Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Diamondbacks' Addison Reed healthy, ready to resume role as closer

    Arizona Republic "Trevor Hoffman had a unique approach to spring training during his 16 seasons with the San Diego Padres. "He didn't do anything," said Phil Nevin, Hoffman's teammate from 1999 to 2005. "He didn't even have a pair of gray (uniform) pants in his locker." Hoffman wound up his brilliant..." March 26

  • D-backs weighing minors vs. majors for Yasmany Tomas

    Fox Sports Arizona "New country. New language. New culture. New position. Only the most optimistic would have anticipated a seamless transition for Yasmany Tomas. The Diamondbacks have been clear. They held out the possibility that Tomas might open the season in the minor leagues when he signed his six-year, $68.5..." March 24

  • Tensions rise during Arizona-L.A.

    ESPN Los Angeles "Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale, bench coach Glenn Sherlock and two Arizona pitchers were ejected from a game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday that featured four hit batsmen. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks had a nasty bench-clearing brawl in 2013, but that was under a different..." March 24

  • Hale: Too soon to say Ahmed is D-backs' shortstop

    MLB.com "Respected national columnist Peter Gammons wrote recently that D-backs manager Chip Hale "has made it clear" that Nick Ahmed is the starting shortstop. Hale, though, stopped short of confirming that when quizzed by reporters Monday morning. "To name him the starter is hard to do, because we..." March 23

  • Stewart: D-Backs can't afford to trade for Dioner Navarro

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Monday trading for Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is not a possibility because the team can't afford to add Navarro's salary to the payroll, per MLB.com. " March 23

  • D-Backs GM Stewart denies Trumbo will be dealt

    CBSSports.com "A few executives around the league have suggested slugging outfielder Mark Trumbo could become available soon because of the Diamondbacks' outfield glut, especially if it is determined Cuban import Yasmany Tomas is better off playing mostly in the outfield. However, Arizona GM Dave Stewart says..." March 23

  • Are D’backs in denial about $68.5M phenom or are harsh scouts wrong?

    New York Post "One of the rites of spring training is the scout chorus. Pretty much for any game, you will get 15 to 20 scouts and executives gathered behind home plate, and if you listen to the chatter, you will get views shared by something close to 100 percent of those gathered that, at best, is common..." March 23

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks manager Chip Hale made it sound like Rubby De La Rosa is in good shape to win a rotation spot.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks mgr Chip Hale says if Randall Delgado is not in rotation (which appears unlikely) he's a lock to be part of roster in bullpen.

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    White Sox have traded catcher Michael Blanke to the Diamondbacks for cash.

  • Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Archie Bradley is not ready for major-league rotation

    Arizona Republic "Archie Bradley has faced a bit of a paradox this spring training. The top pitching prospect for the Arizona Diamondbacks was under serious consideration for a rotation spot before last season despite some shaky outings. This spring he's posted better results and has said he feels more confident..." March 21

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    JJ Cooper @jjcoop36

    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said if Yasmany Tomas makes the big lg team he might split time between OF and 3B.

  • Closer Addison Reed close to game action, shooting for Opening Day

    Fox Sports Arizona "Closer Addison Reed is getting closer. Reed threw a bullpen session on Tuesday morning, is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Friday and is to make his first appearance in a spring game next Tuesday on the minor-league side. Reed, who suffered right shoulder soreness during pre-camp..." March 17

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #DBacks GM Dave Stewart: “We’re not going to trade for a catcher. Some people think we are. We’re not.”

  • Diamondbacks' bullpen getting healthy but questions abound

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' top relievers have questions to answer, but the club is encouraged by the depth behind them. It took until the middle of March, but with injured relievers slowly working their way back, the Diamondbacks' bullpen finally is beginning to take shape. That doesn't mean, however,..." March 15

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks reliever Brad Ziegler threw to hitters today. He worked on covering 1st base. Was last thing he needed B4 being game ready.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • D’Backs Rule 5 Pick Oscar Hernandez Has Broken Hamate Bone

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks Rule 5 pick Oscar Hernandez has suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets. Hernandez had seemed on track to open the year as the club’s backup catcher behind presumptive starter Tuffy Gosewisch. As a Rule 5 pick, Hernandez can still..." March 11

  • Tigers, D-Backs have interest in Blue Jays' Navarro: Agent

    Toronto Sun "There is a market for Dioner Navarro. The Arizona Diamondbacks for one team. And the Detroit Tigers for two. “My agent (Melvin Roman) told me both Arizona and Detroit have interest,” Navarro said Monday morning in the visiting clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium before the Jays lost to..." March 10

  • Josh Collmenter named Opening Day starter for Diamondbacks

    AZ Snake Pit "It's not much of a surprise, but Josh Collmenter will start for Arizona on Opening Day, April 6, against the Giants at Chase. I would imagine he's likely the only 2015 Opening Day starter, who was working long-relief out of the bullpen on Opening Day 2014. Probably not many 15th-round picks..." March 09

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks SS/2B Chris Owings is scheduled to take his first live batting practice Friday. Soft target for first spring game is March 13ish

  • Diamondbacks again counting on punch from Trumbo

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are hoping that Yasmany Tomas can step in and be a force in the lineup. And that A.J. Pollock can put together a full, productive season. And that Aaron Hill can deliver a bounce-back year. But manager Chip Hale noted that when the subject turns to his lineup and the all of the..." March 05

  • Yankees fire employee over alleged tweets about Curt Schilling’s daughter

    Sportress of Blogitude "A part-time ticket seller employed by the New York Yankees has been fired by the team after he was outed as one of the alleged individuals who sent Curt Schilling inappropriate tweets about his teenage daughter, according to a NJ.com report. Schilling had posted a message on Twitter last week..." March 03

  • D-backs' Inciarte, Peralta hope to seize opportunity once again

    Fox Sports Arizona "Ender Inciarte and David Peralta are Venezuelans, outfielders and opportunists. And they're at the heart of a Diamondbacks domino effect this spring. Both players finished Arizona's disappointing 2014 as feel-good stories. That's only a ticket to another opportunity under a new staff and a..." March 01

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks closer Addison Reed says shoulder sorness completely gone. Will be 2 -2 1/2 weeks before he throws off mound. Still on track for OD

  • Yasmany Tomas already receiving outfield reps for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The Yasmany Tomas experiment at third base continued on Saturday, but the Diamondbacks have already begun to make plans to get their new Cuban slugger some time in the outfield. Manager Chip Hale said Tomas would play some games in the outfield once the Cactus League season gets underway this..." March 01

  • Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb 'oozing' with talent

    Arizona Republic "Jake Lamb was a forgotten man this winter. His prospect stock had risen sharply last year, culminating with a trip to the big leagues, but it dipped during the off-season when the Diamondbacks began considering alternatives at third base. It didn't take long for Lamb to put himself back on the..." February 28

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #DBacks sign LHPs Trevor Reckling & Erick Threets—in addition to RHP Jeremy Accardo & 3B Cody Ransom—to minor league deals.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Anderson might have edge for rotation spot

    Arizona Republic "Right-handers Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson are regarded as the only true shoo-ins for the Diamondbacks rotation, but General Manager Dave Stewart suggested this week another pitcher might deserve to be at least tentatively included. "Chase Anderson won nine games for us last year; you..." February 27

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks have signed INF Cody Ransom and RHP Jeremy Accardo to minor league deals.

  • Diamondbacks minor leaguer suspended

    Hardball Talk "From the blotter: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League outfielder Matt Railey has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and..." February 23

  • Cuban prospect Lopez: Joining D-backs dream come true

    MLB.com "Growing up in Cuba, Yoan Lopez was a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team became a big fan of Lopez this past winter after watching him pitch, and it gave Lopez a signing bonus of a little more than $8 million to join the organization. Lopez threw a bullpen session Friday during the..." February 21

  • Diamondbacks' new TV deal believed to be worth more than $1 billion

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks became the latest team to cash in on baseball's exploding local television market, agreeing to remain with Fox Sports Arizona under a contract that's believed to be worth in excess of $1 billion. Sources would not provide details of the agreement, such as specific financial..." February 19

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    Chip says Chris Owings (left shoulder) will be a little behind in Spring Training but should be ready by Opening Day. #DbacksSpring

  • Diamondbacks' Tuffy Gosewisch motivated by doubters

    Arizona Republic "When Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart proclaimed last month he was no longer looking to add a catcher to his roster, his comments were met with skepticism by others around the game. And that skepticism was welcomed by Tuffy Gosewisch. "I love it," said Gosewisch, who enters spring..." February 18

  • Diamondbacks not opposed to signing another Cuban player

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Diamondbacks clearly do not believe they reached their limit on Cuban import, as their expansive presence on the Caribbean winter scene demonstrates. DeJon Watson, the D-backs' vice president of baseball operations, and several of their pro scouts spent time viewing and reviewing the most..." February 17

  • Chad Gaudin worked out for the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that free agent reliever Chad Gaudin threw a bullpen session in front of Diamondbacks decision-makers this past week at the club’s Salt River Fields complex." February 15

  • Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with closer Addison Reed

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Addison Reed and the Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $4.875 million deal. He requested $5.6 million and the team countered at $4.7 million. Reed was acquired by Arizona’s previous front office regime, which overvalued his save totals in Chicago. " February 14

  • Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill looking for bounce-back year

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill has done this before. He's come off down seasons in the major leagues and managed to return to higher levels of production. But if you're looking for the primary reason Hill believes he still has productive years left in him as a big-league second baseman, it's less about that..." February 11

  • The Diamondbacks graduated some prospects this morning. Literally.

    Arizona Republic "Five young men will don caps and gowns atop Diamondbacks uniforms on Friday morning in the Dominican Republic, where club officials will present them with high school diplomas. They represent the first graduating class in a program that's believed to be the first of its kind. For years, every..." February 06

  • D-backs righty Ziegler has Opening Day roster in sights

    MLB.com "Lost amid the rash of Tommy John surgeries that plagued the D-backs' pitching staff last year was the left knee injury that cost veteran reliever Brad Ziegler the final four weeks of the season. After pitching through the pain for more than two months, Ziegler underwent microfracture surgery in..." February 05

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    GM Dave Stewart says Dbacks still not in on James Shields.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    While #Dbacks now say they're out of James Shields sweepstakes, you wonder if Shields will fall to the #Stlcards, who have shown interest.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Free agent catcher Gerald Laird is signing a minor league deal with the #dbacks, source says.

  • 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