Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Phillies shut out Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Philadelphia welcomed Vincent Velasquez's return to the starting rotation with a season-high 16 hits while getting some quick payback against Arizona on Monday. Velasquez threw five scoreless innings while hitting 97 mph with his fastball, and center fielder Odubel Herrera and..." June 28

  • Murray: Goldschmidt changes agents to Excel Sports Management

    Today's Knuckleball "Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has left ISE Baseball, formerly called Relativity Baseball, and is now represented by Excel Sports Management, according to league sources. It is not believed that Goldschmidt’s agent at ISE Baseball, Joe Sambito, will follow him to..." June 28

  • Diamondbacks recall Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno

    AZ Snake Pit "RHP Zack Godley was optioned to Reno after last night's game. Bracho, 23, has appeared in 6 games in 3 stints with the D-backs, posting a 7.50 ERA (6 R-5 ER in 6.0 IP). In 25 games for Aces, 0-1, 15 saves, 3.12 ERA (9 ER in 26.0 IP). Godley, 26, is 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA (5 ER in 10.1 IP) and .200..." June 26

  • Rockies win on Reynolds' homer in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Mark Reynolds played in his 1,327th major league game Sunday, and for the first time in his career, Reynolds was mobbed by his jubilant teammates at home plate. His two-run, two-out homer in the ninth gave the Colorado Rockies a 9-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks and a split of..." June 26

  • Schilling says he would return to ESPN under new ownership

    Awful Announcing "Ever since Curt Schllling was fired by ESPN back in April, he’s been keeping busy making political posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, appearing on Boston’s WEEI Radio and talking on various conservative talk shows. He also did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) chat taking questions on..." June 26

  • Diamondbacks rally in ninth, stay hot on road

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Never mind the comforts of home. The road seems to bring out the best in the Arizona Diamondbacks. They scored twice in the ninth inning Friday night to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-9 after blowing a five-run lead and watching Colorado roar back and go ahead in the eighth...." June 25

  • Wolters contributes with bat to Rockies' 11-6 victory

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies consider any offense they get from backup catcher Tony Wolters to be a bonus. His priority is handling pitchers, an area where he has excelled in his rookie season. But in Colorado's 11-6 victory Saturday over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wolters came through in a..." June 25

  • Ahmed's single in ninth lifts Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The at-bat lasted 12 pitches and ended in a strikeout on a 100 mph fastball, but Nick Ahmed said watching Paul Goldschmidt do battle with Colorado Rockies closer Carlos Estevez paved the way for his game-winning single. The hit came with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday and..." June 24

  • Chip Hale shuffles Diamondbacks lineup to spread out strikeouts

    Arizona Republic "A day after a slew of strikeouts robbed the Diamondbacks of at least one key scoring opportunity, manager Chip Hale rearranged his lineup in hopes of breaking up his biggest swing-and-miss guys. That meant for an unusual sight: Yasmany Tomas was in the No. 2 spot, keeping him from being..." June 24

  • Ziegler's impressive save streak ends at 43

    The Score "Brad Ziegler's incredible 43-game save streak is over. The Arizona Diamondbacks closer's streak came to an end against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday when he was handed a blown save despite not allowing a single run. The right-hander came aboard for the struggling Daniel Hudson in in the..." June 24

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Bullpen, three homers help Jays beat D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen is sometimes subject to criticism this season, but it heard nothing but praise Wednesday afternoon. After the Blue Jays defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 to end a three-game losing streak, winning pitcher J.A. Happ congratulated the relievers,..." June 22

  • Diamondbacks run winning streak to five

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Marco Estrada accomplished something Tuesday no other pitcher has done, but all he had to show for it was a loss. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander held the Arizona Diamondbacks to two hits before a sore back put him out after six innings. Estrada (5-3) also allowed..." June 21

  • Diamondbacks score early to sweep Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- In winning the first three of a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Arizona Diamondbacks took until the middle innings to seize control. For Monday's series finale, they got everything they needed right up front. The Diamondbacks scored three runs..." June 20

  • Brito, Miller recalled among flurry of moves by D-backs

    MLB.com "The D-backs' roster underwent a makeover on Monday as the team made four moves, adding right-hander Shelby Miller and outfielder Socrates Brito while optioning infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury to Triple-A Reno and placing outfielder David Peralta on the 15-day disabled list. Miller started..." June 20

  • Bradley, Diamondbacks breeze past reeling Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Coming off a disappointing start where he let a home run get the best of him, Archie Bradley told himself he wanted to work pitch-by-pitch Sunday afternoon and not get rattled. Philadelphia's offense was the perfect foe for that approach. Bradley kept the Phillies'..." June 19

  • Greinke, Goldschmidt lead Diamondbacks past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The way the Philadelphia Phillies' offense has been the last month, they've been struggling to put runs together against any pitcher on the mound against them. The Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke, last year's Cy Young award runner-up, is not just any pitcher. And against a..." June 18

  • Diamondbacks demolish Phillies, 10-2

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Citizens Bank Park, the Philadelphia Phillies' home stadium, is a special place for Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Yasmany Tomas. It might someday be significant for his teammate, Peter O'Brien, as well. Tomas and O'Brien hit two home runs apiece as the Diamondbacks..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Pederson, Utley lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Dodgers did a lot of damage with their bats Tuesday, but the best news might have been the lack of damage sustained by right-hander Kenta Maeda. Maeda left the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks after suffering a lower right leg contusion when he was struck by..." June 15

  • Kershaw picks up 10th win in Dodgers' 3-2 victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Los Angeles left-hander Clayton Kershaw huffed and he puffed, and he blew another opponent's house down Wednesday. An animated Kershaw gave up five hits and two runs in 7 1/3 innings, and Scott Van Slyke provided all the support he needed with a three-run homer in the Dodgers' 3-2..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Report: D-Backs getting calls about Ziegler, Hudson

    The Score "Dave Stewart's phone is hot. The Arizona Diamondbacks general manager is getting calls on potential free-agent relievers Brad Ziegler and Daniel Hudson, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds the club will consider extensions for both of them before the trade deadline, but..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Ex-L.A. ace Greinke pitches D-backs past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke assured his manager that he was fine during a mound visit in the seventh inning. Then he proved it. Greinke retired Corey Seager and Justin Turner with the tying run on first base to maintain a one-run lead, and Greinke won his sixth consecutive..." June 14

  • Rare Bourn homer sparks Diamondbacks surge

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Michael Bourn's first home run in 197 games broke up Jose Fernandez's perfect game Saturday, and his Arizona teammates took it from there. Bourn's homer with two outs in the sixth inning triggered a spurt of five straight hits and a four-run inning, leading the Diamondbacks to a..." June 12

  • Shelby Miller could rejoin Diamondbacks soon after terrific minor-league outing

    Arizona Republic "Shelby Miller looked dominant against lower-level, minor-league hitters on Thursday night. But was one good start down on the farm good enough for the Diamondbacks to be convinced he’s ready to rejoin their starting rotation? A decision is likely coming sometime on Saturday as to whether the..." June 12

  • Ray controls Marlins in D-backs' win

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray made the best start of his young career Sunday, one deep breath at a time. Pitching coach Mike Butcher worked with Ray on tempo in his last side session, and a more controlled Ray controlled the Miami Marlins in the Diamondbacks' 6-0..." June 12

  • Bour's pinch-hit slam lifts Marlins over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- If Justin Bour has something on Tyler Clippard, he is not about to let it out. Bour hit his third homer off Clippard in four career plate appearances Friday, a grand slam that sparked a seven-run seventh inning in the Miami Marlins' 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at..." June 11

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Diamondbacks shut out Rays behind Greinke three-hitter

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke is hitting his stride, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have the stopper they bargained for in the offseason. The right-hander threw his first shutout since 2013 and did not permit a runner to reach second base in Arizona's 5-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday..." June 08

  • Rubby De La Rosa: No Tommy John, but out until August

    AZ Snake Pit "Over the first two months of the season, Rubby De La Rosa was close to the best starting pitcher the Diamondbacks had. He had an ERA+ of 104, and was striking out better than a batter per inning. He had his struggles early on, but was dramatically improved after a short stint in the bullpen,..." June 08

  • Dickerson powers Rays past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Corey Dickerson is back to being himself, which could spell trouble for opponents moving forward. Dickerson had three hits including two bases-empty homers while ending a June skid to help the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Chase..." June 08

  • Archer fans 12 as Rays dump D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash jokingly proposed a plan to keep premium closer Alex Colome from pitching on Tuesday. "Maybe we should fly him out so I can't use him," Cash said. Colome pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save in as many games Monday, Chris Archer..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Last Chance for a Team-Friendly Extension with Surging Jake Lamb

    Inside The Zona "You’re new here if you’re not familiar with Jake Lamb‘s penchant for an unusually high frequency of hard hit balls, the special sauce that completely changes an otherwise unremarkable minor and major league record. This season, Lamb ranks an incredible 4th in the majors per ESPN’s Well Hit Average..." June 06

  • Hammel hits, pitches Cubs past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Pitcher Jason Hammel of the Chicago Cubs doesn't want to be an easy out when he's at the plate. He wants to be the ninth hitter in a formidable lineup. Hammel showed his athletic ability when he hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to give the Cubs the lead for good in their..." June 04

  • Astros' Springer beats D-backs with 11th-inning HR

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- George Springer watched Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Tyler Clippard retire the first five batters he faced with relative ease, a fact that didn't prompt the Houston Astros right fielder to overthink his pending at-bat. Springer bested Clippard by drilling a walk-off home run with..." June 02

  • Springer's 4 RBIs lead Astros past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Houston right fielder George Springer has turned the leadoff role into leading man stuff. Springer had three hits, including a homer, and drove in four runs while finishing a triple short of the cycle in the Astros' 8-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday at Chase..." May 31

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

  • McHugh saves Astros bullpen in win over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Call him Collin McHuge. A day after Houston used seven relievers, right-hander Collin McHugh picked up the staff by throwing his first career complete game in an 8-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Monday. McHugh (5-4) gave up three runs on five hits...." May 30

  • Bradley, Goldschmidt lead D-backs past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- For Archie Bradley, the third time was more than the charm. It was the best professional outing of his two-year career. Arizona right-hander Bradley struck out a career-high nine while pitching into the eighth inning for the first time in his career and Paul Goldschmidt had two..." May 29

  • Padres end skid with 10-3 win over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Yangervis Solarte hated his time on the disabled list. Arizona hated the fact that he is back. Solarte homered from each side of the plate, and Matt Kemp and Derek Norris also homered to help San Diego left-hander Christian Friedrich to his first victory in almost four years in..." May 28

  • Would the Diamondbacks already hit CTRL-Z on their dramatic offseason?

    SB Nation "Before writing the postmortem for the 2016 Diamondbacks, note that the 2015 Rangers were nine games out in May, too. They were nine games out in July. There is still 75 percent of a baseball season left to play, and 75 percent of a whole lot of nonsense is still a whole lot of nonsense. The math..." May 28

  • Would the Diamondbacks already hit CTRL-Z on their dramatic offseason?

    SB Nation "Before writing the postmortem for the 2016 Diamondbacks, note that the 2015 Rangers were nine games out in May, too. They were nine games out in July. There is still 75 percent of a baseball season left to play, and 75 percent of a whole lot of nonsense is still a whole lot of nonsense. The math..." May 27

  • Diamondbacks placing Shelby Miller (finger) on DL

    SI "The Arizona Diamondbacks are placing righthander Shelby Miller on the disabled list, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The move is a response to discomfort Miller has been feeling in a finger on his right hand. " May 27

  • Freese powers Pirates to come-back win over D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- This blast didn't make David Freese a World Series hero, as he once was with St. Louis. Still, the towering homer he hit Wednesday to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks helped prove his worth in a far different role. "I just stayed back and..." May 26

  • Pirates Announcer Greg Brown Tells Off Tony La Russa, Who Barged Into His Booth Mid-Game

    Deadspin "Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa occupied the Pittsburgh Pirates’ TV broadcast booth during Tuesday’s game after play-by-play announcer Greg Brown said that La Russa had a history of retaliatory pitches during his managerial days. In today’s game, Brown defended his comments and..." May 26