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  • Paul Goldschmidt and J.D. Martinez: Powerful bromance blooms in desert for Diamondbacks

    USA Today "J.D. Martinez didn’t need Paul Goldschmidt to complete his stunning reclamation, and Goldschmidt didn’t need Martinez to become one of the game’s greatest players. Yet, here they are, two months after becoming teammates with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and they have no idea how great they'd be..." September 19

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

    Sporting News "If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. They’ll need it. Trying to sort out this year’s crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means you’re going to see..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Indians, Diamondbacks make MLB history

    Sportsnaut "With their wins on Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks bumped their winning streaks up to 14 and 13 games, respectively. Two teams carrying simultaneous winning streaks of that length isn’t just rare, it’s actually unprecedented. Elias Sports Bureau responded, adding even..." September 07

  • Yasmani Grandal: Dodgers do not fear Diamondbacks in playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have hit a major rough patch, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot to do with it. The Dodgers have dropped 10 of their last 11 games, including five straight to Arizona, who well and truly have their number right now. There is a very real chance that the two teams..." September 06

  • Yasmani Grandal: Dodgers do not fear Diamondbacks in playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have hit a major rough patch, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot to do with it. The Dodgers have dropped 10 of their last 11 games, including five straight to Arizona, who well and truly have their number right now. There is a very real chance that the two teams..." September 06

  • Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez interested in sticking around long term

    Arizona Republic "J.D. Martinez laughs at the idea that, only a few weeks after his 30th birthday, he’s one of the veterans on the Diamondbacks’ roster. But it’s also one of the things he likes most about his new team – and one of the reasons he says he’d love to be able to remain with the Diamondbacks beyond this..." September 06

  • Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt returns to Phoenix for MRI on elbow

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for the second consecutive day and is returning to Phoenix to undergo an MRI on his right elbow. Goldschmidt said he’s experienced discomfort in his elbow for the past week, and though both he and manager Torey Lovullo downplayed their..." September 05

  • The Fernando Rodney Experience is working for the Diamondbacks

    Sporting News "The ninth inning at Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks, has become known as the Fernando Rodney Experience, beginning with Lil Jon’s “Live the Night” blasting from the speakers and ending, more times than not, with an invisible arrow shot into the Phoenix night sky celebrating a save and a..." September 01

  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed breaks wrist just days before return

    Arizona Republic "Only days before he was expected back from the disabled list, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is hurt again. Ahmed suffered a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a pitch during his rehab game on Sunday night and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, General Manager Mike Hazen said...." August 29

  • Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis to DL with fractured hand

    Arizona Republic "Jeff Mathis has an avulsion fracture in his right hand after being struck by a foul tip in Monday night’s game, and the Diamondbacks catcher was placed on the 10-day disabled list. How much time he’ll miss remains to be seen. It’s possible Mathis is done for the year. It’s also possible it’s an..." August 23

  • Shelby Miller Hires Roc Nation Sports

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller has hired Roc Nation Sports and agent Kyle Thousand to represent him, Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal reports on Twitter. Miller, who’s still just 26 years of age, underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-May. So long as his recovery goes well, he ought to..." August 22

  • August acquisitions not likely for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The Dodgers and Brewers made acquisitions this past week, adding outfielder Curtis Granderson and second baseman Neil Walker, respectively. For those contending clubs, the waiver deals should bolster their lineups. The Diamondbacks, however, do not seem likely to make a similar acquisition,..." August 21

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Judge orders arbitration in Diamondbacks lawsuit over stadium

    Arizona Republic "A years-long dispute between Maricopa County and the Arizona Diamondbacks over repairs and improvements to Chase Field could be over before the end of the year, according to a court ruling Thursday. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the local government and the team to negotiate..." August 18

  • Rubby De La Rosa to undergo a second Tommy John Surgery

    Hardball Talk "This is unfortunate: Diamondbacks reliever Rubby De La Rosa will undergo Tommy John surgery. This will be the second Tommy John procedure of his career, the first coming back in 2011. De La Rosa has had elbow issues for his entire career. Last year his UCL was barking again and he underwent..." August 17

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Yankees, D-Backs among teams on Bruce's no-trade list

    The Score "Now that Jay Bruce has reportedly cleared revocable waivers, the New York Mets can work on trading their outfielder, but negotiations may be limited to 21 teams as the slugger has an eight-team no-trade list that includes the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." August 06

  • Diamondbacks send Robbie Ray back to Arizona after line drive to head

    Sporting News "Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray is back in Phoenix to be examined by a neurologist after he was hit in the head by a line drive Friday. Ray was placed on the seven-day concussion list immediately, but was still going to travel with the Diamondbacks as they continued their road trip to face the..." August 03

  • D-Backs Attorney: MLB Officials 'Alarmed' at Chase Field Conditions

    SI "An attorney for the Arizona Diamondbacks says that Major League Baseball is so alarmed at the conditions of Chase Field that the league may require the team to leave the city unless stadium repairs are done. A league spokesman declined comment on those claims,. "Major League Baseball ......" August 02

  • Chris Owings suffers fractured middle finger

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings suffered a fractured middle finger when he was hit by a pitch during Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. In the top of the second inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, Owings attempted to bunt the first pitch..." July 31

  • Chris Owings (finger) placed on 60-day DL

    Fantasy Pros "Chris Owings has been placed on the 60-day DL with a fractured right middle finger. The newly acquired Adam Rosales will take his place on the Diamondbacks' roster. " July 31

  • Diamondbacks To Acquire David Hernandez from Angels

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand tweets that right-hander Luis Madero is going to the Angels in the deal. The D-backs and Angels have agreed to a trade that will send righty David Hernandez from Anaheim to Arizona, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports. Hernandez has quietly turned in an excellent 2.23 ERA..." July 31

  • The Athletics trade Adam Rosales to the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "A minor trade was just announced. It’ll have to tide us over until there are more major trades. The deal: the Athletics have sent utilityman Adam Rosales to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league RHP Jeferson Mejia. Rosales, 34, has played second, third, short and multiple outfield positions..." July 31

  • Robbie Ray after line drive: 'Thankful it didn't end up worse'

    ESPN "Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray says he is grateful to be on his feet following a scary moment Friday when he was struck in the head by a line drive. "I could not be standing here right now," Ray said, according to The Arizona Republic. "I could be in a hospital. I'm very thankful for..." July 31

  • Robbie Ray thanks fans, says he's 'feeling much better already'

    ESPN "The Arizona Diamondbacks placed left-hander Robbie Ray on the 7-day concussion disabled list Saturday, a day after he was hit in the head by a line drive against the St. Louis Cardinals. Arizona also tweeted a statement from Ray, who thanked fans for their support over the last 24 hours. Ray..." July 29

  • Diamondbacks Pitcher Robbie Ray Takes 108-MPH Line Drive To The Head

    Deadspin "Cardinals first baseman Luke Voit sent a fastball from Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray directly back where it came from in the second inning of tonight’s game. Voit’s line drive (measured at 108 miles per hour) zipped straight at Ray’s dome, sending him sprawling to the dirt. " July 28

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Red Sox, D-Backs interested in Twins' Kintzler

    Scout "The Minnesota Twins have found themselves on the verge of selling in recent days, as a recent slump, as well as hot streaks from AL Central rivals, the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, has inflicted serious damage to their chances at a post-season berth. One of the players who..." July 28

  • The Twins and Diamondbacks make a minor trade

    Hardball Talk "The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they’ve acquired minor league catcher John Ryan Murphy from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league pitcher Gabriel Moya. Murphy has played in 141 major league games across four seasons, three with the Yankees, one with Minnesota." July 27

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Diamondbacks promote Anthony Banda

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks’ left-hander Anthony Banda is set to make his big league debut on Saturday, per a team announcement. The Diamondbacks recalled the southpaw from Triple-A Reno prior to the game after Taijuan Walker was placed on paternity leave. It’s been a rough season for the club’s top prospect,..." July 22

  • Tigers OF J.D. Martinez traded to Diamondbacks for prospects

    ESPN "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for three prospects. The Tigers will receive infield prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King from Arizona. Lugo was the fourth-ranked prospect in the Diamondbacks' system, according to..." July 19

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Diamondbacks Reportedly Interested in J.D. Martinez Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly interested in Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez ahead of the MLB trade deadline. Jon Morosi of the MLB Network first reported the D-backs' pursuit of Martinez but noted discussions between the sides are "not serious yet."" July 15

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Collapse against Dodgers shows D-Backs have a closer problem that needs fixing

    CBS Sports "The Diamondbacks lost to the Dodgers by a score of 5-4 (box score) on Thursday night in L.A. The Dodgers are playing .667 ball, so in that sense there's nothing unusual about losing to them. What is notable, however, is how the Diamondbacks fell. Entering the bottom of the ninth, the Snakes..." July 08

  • Diamondbacks activate A.J. Pollock from 10-day DL

    Sporting News "The Diamondbacks received a boost Tuesday for their upcoming series against the Dodgers, when outfielder A.J. Pollock was activated from the disabled list. Pollock, who missed most of last season with a severe shoulder injury, had been out since May 14 with groin and quad injuries. Before..." July 04

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Autograph collector Pat Neshek to pursue Zack Greinke at All-Star Game

    ESPN "Pat Neshek, the Philadelphia Phillies' representative for the 2017 All-Star Game, is a noted autograph hound who has already set his sights on his target for the Midsummer Classic. "Zack Greinke," Neshek told reporters after being named to the National League All-Star team Sunday. "He's tough...." July 03

  • Arizona Diamondbacks sign first-round pick Pavin Smith

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks signed first-round pick Pavin Smith on Wednesday, and the slugging first baseman out of Virginia is expected to report to the club’s short-season Hillsboro affiliate. Smith received a bonus of $5,016,300, which is the full slot value for where he was selected at No. 7..." June 21

  • AJ Pollock exits rehab game with right quad tightness

    Fanrag Sports "Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock exited the second game of a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Reno due to right quad tightness and is considered day-t0-day, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Pollock was placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 15 with a right groin..." June 20

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