Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Dodgers lead for top Cuban righty; Jays, Nats, D-Backs, Rangers in

    CBSSports.com "The Dodgers are said to have been the most aggressive team to date in trying to land top Cuban teenaged pitcher Yadier Alvarez, but they have considerable company in the pursuit, with the Blue Jays, Nationals, Rangers, Diamondbacks among teams involved with the right-hander. Alvarez, who just..." April 21

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    RHP Allen Webster placed on the Triple-A Reno disabled list with shoulder fatigue. Expected to miss a couple of starts.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks complete winning trip by beating San Francisco Giants

    Arizona Republic "Whether the Diamondbacks' four-game series victory over the San Francisco Giants this weekend was merely a matter of them beating up on a beaten-up team or if it was the makings of a surprising summer to come, well, that's in the eye of the beholder. But, really, either outlook seems..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • Giants get rings and then beat Diamondbacks

    San Francisco Chronicle "Get a ring, get back in the swing and end the string. Those were the Giants’ goals Saturday night, and they achieved all three glowingly. After their biennial pregame bling ceremony, the Giants played their cleanest overall game in more than a week and beat the Diamondbacks 4-1, ending an..." April 19

  • Josh Collmenter pitches gem as Arizona Diamondbacks pound San Francisco Giants

    Arizona Republic "RHP Josh Collmenter looked every bit like an Opening Day starter in a 9-0 win Friday night against the San Francisco Giants, who continue to look nothing like defending champions. Collmenter four-hit the Giants for his second career shutout, rebounding from a pair of rough starts to open his..." April 18

  • Diamondbacks outlast Giants in back-and-forth, 12-inning marathon

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night. Ender Inciarte singled to lead off the inning against Sergio Romo (0-1) and stole second base. After Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally..." April 17

  • Upton blasts Padres past Diamondbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As A.J. Preller laid out his itinerary over the fall, getting a set of eyes on Yasmany Tomas topped his offseason to-do list. Of course, the route that the Padres’ rookie general manager ultimately took on his rebuilding plan doesn’t exactly qualify as a consolation prize. No, not in the..." April 16

  • Despaigne confounds D-backs

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In the bottom of the second inning, the television cut to the home dugout at Petco Park. Odrisamer Despaigne, employing a bat wiggle vaguely resembling Gary Sheffield in slow motion, had just flailed at the third pitch he saw, a curveball in the dirt. He'd walked back to the bench, where fellow..." April 15

  • Diamondbacks call up $68.5 million project Yasmany Tomas

    Hardball Talk "Tomas was optioned to the minors at the end of spring training because the D’Backs didn’t have enough room for him to get regular at-bats. And it’s hard to figure how that situation has changed over the past 10 days. Tomas was playing exclusively in right field at Reno, so the third base..." April 15

  • Ender Inciarte's big night leads the Arizona Diamondbacks to road win over San Diego Padres

    Arizona Republic "Behind a big night from OF Ender Inciarte, the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 8-4 in Monday night's game at Petco Park. Inciarte had two doubles, a triple, four RBIs and two runs scored. He was in the middle of run-scoring rallies in three different innings. The Diamondbacks took advantage of..." April 14

  • MLB warns Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch about pace of play

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball began sending out written warnings last week to players who have violated the new pace-of-play rules. Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch was among them, but he didn't think there was much he could have done differently given the situation. Gosewisch said he was behind..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Joc Pederson, Cuban connection lead Los Angeles Dodgers hit parade in win over Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "Not that the Dodgers were too worried about Joc Pederson one week into his rookie season, but a young kid with big expectations getting off to a dreadful start is always a dicey situation. So just in case, a couple of observant eyes have been focused on the young center fielder this weekend..." April 13

  • Archie Bradley's gem powers Diamondbacks past Dodgers

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks rookie RHP Archie Bradley had a stellar debut, outpitching ace Clayton Kershaw as Arizona beat Los Angeles 6-0 in front of 37,636 at Chase Field on Saturday. The Dodgers managed just two hits, the first time the Diamondbacks have held them below three in the rivalry. Bradley..." April 12

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks wanted Laird to catch Bradley. He was originally in the lineup but was scratched. He's been having some back issues.

  • Ender Inciarte hits walk-off single as Diamondbacks beat Dodgers in 10 innings

    Arizona Republic "Ender Inciarte's single past a drawn-in infield scored Cliff Pennington with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Diamondbacks a 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday night at Chase Field. Pennington drew a one-out walk off Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell, moved to second..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Heston shines in Giants win over D'Backs

    CSN Bay Area "Chris Heston, a September call-up last season, was guaranteed a World Series ring the second Pablo Sandoval caught the final batted ball of the 2014 season. Now it appears he’ll play a key role on the first day of festivities at AT&T Park. Heston gave up just two unearned runs over six innings..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Struggling starters create worry of overuse in D-backs bullpen

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Diamondbacks had done everything to ensure their starting pitching staff was healthy entering the 2015 season. After a 5-2 loss Wednesday to the San Francisco Giants, any long-term health worries involve the bullpen, and only because the starters have yet to prove they can take a game beyond..." April 09

  • Peralta, Lamb power D-backs to victory over Giants

    Arizona Sports "Two giant rips saved the Diamondbacks from dropping their second game of the season. Arizona beat San Francisco 7-6 at Chase Field Tuesday night behind a three-run homer apiece from David Peralta and Jake Lamb. The first was smashed by Peralta over the right field fence off a fastball by..." April 08

  • A's to sign Cody Ross after he clears waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics will sign Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross to a contract after he clears waivers on Wednesday, according to a tweet from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. It is presently unknown whether Ross will be placed on the 40-man roster, or if this is a minor league contract,..." April 08

  • Giants survive opener, have health concerns about rotation

    San Francisco Chronicle "The odd-year fairies decided not to toy with the Giants in 2015. No letting them enjoy a few weeks or months of defending their World Series championship before striking. No, the fairies attacked right from the get-go and went straight for the rotation. Before the Giants opened their season..." April 07

  • Diamondbacks still aren’t sure what to do with $68.5 million signing Yasmany Tomas

    Hardball Talk "First the Diamondbacks insisted Yasmany Tomas could play third base, then they moved him to the outfield, and now they’ve sent him to Triple-A. So what position will the $68.5 million pickup from Cuba play in the minors? Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Tomas will play third base,..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    #Dbacks option INF Yasmany Tomás to Triple-A Reno.

  • D-backs' send Yasmany Tomas to Triple-A

    MLB.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks announced several roster moves Saturday evening, most notably releasing outfielder Cody Ross and optioning Cuban prospect Yasmany Tomas to Triple-A Reno. Ross, an 11-year Major League veteran, played two seasons with the D-backs, batting .268 through 177 games. Arizona..." April 05

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    #Dbacks have also released OF Cody Ross. The #Dbacks appreciate his time in the Sedona Red and wish him well.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Available players in final days of spring include #DBacks’ Hill, #Phillies’ Revere, #Padres’ Maybin. Difficult to move $$ this time of year.

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks scratch Vidal Nuno from his scheduled exhibition start Saturday. No reason given. Nuno is competing for a bullpen spot.

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays have acquired RHP Bradin Hagens from #Diamondbacks for cash, will report to AA Montgomery @BiscuitBaseball

  • D-backs trade Cahill to Braves

    MLB.com "The D-backs finalized a deal on Thursday night to send right-hander Trevor Cahill and $6.5 million to the Braves in exchange for Minor League outfielder Josh Elander. With the deal, the D-backs have saved $5.5 million of the $12 million owed to Cahill in 2015, the final year of his contract,..." April 04

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Chip Hale says Chris Owings will start at second, Ahmed at shortstop. Aaron Hill will be a bench player.

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    I'm told that the Cahill trade does, as expected, open a spot in Dbacks rotation for top prospect Archie Bradley.

  • D-Backs Have Discussed Trevor Cahill In Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have discussed right-hander Trevor Cahill in trade talks, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Repbulic (on Twitter). There are clear obstacles to trading Cahill, however, and Piecoro adds that the team may need to eat at least $6MM of the $12MM that Cahill is owed in..." April 03

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks have had conversations with Atlanta about RHP Trevor Cahill, according to GM Dave Stewart

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Chip Hale even continued to leave the door open for Archie Bradley as a starter, even though the club set its rotation earlier this week.

  • Diamondbacks considering retro development approach with Archie Bradley

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are viewed as an old-school organization, so perhaps it should come as no surprise they're considering a time-tested method of using the bullpen as a way to break in their young starting-pitching prospects. Right-hander Archie Bradley and lefty Robbie Ray are among the..." April 01

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Mattingly, Hale smooth things over

    ESPN Los Angeles "The latest feud between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks has been settled -- according to the teams' managers. Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly and his counterpart Chip Hale of the D-backs had an extended conversation at home plate while exchanging lineup cards prior to Monday's game. The chat came a..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Diamondbacks envision bright future with young pitchers

    Fox Sports Arizona "Among the Diamondbacks' offseason priorities was to add to their pool of young, quality starting pitchers. Judging by spring results, it went swimmingly. Rookies Archie Bradley and Robbie Ray remain in contention for the final relief spot, as the D-backs are concerned with bullpen length..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks mgr Chip Hale says Archie Bradley in mix for final bullpen spot.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    Not unexpectedly, Yoan Lopez was sent out after today's game. Leaves 37 players in #Dbacks camp.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    So Chase Anderson and Trevor Cahill win the final two spots in the rotation. Daniel Hudson slides to the bullpen.

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    That means Daniel Hudson will be in the bullpen. Was going to be hard to have him in rotation on an 85-pitch limit.