Arizona Republic "C Welington Castillo hit two home runs and LHP Patrick Corbin allowed just one run in six impressive innings, leading the Diamondbacks to a series sweep over the Seattle Mariners with an 8-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field. Both of Castillo’s home runs came off Mariners RHP Felix..." July 30
.@Dbacks place RHP Randall Delgado on 15-day DL (sprained right ankle), recall RHP Addison Reed from Triple-A Reno.
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks came alive at the plate on Tuesday night, scoring six times off RHP Hisashi Iwakuma en route to an 8-4 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. The Diamondbacks, who had been struggling with runners in scoring position in recent weeks, went 5 for 11 in those situations..." July 29
Arizona Republic "3B Jake Lamb’s sacrifice fly brought home 1B Paul Goldschmidt with the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, helping the Diamondbacks escape Safeco Field with a 4-3 win after they blew a one-run lead against the Seattle Mariners an inning earlier. Lamb, a Seattle native who attended the..." July 28
Arizona Republic "Dansby Swanson’s first day on the field for the Diamondbacks didn’t go exactly as planned. Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s draft, was hit in the face by a fastball from fellow prospect Yoan Lopez on Thursday during a simulated game at Salt River Fields. Swanson suffered a..." July 28
Sources: Diamondbacks, Reds are talking about Aroldis Chapman. D'backs doing due diligence on him. Ask is huge, but may be something there.
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks want to add a starting pitcher, one who can slot near the front of their rotation -- the kind they have sought for years. But General Manager Dave Stewart said the question the club is confronting is when is the best time to strike. “I don’t know if it’s better to address it at..." July 28
Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale received a call from his boss Sunday morning. Tony La Russa, the team’s top baseball executive, was in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the weekend’s Hall of Fame festivities but wanted to remind his manager of a salient fact. “He said, ‘You know, we haven’t played that..." July 27
Arizona Republic "Earlier this month, after right-hander Rubby De La Rosa had a rough first inning against the Colorado Rockies, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale expressed some exasperation at the 26-year-old’s lack of focus. Hale wanted to see the “eye of the tiger.” Late in the game Saturday against the..." July 26
MLB.com "Sunday's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is dominated by three of the greatest pitchers of their era, plus a versatile position player who ended his 20-year career, all in Houston, with 3,060 hits. The Class of 2015 is composed of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and..." July 26
#Dbacks will activate Saltalamacchia when he is eligible to return July 28 and carry three catchers, Hale said.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jimmy Nelson's personal surge continued on Friday night. The big right-hander threw seven shutout innings and got just enough offense behind him to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Nelson allowed five hits and three walks while..." July 25
Arizona Republic "The Arizona Diamondbacks got a splendid debut from rookie RHP Zack Godley, and the offense connected on five extra-base hits as they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Thursday in front of 18,011 at Chase Field. Arizona had 13 hits total but also struck out 16 times for the second night in a..." July 24
Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks enter tonight’s action at 43-50, 9 1/2 games back in the NL West and 7 1/2 games back for a Wild Card spot. This should put them firmly in the “seller” category, so it’s no surprise that ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that Arizona is getting “lots of calls” about veteran reliever..." July 24
Fox Sports Arizona "David Peralta saw the ball headed for his head but couldn't get out of the way. Luckily, he moved just enough so that the 97 mph fastball from the Marlins' Jose Fernandez caught the slightest bit of Peralta's right shoulder before it slammed into his helmet near the ear hole Wednesday..." July 23
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jose Fernandez struck out 11 in seven innings, A.J. Ramos struck out three straight with the bases loaded in the ninth and the Miami Marlins held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night. Fernandez (3-0) was sharp in his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery, allowing..." July 23
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Broward boys came up big for the Marlins in Phoenix late Tuesday night. Coconut Creek High grad Mat Latos allowed four hits through seven innings in his third straight strong start and the Miami Marlins snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on..." July 22
Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22
SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22
Arizona Republic "Thanks to active infield defense, the Diamondbacks broke their six-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday in front of 17,668 at Chase Field. The Marlins had a comeback chance in the eighth with runners on the corners and one out. The Diamondbacks turned to closer..." July 21
San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner was a barrel of laughs Sunday. Asked about the the staff’s approach to Paul Goldschmidt, who had two hits, Bumgarner joked that his apparently was “to make good pitches and get two strikes, then throw one down the middle.” Also, in Yogi-esque fashion, Bumgarner said, “Whatever..." July 20
CSN Bay Area "There are nights when it looks like the Giants will never get another big hit. Then there are nights like this one. Led by young infielders Joe Panik and Matt Duffy and franchise catcher Buster Posey, the Giants had 14 hits while beating the Diamondbacks 8-4 in the second game of this..." July 19
CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy emptied his bench and bullpen to try and get a win in the first game of the second half. Thanks to the man Bochy just pulled from the rotation, the Giants came away victorious. Ryan Vogelsong came out of the bullpen for two strong innings and also helped the Giants get the go-ahead..." July 18
CBS Sports "It went right down to the wire, but the Diamondbacks and 2015 first-overall pick Dansby Swanson have agreed to a deal, the team announced. Our Jon Heyman reports Swanson received a $6.5 million bonus. Swanson, a 21-year-old shortstop out of Vanderbilt, was slotted for an $8,616,900 bonus by..." July 18
Dansby will get $6.5 million dollars to sign as the Dbacks beat the deadline and sign the #1 overall pick out of Vandy
NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16
MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16
Arizona Republic "Last year, the Houston Astros' attempts to sign top draft pick Brady Aiken turned into a soap opera. Houston had issues with Aiken's physical, lowered its offer and ultimately failed to sign him. This year's top pick, Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson, also remains unsigned with just a few..." July 15
Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15
ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14
New York Post "Hitting a blistering .079 in mid-May, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment by the Mets, then sent across the continent to the Angels for cash. Pretty much after introducing himself to his Angels teammates, he was DFA’d again, then reclaimed off waivers by the Mets. “Wow, that was..." July 13
The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13
Dbacks are making a rotation change for after the break, presumably because Hellickson needs more time for his thumb blister to heal.
New York Post "Harvey Day looked no different than so many days at Citi Field this season — another day in which the Mets would masquerade minor league hitters as major leaguers with the magic of a uniform. The Mets began the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday having been held scoreless in 11 straight..." July 12
Dbacks' rotation after the break will go: Ray, Hellickson, Corbin, De La Rosa, Anderson.
New York Post "For a team saddled with the worst batting average in all of baseball and yet another bad news hangover in the wake of learning about the injury to Steven Matz, the Mets needed something, anything, to feel good about. So they simply turned on the power Friday at Citi Field. They found some early..." July 11
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks struck early against a pitcher coming back from back surgery and held on despite an injury-shortened outing from RHP Jeremy Hellickson to beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 on Wednesday in front of 27,390 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The win brought Arizona to an even record..." July 09
Arizona Republic "A couple months ago, a lineup like the one the Diamondbacks beat 4-2 at Globe Life Park on Tuesday would have spelled trouble for the pitching staff. With a rotation consisting of all right-handers, Arizona was hemorrhaging bases when confronted with left-handed hitters. In the first two months..." July 08
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#Dbacks Archie Bradley says Dr. Andrews confirmed the diagnosis by team doc. No structural damage in shoulder. Just inflammation.