Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Diamondbacks activate Taijuan Walker from 10-day disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially activated right-handed starting pitcher Taijuan Walker from their 10-day disabled list, the club announced on Wednesday afternoon. In a corresponding roster move, the D-backs have also elected to option another right-hander in Silvino Bracho down to..." June 14

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez helps rescue woman from car involved in fiery crash; friend captures video

    USA Today "Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez helped pull a woman out from her smashed vehicle Friday afternoon after the car she was driving in was struck head on, according a friend who recorded some of the fiery chaos. Artie Cuffari, 47, said he and a second friend were riding in a car with..." June 03

  • Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker progressing well but will miss another start

    Arizona Republic "Right-hander Taijuan Walker will test the blister on his right index finger on Saturday when he’s scheduled to throw a bullpen session, his first step what he hopes will be a return late next week from the disabled list. Walker went on the 10-day DL on Sunday after he continued to be bothered..." May 26

  • Braves acquire RHP Enrique Burgos from Diamondbacks for cash considerations

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Enrique Burgos from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations, according to the Braves’ official Twitter account. Burgos had not pitched with the Diamondbacks’ major-league team this season, but made 11 relief..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Diamondbacks hand Mets sixth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have a double steal in their playbook. But in the third inning, that more luck than strategy. Yasmany Tomas hit his eighth homer and Zack Greinke won his fourth straight, but Paul Goldschmidt's steal of home on a broken play capped a four-run third inning..." May 17

  • Diamondbacks hand Mets fifth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Down an integral part of their lineup, the Arizona Diamondbacks didn't miss a beat Monday night. It just took until the eighth inning for their offense to fire up, the way it has so often at home this season. Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run home run, and the Diamondbacks broke open..." May 16

  • Ron Gardenhire rejoins Diamondbacks after surgery for prostate cancer

    Fanrag Sports "Ron Gardenhire returned to his role as Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Monday after being diagnosed and having surgery to treat prostate cancer. The Diamondbacks were hosting the New York Mets. Gardenhire was diagnosed with prostate cancer just before the start of spring training this past..." May 16

  • D-Backs Unlikely To Sign Doug Fister

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks are probably out of the mix for free-agent righty Doug Fister, GM Mike Hazen tells FanRag’s Jack Magruder (Twitter link). Last week, reports had indicated that Fister was likely to sign in the near future, with Arizona being mentioned as one prominent possibility. Fister made..." May 16

  • D-backs place A.J. Pollock on 10-day disabled list with groin injury, select OF Reymond Fuentes

    Arizona Sports "The Diamondbacks placed center fielder A.J. Pollock on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin injury and selected the contract of Triple-A Reno center fielder Reymond Fuentes, the team confirmed Monday. To make room for Fuentes on the 40-man roster, the D-backs designated reliever Enrique..." May 15

  • Pirates end six-game skid with 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Pittsburgh right-hander Trevor Williams turned his second home into a destination spot on Sunday. Williams, who pitched at nearby Arizona State, gave up one run in a career-high five innings to help the Pirates break a six-game losing streak in a 4-3 victory over the Arizona..." May 14

  • D-Backs' Iannetta suffered fractured nose, teeth on HBP

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta received several stitches in his upper lip and suffered a nose fracture and a couple of fractured teeth after getting hit in the face during Friday's game against the Pirates at Chase Field. Iannetta is still being evaluated but was at the ballpark Saturday..." May 14

  • D-backs' drubbing of Pirates overshadowed by Iannetta injury

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The celebration of an 11-4 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Pirates was subdued in the Arizona Diamondbacks' clubhouse Friday night. Catcher Chris Iannetta left the game in the bottom of the seventh inning after getting hit above his mouth with a pitch from Pirates reliever Tony..." May 13

  • Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta exits game after taking pitch to the face

    Fox Sports "Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta left Friday night’s 11-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates when he was struck in the face by a pitch in the seventh inning. Iannetta appeared to lean into a 93-mph fastball by Pirates reliever Johnny Barbato, and apparently got hit in the..." May 13

  • D-backs' Greinke dominates reeling Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke admitted to being a bit "amped up" in the first three innings of the Thursday night game, going as far as to apologize to the plate umpire for snapping at him. Whatever the case, it didn't affect him much, as Greinke was nearly unhittable. The Diamondbacks ace came..." May 12

  • Godley shines as D-backs dump Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Recalled to make a spot start Wednesday, Arizona right-hander Zack Godley may have pitched himself into a spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation. Godley gave up one run and four hits in seven innings and the Diamondbacks used home runs from Nick Ahmed, Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Verlander powers Tigers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander felt a little too fresh while pitching on six days' rest Tuesday, but that did not keep him from another victory ... or more 99 mph heat. Verlander gave up three runs in six-plus innings while striking out seven in his second straight victory,..." May 10

  • Anderson breaks out as Rockies rout D-Backs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After six starts that were so-so or worse, Tyler Anderson finally found his 2016 rookie pitching form Saturday night for the Colorado Rockies. Anderson pitched six innings, the first time he did that in seven starts this season, as the Rockies pounded the Diamondbacks 9-1. He..." May 07

  • Chatwood stifles D-backs as Rockies take rubber game

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After becoming too reliant on his fastball and cutter, Tyler Chatwood used his four-pitch repertoire Sunday with great results. The Colorado right-hander pitched brilliantly and home runs from Mark Reynolds, Pat Valaika and Charlie Blackmon enabled the Rockies to beat the Arizona..." May 07

  • Goldschmidt homers twice, Diamondbacks sink Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke loathes pitching at Coors Field but again did well there Friday night. He stymied the Colorado Rockies for seven innings and benefited from two early homers from Paul Goldschmidt, who drove in five runs as Arizona won 6-3. Greinke (3-2)..." May 06

  • Scherzer pitches, hits Nationals past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Max Scherzer has been dominant in three seasons with the Washington Nationals, winning the National League Cy Young Award last year and throwing two no-hitters in 2015. But his Achilles heel has been the longball, as he gave up a combined 58 homers in his first two seasons in..." May 04

  • Homers, bullpen power D-Backs past Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The four relievers who pitched Tuesday night for the Arizona Diamondbacks had eventful outings. T.J. McFarland got the last out in the fifth after starter Taijuan Walker was one out away from qualifying for the win. J.J. Hoover and Jorge De La Rosa got the last out in the..." May 03

  • Zimmerman's double helps Nats edge D-Backs

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- First baseman Ryan Zimmerman squeezed the ball as Chris Owings grounded out to end the game with the tying run on base in the top of the ninth. A few seconds later, reliever Jacob Turner motioned for the baseball and veteran Zimmerman quickly obliged. Turner earned the..." May 03

  • Reynolds helps Rockies rally past D-Backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado has demonstrated a knack for winning close games, and the Rockies did it in twos Saturday. Mark Reynolds tied the game with a two-run, two-out single in the ninth inning off Fernando Rodney, and two wild pitches later the Rockies scored the winning run in a 7-6 victory..." April 30

  • D-backs beat Rockies on Descalso's homer in 13th

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Over and over, two of the major league's best offensive teams flailed away at each other's pitches only to come up empty Sunday afternoon. Finally, after 30 combined strikeouts and zero runs on the scoreboard, somebody got the barrel of the bat squarely on the baseball in the 13th..." April 30

  • Rockies, Freeland shut down Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Kyle Freeland appears to be a rising star for the Colorado Rockies. The right-handed starter shut down the Arizona Diamondbacks' potent attack Friday night as the Rockies edged the Diamondbacks 3-1. In stopping the Rockies' three-game losing streak, Freeland (3-1) lowered..." April 29

  • D-Backs' Miller opts for Tommy John surgery

    Sporting News "Shelby Miller's tenure with the Diamondbacks has been a volatile one to say the least, and it just got a little worse. The 26-year-old who was traded to the D-Backs last season for former Top-5 prospect Dansby Swanson confirmed he will undergo Tommy John surgery, ending his 2017 season. It..." April 29

  • Owings hits two HRs as D-backs dump Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks endured their worst 24 hours of the season. Then they earned an impressive win. A night after they misplaced a two-run lead in the ninth inning and subsequently got the news that pitcher Shelby Miller could be lost for the season, they cruised to a..." April 28

  • Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller has torn UCL and is facing Tommy John surgery

    CBS Sports "At 14-9, the Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a far better than expected start to the season. Alas, the D-Backs received some bad news on Thursday. Right-handed starter Shelby Miller, who left his most recent start with what was described as a strained forearm, has officially been diagnosed with..." April 28

  • Schimpf blast highlights 5-run ninth, lifts Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Ryan Schimpf has had his greatest success at Chase Field and against the Diamondbacks, in that order. Schimpf hit a go-ahead three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and Yangervis Solarte capped the five-run inning with a two-run double in the San Diego Padres' 8-5..." April 27

  • Shelby Miller to see Dr. James Andrews about elbow injury; may need Tommy John surgery

    Arizona Sports "There’s no news, at least nothing definitive regarding the status of injured Arizona Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller, who was placed on the disabled list Monday with right elbow inflammation. He and the D-backs continue to gather information. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews..." April 27

  • Goldschmidt, D-backs overpower Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona manager Torey Lovullo preaches the idea of getting ahead early, playing downhill. The Diamondbacks have created their own avalanche for almost a week now. Paul Goldschmidt homered in the first inning -- the franchise-record fifth game in a row Arizona has homered in the..." April 26

  • Owings' slam helps Diamondbacks edge Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Chris Owings has been productive while hitting all over the lineup this season, and that did not stop when he made his third career start in the No. 3 spot Monday. It was hard to tell Paul Goldschmidt had the day off. Owings' first career grand slam gave Arizona a 6-0 lead..." April 25

  • Shelby Miller to get second opinion on elbow injury

    Yardbarker "Shelby Miller is heading to Los Angeles to receive a second medical opinion about his elbow. Miller was placed on the 10-day DL Monday by the Arizona Diamondbacks after leaving his Sunday start against the Dodgers with forearm tightness. Miller underwent an MRI Monday which showed some..." April 25

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