Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Jeremy Hellickson traded to D-backs

    ESPN.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays. The trade, announced Friday night, is the first major move by new Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart. The Diamondbacks sent Tampa Bay two minor league prospects, infielder Andrew Velazquez and..." November 16

  • Rays, Jeremy Hellickson each get fresh starts in trade with Diamondbacks

    Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Rays receive fresh talent, and Jeremy Hellickson enjoys a fresh start. The Rays receive names that include promise, and Hellickson enjoys the promise of a new beginning. Both parties receive what they need, and each side can enjoy another possibility. The trade Friday night..." November 15

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Tony La Russa: Arizona Diamondbacks could be competitive in 2015

    Arizona Republic "Mindful of the dangers of lofty expectations, Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa doesn't want to saddle his team with too high of a bar for 2015. But he also won't concede that a 98-loss club can't turn around and finish with a winning record. "I don't think that you give in on..." November 13

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    Forget the rumors: #Dbacks IF Pennington will be offered arbitration at the deadline. Stewart considers him a valuable piece moving forward

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    FA RHP Billingsley remains a person of interest to #Dbacks. Medicals indicate he should be ready for spring training. #Dbacks will monitor

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    D-backs most popular player for trade inquiries is didi gregorius. Great athlete, excellent ss.

  • Diamondbacks' GM Dave Stewart focusing on pitching

    Arizona Republic "The tone in Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart's voice suggests a level of trust in Wade Miley and Josh Collmenter, two pitchers he seems comfortable slotting into his 2015 starting rotation, perhaps near the top. Beyond them, Stewart sounds less convicted, more cautiously optimistic. He..." November 10

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks will play Trumbo in RF next year, GM Dave Stewart said on MLB network.

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #dbacks plan to use Inciarte and Peralta in LF, GM Dave Stewart said.

  • D-backs tap J.J. Putz as executive

    ESPN.com "Former closer J.J. Putz has rejoined the Arizona Diamondbacks as a special assistant to president and CEO Derrick Hall. The team announced Thursday that the 37-year-old Putz will be in uniform during spring training to work with pitchers and will visit the club's minor league affiliates during..." November 07

  • D-backs name J.J. Putz Special Assistant to the President & CEO

    MLB.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named J.J. Putz as Special Assistant to D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. In his new role, Putz will assist Hall and other departments throughout the baseball and business side of the organization. This includes attending community events, meeting with..." November 06

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • D-Backs CEO says team is 'getting very close' to lucrative new TV deal

    CBSSports.com "The Diamondbacks are "getting very close" to securing a new television contract that could double or even triple the team's broadcast revenues, CEO Derrick Hall confirmed to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The club's current TV deal with Fox Sports Arizona expires next year. Piecoro says..." November 04

  • Diamondbacks willing to move catcher Montero

    Fox Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks, trying to create payroll flexibility, are willing to trade catcher Miguel Montero, according to major-league sources. Rival clubs say the D-Backs are shopping Montero. An Arizona official say the team is more in "listening mode." Either way, the effect is the..." November 02

  • Diamondbacks scouting director Ray Montgomery leaves for job with Brewers

    Hardball Talk "Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks scouting director Ray Montgomery has left the team to accept a position with the Brewers. His new title will be special assistant to the general manager and vice president of amateur scouting. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com writes that an..." November 01

  • Diamondbacks exercise options on Daniel Hudson, Matt Reynolds

    Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks announced this evening that they have exercised club options on right-hander Daniel Hudson and left-hander Matt Reynolds for 2015. According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Hudson will be guaranteed $800,000 in 2015 and could make another $300,000 based on days spent..." October 31

  • After leaving Nationals, Bryan Minniti joins Diamondbacks as assistant general manager

    Hardball Talk "After stepping down as assistant general manager of the Nationals earlier this month, Bryan Minniti has accepted the same role with the Diamondbacks. Minniti is the latest addition to Arizona’s new-look regime. Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa hired Dave Stewart as general manager and De..." October 24

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Tigers lose top scout Mike Russell to Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers could lose impending free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez this offseason, but there’s also this: Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Tigers top scout Mike Russell has accepted a job with the Diamondbacks, where he’ll serve as a special assistant to new senior VP of baseball..." October 18

  • Ex-star Mark Grace comes back as D-Backs assistant hitting coach

    CBSSports.com "Mark Grace, the former hitting star of the Cubs and Diamondbacks who lost his broadcasting job with the D-Backs after two drunk-driving incidents, is back with Arizona, which has hired him as assistant hitting coach. Grace served as D-Backs announcer from 2004-12 but the popular former star..." October 16

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Arizona #Dbacks are expected to announce today the hiring of Chip Hale as their manager. Hale had been the #Athletics bench coach.

  • D-Backs close to naming skipper from Tracy, Hale, Alomar, Nevin, Ward

    CBSSports.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks are getting close to deciding on a new manager, with Jim Tracy, Chip Hale, Sandy Alomar Jr., Phil Nevin and Turner Ward the final candidates, sources familiar with the situation said. A decision is expected within the next day or two. Top D-Backs decision-makers Derrick..." October 13

  • D-backs make baseball history with black executive team

    Fox Sports Arizona "It was impossible to tell at the time, but De Jon Watson shed a tear or two minutes before the press conference to introduce him as the Arizona Diamondbacks' vice president of baseball operations. A congratulatory call from Don Newcombe was all it took. "Don told me to stay true to my beliefs..." October 12

  • Jim Tracy among 4 finalists for Diamondbacks manager job

    USA Today "Jim Tracy, with vast managerial experience in the National League West, has emerged as one of the final four candidates for the Arizona Diamondbacks' managerial opening. The Diamondbacks are scheduled to announce the hiring of their new manager Monday, and Tracy is the only finalist with..." October 11

  • Diamondbacks appear long on trade options at short

    Arizona Republic "So far, what we know about Dave Stewart as a general manager is not based on what he's actually done but rather on what he has said he will do, which, judging by his comments last week, might not be much. He certainly did not sound likely to trade anyone from the Diamondbacks' young talent..." October 08

  • Chance to become MLB manager interests Alomar Jr.

    MLB.com "Sandy Alomar Jr. has been a key member of the Indians' coaching staff for several years now and received a brief taste of life in the manager's chair three seasons ago. Along the way, a handful of other teams have taken a close look at the former catcher as a managerial candidate. Alomar has..." October 08

  • Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart really likes Mark Trumbo

    Hardball Talk "What’s not to like about Mark Trumbo? He hit 34 home runs and knocked in 100 runs for the Angels in 2013 and would have likely come close to doing the same for the Diamondbacks this season if he hadn’t missed so much time with a stress fracture in his left foot. Indeed, there’s plenty to like..." October 05

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks confirm @JonHeymanCBS's report on being granted permission to speak with Tim Bogar.

  • Diamondbacks add three names to list of potential managers

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' search for a new manager further widened on Thursday with the addition of three more potential candidates. The club asked for and was granted permission to interview Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale and Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Lorenzo Bundy, according to..." October 03

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    Chris Owings will undergo surgery on his left shoulder tomorrow by Dr. James Andrews. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Two new names to add to Dbacks managerial candidate list: Sandy Alomar Jr. and Jim Tracy.

  • GM Stewart says D-backs don't need major overhaul

    Fox Sports Arizona "Dave Stewart calls it his media room. Eight hi-def TVs. A fridge. A microwave. A beanbag chair with a blanket that occasionally serves as a bunk for the night in case a West Coast game goes long. You think Stewart does not know a few things about the Diamondbacks? You have not seen him in..." September 30

  • Trumbo powers D-Backs to win over Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks hit three home runs — two by 1B Mark Trumbo — to beat the St.Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Saturday at Chase Field. For the Cardinals, the loss coupled with a Pittsburgh Pirates loss earlier in the day landed both teams in a tie for first in the National League Central with one game..." September 28

  • Cards beat Diamondbacks in extra innings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Cardinals rookie Marco Gonzales first started warming up early in Friday’s game, he was preparing to rescue another starter. When he warmed up in the middle innings, he was set to protect the bullpen from bulk innings. When finally he got into the game late, his assignment was the simplest of..." September 27

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks Derrick Hall asked La Russa to manage the last 3 games. La Russa: "You’ve seen my entire deck. You’ve seen the last of it."

  • Diamondbacks fire Kirk Gibson

    ESPN.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell, the team announced Friday. "Kirk has done an admirable job under difficult circumstances and we are grateful for his professionalism and his dedicated service to the organization over the past eight years,"..." September 27

  • Rangers win gives first draft pick to Arizona

    Dallas Morning News "By defeating Oakland on Thursday night, the Texas Rangers guaranteed Arizona will have the first pick in next June’s draft. With three games remaining, the Rangers are 66-93, and Arizona is 63-96. If the clubs finish with the same record, Arizona would get the first pick by virtue of the..." September 26

  • Minnesota Twins beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After four consecutive seasons of at least 90 losses, the Twins manager and his coaching staff have no idea if they’ve worked their final game at Target Field. But manager Ron Gardenhire is hoping that’s not the case. Gardenhire, speaking Wednesday before the Twins defeated the Arizona..." September 25

  • D-backs name Dave Stewart Senior VP & GM

    AZ Snake Pit ""When we made the decision to bring Tony on board as Chief Baseball Officer and eventually began the process of restructuring our baseball operations department, we knew that it would be important to surround him with talent that complements his strengths and makes us a better organization," said..." September 25

  • Gibson, jump-start offense propel Twins in 6-3 win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kyle Gibson notched his 13th victory Tuesday, giving up only one run over seven innings in the Twins’ 6-3 victory over Arizona. That’s more wins than any starter in one season but Phil Hughes has claimed since the Twins’ 90-loss nightmare began in 2011. And Gibson knows exactly what that means for..." September 24

  • Report: D-backs set to offer Stewart GM position

    Covers.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks have decided to make former pitcher Dave Stewart an offer to become their next general manger, CBSSports.com reported Wednesday. Sources close to the team said Arizona selected Stewart after interviewing nine candidates and will try to make a deal with him to replace..." September 24

  • Gibson's relationship with La Russa helps his chances of return to Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Kirk Gibson's wife sent him a song to listen to on his mobile device Tuesday morning. Fittingly, it was Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's "The Waiting." Yeah, it's the hardest part all right. The waiting he and everyone else is doing while the Diamondbacks decide in which direction to move at..." September 24

  • Michael Cuddyer's seven RBIs leads Rockies to win over Diamondbacks

    Denver Post "Friday evening's spectacular Coors Field sunset showed off shades of purple, albeit with a few hints of Broncos orange. It turned out to be a heaven-sent omen for the Rockies and hit machine Michael Cuddyer. The Rockies blitzed the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-3 as Cuddyer hit a grand slam and drove..." September 20

D-Backs Forum Top 5

  1. Hellickson, and maybe Billingsley
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  2. Gracie is back!
    Last post: dbacknick
  3. Towers is GONE....finally!
    Last post: dbacknick