Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Diamondbacks rout Dodgers, improve to record 8-1 at home

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks made some history Saturday while pivoting away from the recent past. Right fielder David Peralta had a franchise-record four doubles and Arizona used four home runs for an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Chase Field. The..." April 23

  • Diamondbacks unload on Dodgers with nine-run eighth

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona passed the baton so much that just about everyone had a hand in its nine-run eighth inning on Friday night. Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Iannetta had two RBIs apiece and the Diamondbacks sent 14 men to the plate in the eighth for a 13-5 comeback win over the..." April 22

  • Padres take series from Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Left-hander Clayton Richard and catcher Austin Hedges agreed on a plan Thursday afternoon as their San Diego Padres prepared to face one of the more aggressive lineups in the National League. "I told Austin before the game that I wanted to throw a lot of strikes and get ahead in..." April 21

  • J.J. Hoover playing key role in Diamondbacks bullpen

    Arizona Republic "Reliever J.J. Hoover says he can feel the difference, that his right arm and his shoulder are noticeably stronger than last year. The stuff he’s been able to generate has been noticeably better, as well. Hoover has been something of a revelation out of the Diamondbacks’ bullpen, a..." April 21

  • Aybar's blast gives Padres 1-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- To say Erick Aybar was in a slump as he approached the plate in the eighth inning of a scoreless tie at Petco Park Wednesday night is an understatement. The veteran Padres shortstop was hitless in his previous 16 at-bats and had looked overmatched in his first two at-bats..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Miller helps D-backs cruise past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Not that they needed it, the Arizona Diamondbacks got an outstanding pitching performance from right-handed starter Shelby Miller on Tuesday night at Petco Park. Miller allowed a run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings as the Diamondbacks coasted to..." April 19

  • Lamb's homer carries Diamondbacks past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb figured he would get a fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher. "I was looking to hit a fastball and I got a fastball," Lamb said. "Hatcher obviously has a good heater, so I was just looking to be aggressive early..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Dodgers down Diamondbacks on Jackie Robinson Day

    The Sports Xchange "On a day when Major League Baseball honored the anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, the Los Angeles Dodgers paid homage to the first black player by unveiling an 800-pound bronze statue depicting Robinson as a rookie sliding into home plate. Among those in..." April 16

  • Walker, Diamondbacks dump Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It was a two-man clubhouse meeting before the Arizona Diamondbacks faced the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The powwow was restricted to right-hander Taijuan Walker and his batterymate, Chris Iannetta. "Chris and I had a talk," Walker said. "The game plan was just to be..." April 16

  • Kershaw comes close to shutout in Dodgers' win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The anticipation of a lights-out matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke didn't meet the hype. While Kershaw dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers knocked Greinke around. Andrew Toles homered and the Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 7-1 on..." April 15

  • Clayton Kershaw not looking forward to facing Zack Greinke

    ESPN "While Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is pumped up to be facing ex-teammate Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, the same can't be said of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace. "I don't really look forward to it," Kershaw told reporters. "You almost just try to block it out. It's not fun to pitch..." April 14

  • Cain gets rare April win as Giants beat D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain enjoyed a pitching win and a standing ovation, and he managed to squeeze in a decent Madison Bumgarner impression with a bat in his hands. Not a bad Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The San Francisco right-hander won in April for the first time since 2012 in the..." April 13

  • Ray pitches, hits Diamondbacks past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Robbie Ray made a big splash with his bat Tuesday night. And after teammate Jake Lamb provided a big hit, Ray did the rest with his arm. The left-hander shut out the San Francisco Giants for 6 2/3 innings and sparked a three-run uprising with a leadoff single, helping..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Giants overcome loss of Posey to top D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Taijuan Walker's wildness sent San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey to the trainer's room Monday afternoon. Then it sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to defeat. The Giants took advantage of pitcher Matt Moore's swinging bunt to score three runs in a bizarre..." April 10

  • Peralta homers, Diamondbacks rout Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Right-hander Zack Greinke kept Arizona close for five innings, and the most productive offense in the majors took it from there. David Peralta broke a tie with a bases-empty homer to begin a four-run sixth inning and the hard-hitting Diamondbacks added six runs in the eighth for..." April 09

  • D-backs complete sweep of Indians

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona could not have asked for a much better first week. The Diamondbacks have the best record in the majors, tied a franchise record for quick starts and beat two playoff teams in so doing. Left-hander Patrick Corbin pitched six scoreless innings, Chris Owings homered among his..." April 09

  • Diamondbacks hand Indians first loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona has made a sharp pivot this season. The Diamondbacks are winning at home and so is Shelby Miller. The Diamondbacks relied on the major leagues' most productive offense for a 7-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night at Chase Field. Paul Goldschmidt and..." April 08

  • D-backs power past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks used big bats to overcome a team that usually gives them big trouble at Chase Field. Arizona got homers from David Peralta, Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb in a 9-3 victory over San Francisco on Thursday, only the Diamondbacks' second series victory over the Giants..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Walker wobbles but leads D-backs over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks got their first real look Wednesday night at Taijuan Walker, their new, young power arm. For the most part, they liked what they saw. Walker wobbled at first but ended up keeping the Diamondbacks above water, allowing the Arizona offense to wear down..." April 06

  • Top Diamondbacks prospect Anthony Banda remains humble on the way to the top

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Anthony Banda is a very humble young man who has no regard for the No. 1 status that has been allotted to him within the organization. “I don’t really care for it, it’s just a list.” Banda towered over me as I mentioned the term “number one prospect.” Despite..." April 06

  • Diamondbacks installing humidor at Chase Field to try to help pitchers

    Larry Brown Sports "Chase Field has long been a haven for hitters, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are now trying to fix that a little bit. Diamondbacks team president Derrick Hall said Friday that the team plans to install a humidor at the ballpark in order to help the team’s pitchers. Arizona’s 5.09 team ERA was..." April 06

  • Hernandez's career night lifts Giants past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Gorkys Hernandez didn't know he was going to play Tuesday night until he arrived at Chase Field and saw his name on the lineup card. He sure was ready. Hernandez, subbing for the injured Denard Span, drove in a career-high four runs as the San Francisco Giants exploded for..." April 05

  • Ten MLB players who will make new teams proud in 2017

    Yardbarker "There were a lot of crazy moves made this offseason. The free agency pond was full of talent which sounds great, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be frustrating. Still, guys found new homes. Some were reunited with old teams and hope to repeat a power-surged season and a few guys may..." April 05

  • D-backs rally after Giants' Bumgarner homers twice

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Madison Bumgarner made hitting history Sunday, but after a wild finish, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was the one left to celebrate a special day. Bumgarner became the first pitcher in major league history to hit two homers on Opening Day, but Arizona washed that away..." April 02

  • D-backs opt to release injured outfielder Blanco

    MLB.com "The D-backs released outfielder Gregor Blanco, the club announced on Monday night. The move leaves the total players in Arizona's camp at 32. Blanco, 33, signed a Minor League deal in January. Blanco batted .225/.295/.400 (9-for-40) through 14 Cactus League contests, but he hadn't appeared in a..." March 28

  • Diamondbacks Release, Re-Sign Gregor Blanco

    MLB Trade Rumors "TODAY: The D-Backs have indeed re-signed Blanco to a new minors deal, per a club announcement. YESTERDAY, 9:29pm: Arizona would like to re-sign Blanco, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (Twitter links). With an oblique injury slowing Blanco, the club wasn’t “comfortable making the call..." March 28

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • D-backs nearing final staff after latest roster cuts

    Fox Sports "The Diamondbacks made a pair of cuts Saturday morning and the latest moves push the team closer to finalizing its Opening Day pitching staff. Zack Godley was optioned to Triple-A Reno while fellow righty Kevin Jepsen was released before the D-backs’ 7-4 loss to the Angels in Tempe. With..." March 26

  • Diamondbacks return Rule 5 pick Tyler Jones to Yankees

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks’ right-hander Tyler Jones is headed back to the Yankees, the teams announced on Friday. The Diamondbacks had previously selected Jones in the Rule 5 draft last December, but elected to leave the 27-year-old off of their 40-man roster heading into the 2017 season. Rule 5 draft rules..." March 25

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed drawing interest on trade market

    Arizona Republic "Nick Ahmed’s potential availability via trade has sparked interest from at least a handful of teams, with the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees all believed to have varying degrees of interest in the Diamondbacks shortstop. The Diamondbacks have depth at shortstop, with..." March 22

  • Diamondbacks continue to push envelope with over-the-top concessions

    Sportsnaut "It’s a day ending in “y” so it’s a given the Arizona Diamondbacks are taking regular concession stand foods and more than likely injecting them with steroids. Okay, so that’s not entirely true, but a couple of the newest food items they are introducing are just plain ridiculous. The latest..." March 20

  • Josh Thole could miss entire 2017 season

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks’ catcher Josh Thole is likely lost for the season, according to comments made by manager Torey Lovullo on Saturday. Per Nick Piecoro of AZ Central Sports, Thole suffered a significant hamstring tear and could undergo surgery, though he’s said to be seeking a second opinion..." March 19

  • Diamondbacks open to offers on Nick Ahmed

    Arizona Republic "Ildemaro Vargas fielded a hard smash on one hop and flung it effortlessly across the diamond, making a difficult play look surprisingly easy. An inning earlier on Wednesday night, he had lined a single into left field to drive in two runs, a hit that came off reliever Carl Edwards Jr., a pitcher..." March 17

  • Yasmany Tomas diagnosed with a strained oblique

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas recently underwent an MRI for what he and the team thought was a lower back injury but turned out to be a strained oblique, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. There’s no timetable yet for his return, but oblique injuries are notoriously tricky and..." March 16

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke mum on velocity after minor-league test

    Arizona Republic "With most deliveries accompanied by his customary grunts, Zack Greinke threw four fastballs at 91 mph in the first inning on Monday morning. He hit 90 mph three times in the second. But the Diamondbacks’ ace did not throw a fastball that exceeded 89 mph after that, and later he refused to..." March 14

  • Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin hoping to save his bullets

    Arizona Republic "Left-hander Andrew Chafin feels good, his shoulder strong, and for this he credits an offseason of what he describes as preventative work. The Diamondbacks reliever is hoping to stay in a preventative mode even when the season begins. For stretches last season, Chafin was the only left-hander..." March 12

  • Ex-Diamondbacks executive Jerry Dipoto regrets passing on Chris Sale

    Arizona Republic "Mistakes made in the draft room still keep Jerry Dipoto up at night – and that includes an ill-fated selection the Diamondbacks made in the 2010 draft that still reverberates within the organization. That decision: passing on left-hander Chris Sale. Sale was still on the board when the..." March 11

  • Zack Greinke’s velocity is down

    Hardball Talk "Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks played Team Mexico yesterday. During the game his fastball velocity topped out at 89.5 m.p.h. He was mostly sitting around 88. Greinke gave up two runs on six hits over 2.2 innings. After the game Greinke downplayed it saying, “it’s still early,” and the..." March 09

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • Top eight most annoying MLB players

    Sportsnaut "Most of the time when it comes to favoring a team, certain MLB players won’t deter you from standing a few extra minutes in line waiting for an autograph. Even if that player’s makeup isn’t exactly warm and uplifting. On the other hand, there are some players that have a tendency (or three) to..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

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