Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Dave Stewart says Diamondbacks’ early success is proof he was good as GM

    Hardball Talk "After the completion of the 2016 regular season, the Diamondbacks fired then-GM Dave Stewart and then-manager Chip Hale. Stewart acted as GM for two seasons. His most controversial move occurred in December 2015 when he acquired pitcher Shelby Miller and minor league pitcher Gabe Speier in..." April 25

  • Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller has forearm tightness, will get MRI

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks clubhouse was quiet Sunday afternoon, in stark contrast to the night before when Arizona was celebrating another offensive explosion and another victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. It wasn’t the 6-2 loss that turned the mood somber, though. It was the sudden uncertainty about..." April 24

  • Diamondbacks place Miller on DL with elbow inflammation

    Sporting News "The Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Shelby Miller on the 10-day disabled list Monday with right elbow inflammation, the team announced. Miller was forced from Sunday's start with what had originally been described as forearm tightness. The new diagnosis seems like an encouraging sign he..." April 24

  • Are the Rockies and Diamondbacks about to take over the NL West?

    Fox Sports "The similarities are striking. The Rockies and Diamondbacks not only are perennial NL West doormats, but they’re also teams with new managers and position players in their primes. Both are off to excellent starts, the Rockies at 13-6, the DBacks at 12-8. And both are in position to further..." April 24

  • 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