a diving catch on Drury's liner with one out and the bases..." August 25

  • Diamondbacks, CEO Derrick Hall near long-term deal

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are approaching what has become a familiar crossroads: With questionable personnel moves in the recent past and their major league team stuck in last place, the club is mulling the possibility of yet another front-office overhaul. But those changes will not extend to the CEO’s..." August 25

  • Shelby Miller Demotion Expected To Delay Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have scheduled right-hander Shelby Miller for at least one more Triple-A start, which Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says will leave the 25-year-old unable to accrue enough days on the active roster this year to reach four full years of MLB service. Miller is sitting at..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Kemp's 8th-inning double lifts Braves past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- No matter the uniform, Matt Kemp fits right in at Chase Field. The Atlanta left fielder hit a two-run, bases-loaded double in a three-run eighth inning and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the Braves' come-from-behind, 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Goldschmidt smashes D-backs past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The battle of the All-Star first basemen went to the one who had the last plate appearance Monday. Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt trumped Freddie Freeman's homer in the top of the ninth inning with a walk-off game-winning homer leading off the last of the ninth in the Diamondbacks'..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • D-Backs To Activate A.J. Pollock From DL Later This Week

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks appear to be on the verge of some much-needed good news, as manager Chip Hale suggested today that center fielder A.J. Pollock will likely be activated from the DL later this week. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweeted Hale’s comments. Pollock’s season debut will come..." August 23

  • D’Backs Ownership Stopped Shelby Miller Trade With Marlins, Hale Firing

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks and Marlins had worked out a trade that would have sent Shelby Miller to Miami in exchange for three starting pitchers, only for Arizona ownership to shoot down the deal, a Marlins executive tells USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The two sides had been linked in talks about Miller,..." August 22

  • D-Backs owners considering firing Stewart, La Russa

    USA Today "The Arizona Diamondbacks are a mess. Once again. Diamondbacks ownership is strongly considering making sweeping front-office changes, firing some of the most respected men in the game. Once again. If owner Ken Kendrick and president Derrick Hall fire chief baseball officer Tony La..." August 22

  • Diamondbacks' Ray dominates Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Through his first 21 starts this season, Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray was 5-11 with a 4.83 earned run average. But over his last three starts, the 6-foot-2, 24-year-old is 2-0 and has allowed three runs (two earned) on 12 hits with 22 strikeouts in 19 innings. "I'm..." August 21

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed to have hip surgery, out for season

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is done for the season after deciding to have surgery on his right hip, manager Chip Hale said Saturday. Ahmed was doing ground-ball and hitting work Friday and struggled to get any power off it. He previously had been diagnosed with an impingement in the..." August 21

  • Perdomo leads Padres past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Through an interpreter, Luis Perdomo quickly and succinctly answered an obvious question with one emphatic word. "Was this your best start of the year?" "Yes," said the 23-year-old rookie right-hander, who four short months ago was struggling to find his major league..." August 21

  • Padres walk off with 7-4 win in 10

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Add walk-off homer to rookie second baseman Ryan Schimpf's impressive list of extra-base hits. The 28-year-old second baseman hit his second homer of the night and 14th homer of the season with one out in the 10th inning Friday night to give the Padres a 7-4 victory over the..." August 20

  • Despite minor hiccup, Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock nearing return

    Arizona Republic "After a minor hiccup, A.J. Pollock appears to be back on course to return to the Diamondbacks by the end of August. Pollock took batting practice at High-A Visalia on Thursday and was expected to play the evening game against Stockton. He was not in a lineup the last three days, manager..." August 20

  • Dickerson drives Padres past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- With the bases loaded, two outs, and the Padres down by a run in the eighth inning Thursday night, San Diego rookie Alex Dickerson admitted he was looking to drive the ball off Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Enrique Burgos. "I'd faced him before," Dickerson said. "He's got really..." August 19

  • Despite minor hiccup, Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock nearing return

    Arizona Republic "After a minor hiccup, A.J. Pollock appears to be back on course to return to the Diamondbacks by the end of August. Pollock took batting practice at High-A Visalia on Thursday and was expected to play the evening game against Stockton. He was not in a lineup the last three days, manager Chip..." August 19

  • D-backs' Weeks, Tomas combine for 11 RBIs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- There was a time when Rickie Weeks Jr. would have bristled at being a role player. Fortunately for the Arizona Diamondbacks, those days are long gone. Weeks and Yasmany Tomas each homered twice, and they combined to drive in 11 runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the New York..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • What do Paul Goldschmidt, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig have in common?

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt isn’t just one of baseball’s best players. He’s also making history. Through the first 738 games of his career, Goldschmidt has lofted himself into rarefied air. “Only two other players in baseball history – Hall of Fame royalty Ted Williams and..." August 18

  • D-backs could end Stewart's tenure after two years

    Today's Knuckleball "Normally, a new front office regime wouldn’t be under the gun in the first two years. But the folks in Arizona are taking their implosion hard. When the word “rough” was used to describe this season, D-backs general manager Dave Stewart interjected that “that’s an understatement.” The front..." August 18

  • Syndergaard homers as Mets dump D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Noah Syndergaard is finding his rhythm again. The right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings and added his third homer of the season to help lead the New York Mets past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Tuesday night. Syndergaard (10-7) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and..." August 17

  • Diamondbacks Considering Welington Castillo Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have had internal discussions about approaching catcher Welington Castillo about a contract extension, Arizona GM Dave Stewart tells Jack Magruder of Fan Rag. It doesn’t appear as if talks have begun, however, as Stewart suggests that the team hasn’t yet decided on its course of..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Six MLB managers in danger of losing their jobs

    Sportsnaut "In Major League Baseball, a team’s performance ultimately falls on its manager. If an MLB team is losing, one can bet that the manager’s job will be in jeopardy. The 2016 season is offering no shortage of managers who are in danger of getting fired. Some are underperforming on teams that was..." August 17

  • Castillo collects 4 of D-backs' 16 hits in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- A week after his wife gave birth to their second child, Arizona catcher Welington Castillo had quadruplets. Castillo tied a career high with four hits, drove in two runs, and had two of the Diamondbacks' seven doubles in a 10-6 victory over the New York Mets on Monday at Chase..." August 16

  • Curt Schilling considering challenging for Elizabeth Warren’s Senate seat

    Larry Brown Sports "Six-time All-Star, three-time World Series champion, former ESPN analyst, United States senator? Outspoken former pitcher Curt Schilling, who recently hinted at running for political office, now appears to be zeroing in on the Senate seat in Massachusetts currently occupied by Democrat..." August 16

  • Diamondbacks move Patrick Corbin to the bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin‘s 2016 season hasn’t gone as expected. His first full season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014, Corbin has a 4-12 record with a 5.58 ERA and a 105/57 K/BB ratio in 132 1/3 innings over 24 starts. Not very good. The Diamondbacks have made a change,..." August 15

  • Patrick Corbin’s struggles have Diamondbacks weighing change

    Arizona Republic "After another miserable start from Patrick Corbin on Friday night, the Diamondbacks are considering their options with their struggling lefty, weighing the idea of removing him from the starting rotation. As they do so, they’re also trying to determine why he has fallen off so dramatically from..." August 14

  • Betts belts three homers as Red Sox rout Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It didn't take long for Mookie Betts to have his name mentioned alongside Ted Williams. Betts arrived early at Fenway Park on Sunday to make some tweaks to his swing after going 1-for-8 to start the series, and the result was a three-homer day with a career-high eight RBIs...." August 14

  • Ziegler picks up Red Sox in 6-3 victory

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Right-hander Brad Ziegler has made a living baffling right-handed hitters with his submarine delivery, which is the main reason the Boston Red Sox acquired him on July 9. Saturday, pitching against his old team, Ziegler showed just how devastating he can be against hitters from..." August 13

  • Ramirez's three-run homers power Red Sox past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Hanley Ramirez got better in a hurry and then made Patrick Corbin feel the pain. Ramirez, on the ground writhing in pain from a lower back injury suffered in a first base collision with New York Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez in Thursday's eighth inning, hit three-run homers off..." August 12

  • Diamondbacks’ Welington Castillo moves from paternity to bereavement leave list

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo was moved from the paternity leave list to the bereavement leave list on Friday, the team announced in a press release." August 12

  • Hernandez's 12th-inning blast lifts D-backs past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The game-winning home run Oscar Hernandez hit Wednesday night represented an organization victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks. But as for the ball Hernandez hit? That was all his. Hernandez hit his first major league home run leading off the top of the 12th inning Wednesday as..." August 11

  • Shipley turns in dominant effort as Diamondbacks rout Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The most impressive series sweep of the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks came too late to save their playoff hopes. But it might have sent the New York Mets spiraling into a hole from which they won't be able to emerge. Braden Shipley threw seven shutout innings in his best..." August 11

  • Bourn triple pushes D-backs past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In order to write Brandon Drury's name on his lineup card Tuesday night, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale had to go the old-fashioned route and use "White-Out" to cover up the name of the injured Yasmany Tomas. Drury and the Diamondbacks then went and scratched out another..." August 09

  • County official to D-Backs: 'Take your stupid team and get out'

    The Score "A Maricopa County official had strong words for the Arizona Diamondbacks' request for money to renovate Chase Field. Documents obtained by Rebekah L. Sanders of AZCentral.com showed Maricopa County supervisor Andy Kunasek sent a letter to Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall blasting the team's..." August 09

  • Curt Schilling Wants To Run For President In 2024

    College Spun "Schilling, who pitched for five teams in his MLB career – the Baltimore Orioles, the Houston Astros, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Boston Red Sox – is very outspoken about his political views on social media. In fact, some of his posts contributed to ESPN severing..." August 08

  • Braun collects two HRs, seven RBIs in Brewers' win

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun is booed every time he is announced at Chase Field. He added to the animosity Saturday. Braun hit a pair of three-run homers and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs, and Keon Broxton had five hits in the Brewers' 15-6 victory over the Arizona..." August 07

  • Lamb, Diamondbacks pound Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- A sore thumb caused Arizona third baseman Jake Lamb to miss three of four games at Milwaukee two weeks ago, but there was nothing the Brewers could do about him Sunday. Lamb had three hits including a tie-breaking two-run homer and Phil Gosselin also homered in a five-run fifth..." August 07

  • Diamondbacks prevail in 11 on walk-off walk

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo drove a pitch to the gap in right-center field in his only other career walkoff plate appearance, two years ago at Wrigley Field. This time, walkoff summed it up nicely. Castillo walked with the bases loaded and one out in the last of the 11th inning to force in..." August 06

  • D-Backs plan to start Greinke on Tuesday

    The Score "If everything goes as planned, the Arizona Diamondbacks will get their ace Zack Greinke back Tuesday to start against the New York Mets. After tossing three shutout innings last week during an Arizona League game, the 32-year-old threw five innings at Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, where he hit 95..." August 06

  • Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock: Hopeful to return before September

    Arizona Republic "A half hour before game time, a pack of players shuffled in through the right-field gate wearing black Diamondbacks jerseys. A.J. Pollock wore a red one, as if he didn’t stand out enough already from his rookie-league teammates. Pollock began his trek back to majors on Friday night in an..." August 06

  • Ramos powers first-place Nationals past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Wilson Ramos is having his most productive year, and he has been particularly effective with runners in scoring position. The Nationals Washington catcher was at it again Tuesday. Ramos hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the fifth inning to spark the Nationals to a 10-4 victory..." August 03

  • Nationals' Scherzer picks up 12th victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Right-hander Max Scherzer efficiently worked both sides of the ball when Washington completed a lopsided sweep of Arizona on Wednesday afternoon. Scherzer pitched eight innings for his 12th victory and contributed a two-run single in a tie-breaking sixth inning rally in the..." August 03

  • Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock says he thinks he'll play rehab game

    Arizona Republic "A.J. Pollock continues lunging toward big-league action faster than many could’ve imagined when he re-broke an unhealed elbow in April. On Tuesday, Pollock said he believes he’ll play his first rehab game on Friday with the Arizona League team at Salt River Fields. He said he’d start that first..." August 03

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