Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Diamondbacks hire ex-Blue Jay Carter

    Covers.com "Joe Carter is reuniting with former teammate Dave Stewart as a special assistant to the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stewart, the Diamondbacks' GM, announced the addition of Carter to his staff on Wednesday. The 54-year-old Carter has never held a front-office position. His..." January 29

  • Diamondbacks out on James Shields

    MLB Daily Dish "Arizona was linked to the 33-year old free agent who could sign soon with Max Scherzer off the board. With Max Scherzer off the market, teams seeking starting pitching depth could begin to pursue James Shields. Arizona was thought to be one of the teams most notably interested, but according to..." January 26

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    henry rodriguez, 100-mph thrower and ex-closer who had bone chips cleaned up, agrees to minor-league deal with d-backs

  • Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien could be the answer behind the plate

    Arizona Republic "For the better part of a decade, the Diamondbacks haven't had to worry much about with their catching situation. Since Chris Snyder emerged as the everyday guy in 2007 and after Miguel Montero overtook him in 2009, the Diamondbacks have, more years than not, rated in the top half of the league in..." January 21

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Jeremy hellickson, dbacks settle at $4.275M for 2015

  • Big Unit's Hall of Fame plaque to feature D-backs logo

    MLB.com "Randy Johnson will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer as a member of the D-backs. Johnson told club president Derrick Hall about his decision on Thursday and the Hall of Fame made a formal announcement on Friday morning. In addition, the D-backs will retire..." January 16

  • Diamondbacks have been busy trying to get better in offseason

    Arizona Republic "With the offseason winding down, the Diamondbacks have been one of the busier teams in baseball, adding payroll here while shedding some there, all the while focusing on importing young, controllable talent. But so many of their acquisitions come with question marks and unproven track records..." January 15

  • The Diamondbacks are in the mix for free agent right-hander James Shields

    Hardball Talk "According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks have emerged as a surprise team in the mix for free agent right-hander James Shields. Rosenthal speculates that Arizona’s interest is a “strong indication” that Shields’ market is not at $100 million, as they aren’t willing to spend for..." January 13

  • Diamondbacks Agree To Sign Yoan Lopez

    Baseball America "Cuban righthander Yoan Lopez has agreed to sign with the Diamondbacks for $8.25 million. Lopez is 21, so he is subject to the international bonus pools. The Lopez signing puts the Diamondbacks well beyond their allotted pool space for the current 2014-15 signing period, which means that, along..." January 13

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #DBacks inquired to #BlueJays about Dioner Navarro, sources say, but talks have not advanced much beyond that. @FOXSports

  • Arizona Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Price too high for catchers via trade

    Arizona Republic "On the day the Diamondbacks traded Miguel Montero, General Manager Dave Stewart said finding another catcher was something the club had to do. But after seeing the cost of catchers on the trade market, Stewart doesn't seem to feel that way anymore. "We've not made a whole lot of headway in that..." January 10

  • Curt Schilling thinks being Republican cost him Hall of Fame votes

    Sporting News "Curt Schilling isn’t going into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, and he thinks he knows the reason why. Schilling talked about why he thought former Braves pitcher John Smoltz was selected over him on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan Show.” According to Schilling, part of it had to do with the..." January 07

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    nick punto agrees to deal with #diamondbacks

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #DBacks plan to retire Johnson's No. 51 this year

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame

    MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Cliff Pennington avoids arbitration, agrees to $3.275 million deal with D’Backs

    Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks and infielder Cliff Pennington have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.275 million, per a report from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Pennington was entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility. Pennington, 30, batted .254/.340/.350 with two home..." December 29

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #DBacks are re-signing Jordan Pacheco to a minor league deal with ST invite, source says. Merry Christmas everyone.

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    A's announce they've acquired LHP Eury De La Rosa from Arizona for cash. Fernando Rodriguez designated for assignment.

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #DBacks, David Hernandez agree to one-year, $2M deal to avoid arbitration.

  • Wade Miley's preparation habits were apparently an issue for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Wade Miley doesn't want to upset anyone with the Diamondbacks. He spent the first seven seasons of his professional career with them, leaves behind a lot of close friends and says he has no hard feelings. But he also sounded annoyed on Tuesday when addressing questions about his preparation..." December 17

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • Infielder Danny Worth signs minor-league deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

    Michigan Live "Danny Worth is done traveling up and down I-75 between Toledo and Detroit. His eight-year stint in the Detroit Tigers organization is officially over. MLive.com has learned that Worth has signed a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks that will include an invitation to spring..." December 15

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks Josh Collmenter your opening day starter. De la Rosa, Hellickson, Webster, spring competition winner to follow, Stewart said.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #RedSox have agreement in principle for #DBacks’ Miley, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. AZ will get Webster, De La Rosa and a minor leaguer.

  • Diamondbacks are “listening to offers” for Wade Miley

    Hardball Talk "Having already traded a one-time building block player in catcher Miguel Montero the Diamondbacks are now willing to deal starter Wade Miley. Bob Nightingale of USA Today reports that Arizona is “listening to offers” on the 28-year-old left-hander, who struggled this year with a 4.34 ERA in 33..." December 10

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014

    Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Arizona close to a Wade Miley trade.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Cubs, #DBacks expected to talk about Montero again tonight. Teams have been engaged for weeks. Deal appears to be getting closer.

  • Diamondbacks trade Miguel Montero to Cubs

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks traded catcher and two-time All-Star Miguel Montero to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. In return, the Diamondbacks will get two players at the Single-A level, according to Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro. The other is Zack Godley, also a right-handed pitcher. The Cubs..." December 09

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Mark Trumbo definitely in play with Diamondbacks. There was talk of a three-way deal with him that fell through. Still available.

  • Dodgers' trade of Ethier to D-backs falls through

    Fox Sports "Andre Ethier a Diamondback? Miguel Montero a Dodger? The teams recently discussed a trade involving those players, but the deal collapsed when the D-Backs’ ownership declined to give final approval, according to major-league sources. Under the proposed trade, the Dodgers would have sent..." December 07

  • McManaman: Didi Gregorius' stint as Derek Jeter's replacement won't last long

    Arizona Republic "Didi Gregorius was doomed from the moment he was traded to the Diamondbacks two years ago. That's when then-General Manager Kevin Towers had this to say about the slick-fielding infielder from the Netherlands: "When I first saw him, he reminded me of a young Derek Jeter." Ugh. More..." December 07

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Stewart said teams have called on Trumbo since Tomas entered fold and been told this: "We have no interest in moving Trumbo. None."

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks Stewart on any potential deal involving C Montero: "Believe me, if I was motivated to move him, he would probably be gone by now."

  • Report: Yankees get SS Didi Gregorius in three-team trade

    USA Today "The New York Yankees have found their replacement for Derek Jeter, who retired at the end of the 2014 season. The Yankees acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Detroit Tigers, according to several media..." December 06

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Stewart said teams have called on Trumbo since Tomas entered fold and been told this: "We have no interest in moving Trumbo. None."

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks manager Chip Hale says the team will give Yasmany Tomas a chance to win the third base job in spring training.

  • Diamondbacks head to Dominican Republic to finalize Tomas deal

    Arizona Republic "General Manager Dave Stewart and members of the Diamondbacks' medical staff are traveling to the Dominican Republic to perform a physical exam on outfielder Yasmany Tomas and put the finishing touches on a reported six-year, $68.5 million deal with the Cuban slugger. Tomas, 24, was one of the..." December 03

  • Injury-free Hellickson looks for bounceback season with D-backs

    Fox Sports Arizona "New Diamondbacks right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is the first to admit that had he known bone chips were rattling around in his right elbow during the 2013 season, he would have sought a remedy. But he did not. So he kept pitching. The Midwestern work ethic probably played into. The fact that..." December 02

  • Yasmany Tomas signs with D-backs

    MLB.com "Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and the D-backs have agreed to a six-year deal worth $68.5 million, according to industry sources. The Tomas deal is believed to have an opt-out and is pending a physical, the sources said. The D-backs have not confirmed the agreement. Tomas, who turned 24 on..." November 26

  • Reds bring former Arizona GM Towers on board

    Covers.com "The Cincinnati Reds added former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers to their front-office staff on Tuesday as a special assistant for player personnel. Towers takes over for Bob Miller, who left after nine seasons with the Reds to become an assistant general manager with the..." November 25

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #dbacks interest in Yasmany Tomas is "legit,'' according to one MLB exec. Five or six teams pursuing the Cuban OF.

  • Marlins have discussed trading for Wade Miley

    Hardball Talk "In his column for the Miami Herald, Barry Jackson reports that the Marlins have discussed trading starter Nathan Eovaldi to the Diamondbacks for starter Wade Miley. Jackson adds that the Marlins also have interest in free agent pitchers Francisco Liriano and Brandon Morrow. Miley, 28, was the..." November 24

  • Indians acquire Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have acquired right-hander Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash. Scott Barnes was designated for assignment to open up a spot on Cleveland’s 40-man roster." November 23

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks have traded RHP Mike Bolsinger to the Dodgers for cash considerations. He was designated for assignment on Thursday.

  • Henry Blanco leaves Diamondbacks for Cubs coaching staff

    Hardball Talk "Henry Blanco immediately joined the Diamondbacks’ coaching staff this season after retiring as a player during spring training, but now he’s leaving to join new Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s staff in Chicago." November 22

  • Cubs, Dodgers, White Sox in on Miguel Montero

    Hardball Talk "If you can catch, you’re valuable. Miguel Montero can catch, ergo: The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero . . . Among the teams the Diamondbacks have spoken to about Montero are the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles..." November 21

  • James Shields interests Arizona - but can it afford him?

    Fox Sports "So far, we’ve heard very little about the market for free-agent right-hander James Shields. Well, here is one interested team: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-Backs tried to trade for Shields and Wade Davis two years ago in a three-way deal that would have sent Justin Upton to the Rangers..." November 18