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  1. Towers is GONE....finally!
  • Peavy powers Giants past D'Backs 2-1

    CSN Bay Area "There were three bits of soothing knowledge for the Giants on Tuesday. First, the Los Angeles Dodgers got smashed at Coors Field. Next, the Giants moved within three games in the NL West after subduing the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 2-1 victory. And finally, Jake Peavy, who used his fastball..." September 17

  • Should D-Backs keep Trumbo? Next GM has difficult decision

    Arizona Republic "Barring a monster final two weeks, slugger Mark Trumbo will enter the offseason on the heels of a disappointing season, leaving whomever the Diamondbacks select as their next general manager with a difficult decision on his hands. By spring training, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be back..." September 17

  • Levine withdraws from Arizona GM search

    ESPN Dallas "Thad Levine, the Texas Rangers' assistant general manager, has withdrawn his name for the vacant GM job with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Levine, who has been the No. 2 man to Jon Daniels the last nine seasons, spoke with Arizona's chief baseball officer Tony La Russa about his desire to remain..." September 16

  • Diamondbacks wrap up Padres series with victory

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks continued to swing the bats with authority, surviving a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday at Chase Field. It was Arizona's first series win since taking two of three from the Rockies at home to close out August. The Diamondbacks did all their scoring in two..." September 15

  • Dave Stewart, seen as a favorite, has agreed to interview with Diamondbacks

    CBSSports.com "Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief..." September 15

  • Trumbo leads D-backs rout of Padres

    Fox Sports "Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings,..." September 14

  • Kirk Gibson has won few games but he's forged rapport with La Russa

    CBSSports.com "Logic would suggest Kirk Gibson isn't long for his job as Diamondbacks manager. However, it appears he may have at least a shot to stay, and here's why: It's been noted that Gibson has been extremely receptive to the input from Arizona's new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who also happens..." September 14

  • Rivera's 10th blast buoys Padres' win over Diamondbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Seven months ago, Rene Rivera walked into the Padres’ spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., hoping to stick as a third catcher. On Friday, the 31-year-old journeyman was wedged into the team’s cleanup spot for the fourth time this month, a testament to Rivera’s development into a legitimate..." September 13

  • Giants complete three-game sweep of Diamondbacks

    San Jose Mercury News "Jake Peavy won't pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend at AT&T Park, a bit of a shame considering he is 14-3 lifetime against them with a 2.28 ERA. But that doesn't mean the fiery right-hander will be idle after setting the tone with 52/3 innings of stingy pitching in a 6-2 Giants..." September 12

  • Diamondbacks executives address payroll, front-office questions

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' search for a new general manager is in full swing, with Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa having conducted preliminary interviews with four of 10 candidates. Second-round interviews will be held within the next week and a half, with potential hires coming to Phoenix to meet..." September 12

  • Vogelsong, Giants grind out win over D'Backs

    CSN Bay Area "Major League Baseball is a results-oriented business, like any other professional sport. Ryan Vogelsong constantly wrestles with the often unexplainable divide between process and numbers. It goes both ways. In mid-March, Vogelsong allowed nine runs and 11 hits over 2 2/3 innings in a Spring..." September 11

  • Los Angeles Dodgers turn the tables on Arizona Diamondbacks in 7-2 win

    L.A. Daily News "Sunday was a tale of two games at Dodger Stadium. The first game lasted five innings, and it was arguably the best Trevor Cahill has thrown in a year. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, who was designated for assignment earlier this season, didn’t allow a hit until Dee Gordon doubled in the..." September 08

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Kirk Gibson is hoping A.J. Pollock (groin) and David Peralta (back) can return to the lineup on Tuesday in San Francisco.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers start and finish well to beat Arizona Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon stepped to the plate to face Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson with pinch-runner Roger Bernadina on second base and pinch-hitter Justin Turner on first with two outs and the score tied in the eighth inning Saturday. The Dodgers built a two-run lead in..." September 07

  • Dan Haren delivers, bullpen holds on for Dodgers’ win over Arizona Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "For the Dodgers, the bridge to the ninth inning isn’t pretty. Rather than the archetypal flow charts of spring training with a starting pitcher at the beginning and Kenley Jansen at the end, the bullpen in September looks like a jumbled mess of mostly right arms. Manager Don Mattingly has..." September 06

  • Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers

    Arizona Republic "As the team stumbles toward the end of a disappointing season, the Diamondbacks have fired Kevin Towers as the club's general manager, according to sources. The team is expected to make the announcement Friday morning. The move comes less than four months after the hiring of Tony La Russa as..." September 06

  • Daniel Hudson returns as Diamondbacks top Padres

    Arizona Republic "RHP Daniel Hudson made his long-awaited return to the mound on Wednesday night, tossing a perfect eighth inning as the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hudson was pitching for the first time since June 26, 2012, after needing two Tommy John surgeries in as many years. "I..." September 04

  • Nolan Reimold's blast helps Diamondbacks pull away from Rockies

    Arizona Republic "After a quiet night at the plate Saturday, the Diamondbacks bats were resurrected Sunday to pull out a win over the Rockies to claim the series in front of 22,948 at Chase Field. The win for right-hander Chase Anderson was his first since Aug. 8 after he posted a no-decision and consecutive..." September 01

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks Hudson will make next appearance w/ #Dbacks in SD. Shooting for Tues or Weds out of pen, Gibson said. 25-30 pitch limit for now

  • Tyler Matzek tosses seven shutout innings in Rockies' win over Arizona

    Denver Post "For one night, at least, a glimpse into the future looked very promising for the Rockies on Saturday. And for a nice change of pace, the present wasn't too bad, either. With left-hander Tyler Matzek on the mound, the Rockies shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 at Chase Field. How good..." August 31

  • Jake Lamb's grand slam leads Diamondbacks over Rockies

    Arizona Republic "In a competition of who could spoil a brilliant-but-abbreviated outing from their starting pitcher first, the Colorado Rockies bullpen managed to out-stink its Diamondbacks counterpart, handing 3B Jake Lamb his first career grand slam and the Diamondbacks a win Friday at Chase..." August 30

  • Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Nolan Reimold has been claimed off waivers for the second time in a month, going from the Orioles to the Blue Jays and now to the Diamondbacks. Reimold was once a top-100 prospect and had a very nice rookie season as a 25-year-old in 2009, but his career has repeatedly been derailed by injuries..." August 28

  • Scott Van Slyke blames 'bad grass'

    ESPN.com "Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over Arizona with what the team called a mild right ankle sprain, and he later blamed the Diamondbacks' grass for the injury. "They've got bad grass here," he said. Van Slyke said the ground gave way beneath his..." August 28

  • Clayton Kershaw dominates Diamondbacks to complete sweep

    True Blue L.A. "three-run rally in the third inning was enough for the Dodgers, and Clayton Kershaw made it hold up in a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix. Kershaw had his bumps in the road - the Diamondbacks had 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position on..." August 28

  • Video replays help Dodgers to big inning in 9-5 victory at Arizona

    Los Angeles Times "Donnie Baseball? More like Donnie Replay. Utilizing baseball's expanded replay system, Manager Don Mattingly successfully overturned unfavorable calls on consecutive plays Tuesday night, playing a significant role in a six-run fourth-inning that vaulted the Dodgers to a 9-5 victory over the..." August 27

  • Diamondbacks pitcher Corbin won't be ready for Opening Day

    Arizona Republic "Patrick Corbin will not be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in 2015. In fact, Corbin, 25, may not even throw his first pitch next season until June, manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday. Gibson said the Diamondbacks will be conservative in their treatment of Corbin, who had Tommy John..." August 27

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks 2B Hill may see more of his time the rest of year at 3B, Gibson indicated, with Gregorius and Owings in the middle of the infield.

  • Gregorius' 3-run homer lifts Diamondbacks past Padres

    Arizona Republic "A meeting against his hometown team seemed the perfect backdrop for LHP Vidal Nuño to lasso his first win with the Diamondbacks, but the end of his outing fizzled and it took a three-run homer from SS Didi Gregorius in the eighth to seal a win for the Diamondbacks over the Padres Saturday in front..." August 24

  • Collmenter carries D-Backs past Padres

    Arizona Republic "After limping through a 2-8 road trip that was littered with one-run decisions and walkoff losses, a return home certainly seemed to suit the Diamondbacks, who snapped a six-game losing streak Friday with a win over the San Diego Padres in front of 24,835 at Chase Field. RHP Josh Collmenter..." August 23

  • Nats 1, Diamondbacks 0

    Nats Insider "Throughout the Nationals’ recent winning streak, they have found a variety of ways to win. Some have been pretty, some have been ugly. On a soggy Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park, the Nats perhaps got their ugliest win yet in what is now a 10-game winning streak, tying a team..." August 22

  • Rendon lifts Nationals to 3-2 win with ninth-inning pinch-hit single

    Washington Post "What the Washington Nationals have done in the past nine days — nine straight wins, including four walk-offs — now borders on absurd. It has reached a point that Manager Matt Williams, who has spent a lifetime in baseball, can’t visibly share in his players’ excitement after the games because of..." August 21

  • Strasburg pitches eight innings, Nationals cruise to eighth straight win

    Washington Post "Asdrubal Cabrera stood at second base, smacked his hands together and pointed to the sky. All three runners had scored moments before. The crowd at Nationals Park erupted, and the players in the home dugout were on their feet, smiles and high-fives everywhere. The rout was on with no outs in the..." August 20

  • Curt Schilling: Chewing tobacco ‘gave me cancer’

    Boston Herald "Curt Schilling revealed this morning that he has been suffering from oral cancer — the result of a 30-year chewing tobacco habit that the former Red Sox ace said he wishes he never began. “I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer,” Schilling said during..." August 20

  • Tony La Russa denies that Kirk Gibson’s job is safe

    Hardball Talk "USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Tuesday morning that the Diamondbacks “currently plan to bring back” manager Kirk Gibson next season. But the club’s new chief baseball officer — Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa — is now denying that anything has been decided on the Gibson front. “I..." August 20

  • Nats beat Diamondbacks in third straight walk-off win

    CSN Washington "Riding a season-high 6-game winning streak that included a weekend sweep of the contending Pirates, the Nationals opened a 4-game series against the non-contending Diamondbacks feeling mighty good about themselves. What they didn't expect was a real battle against unknown Arizona left-hander Vidal..." August 19

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement.

  • 31d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #DBacks release Aaron Cunningham from AAA Reno.

  • Opponents start to make adjustments on David Peralta

    Arizona Republic "Rookie David Peralta says opposing pitchers have learned a thing or two about him during his 2½ months in the major leagues. "They know I can hit," he said. "They know I can hit the ball out of the park or in the gap. And they don't want that." As a result, he believes he is now a..." August 17

  • Five D'backs errors equals one Marlins' win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "MIAMI Somehow, the Marlins watched the Diamondbacks commit three second-inning errors Saturday and failed to score. They weren't going to let them get away with another bumbling inning unscathed. Errors four and five came in the seventh and contributed to the unearned run that proved the..." August 17

  • Diamondbacks rookie Jake Lamb tries to push past early struggles at plate

    Arizona Republic "Jake Lamb knows the pitching he's seen in his first week in the big leagues has been better than anything he's ever faced. But that's not what has the Diamondbacks' rookie third baseman frustrated by his slow start. "Any hitter gets frustrated when they get their pitch to hit — whether it's a..." August 16

  • Aaron Hill, Cliff Pennington power Diamondbacks over Marlins

    Arizona Republic "RHP Trevor Cahill walked a tightrope but won his second consecutive start, pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Diamondbacks to a win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Cliff Pennington lined a solo home run off the left-field foul pole and Aaron Hill launched a two-run blast, the..." August 16

  • Cubs trade former top prospect, first-round pick Brett Jackson to Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "While the Cubs wait for their current array of stud prospects to reach the majors together they traded away a former top prospect, dealing 2009 first-round draft pick Brett Jackson to the Diamondbacks for Triple-A reliever Blake Cooper. Jackson cracked Baseball America’s top-100 prospects list..." August 15

  • Ozuna delivers walk-off hit as Marlins top D'Backs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ten, 20, or 30 years from now, Bradin Hagens may or may not remember how in the second inning of his major league debut he walked Garrett Jones on four pitches to start the 10th. What might be tougher to purge is the run-scoring, Marcell Ozuna double that produced his first loss. The Marlins..." August 15

  • Indians beat Diamondbacks on walk-off home run by Zach Walters

    Let's Go Tribe "Let's begin with the ending. With one out in the bottom of the 9th and the game tied, Zach Walters, who was acquired in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera two weeks ago, came to the plate against Arizona's Randall Delgado. Walters can probably stop worrying about how much his tab is, because..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Diamondbacks win finale, split doubleheader with Indians

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians split a doubleheader on Wednesday, with Zach Walters lacing a walkoff homer in Game 1 before Tuffy Gosewisch lifted the Diamondbacks with an RBI single in the 12th inning of Game 2. The day took a toll on the Diamondbacks' bullpen, which had to work 2 2/3..." August 14

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Diamondbacks erupt in 8th inning to top Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "Trevor Cahill turned in another strong outing, Mark Trumbo broke out of his long-ball slump and the Diamondbacks scored their second consecutive win, beating the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field on Saturday. Arizona held just a 5-4 lead entering the bottom of the eighth, most of it on the..." August 10

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks SS Owings took 30 swings in cage Sat, progressing toward sim game Fri while recovering from bruise, slight dislocation of L shoulder

  • Arizona Diamondbacks call up left-handed pitching prospect Andrew Chafin

    Arizona Republic "The youth movement for the Diamondbacks continued Friday as the team selected the contract of pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno. Chafin will serve as bullpen depth after the team received only four innings from starter Vidal Nuño and burned through long reliever Randall Delgado in..." August 09