Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Why would Diamondbacks want to trade ace Zack Greinke?

    Fanrag Sports "Why in the world would you want to trade Zack Greinke? It’s not like it hasn’t happened before — there was even that brief, glorious half-season when Greinke was with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that everyone has consigned to the memory-hole — but the last two teams that traded the..." December 14

  • Twins to sign veteran reliever Fernando Rodney

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins have agreed to a with veteran reliever Fernando Rodney, pending Rodney passing a physical exam. The 2018 contract has a $4.25 million base with $1.75 million in possible incentives, sources confirmed. There is also a team $4.25 option for 2019; if the Twins don't pick it up, there's a..." December 14

  • Yankees and Phillies inquired about Zack Greinke

    Fanrag Sports "In addition to the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies inquired about right-handedArizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke, a league source tells FanRag Sports. After signing two relievers – Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek – Philadelphia appears to be looking for an..." December 14

  • Yankees engage Diamondbacks on ideal infield fit

    New York Post "The Yankees have spoken to the Diamondbacks about Patrick Corbin. But not just Patrick Corbin. They also have had talks involving Brandon Drury, who could help fill what are now vacancies at second and third after the trades of Starlin Castro and Chase Headley, The Post has learned. The..." December 13

  • Looking at possible D-Backs trade candidates this offseason

    Arizona Central "Without much room to maneuver due to a tight budget, General Manager Mike Hazen said Monday the Diamondbacks might have to be “creative” to fill their roster needs for 2018. He also suggested the team has more in mind than just winning next year. “We may have to consider some things that you..." December 12

  • Rangers, Diamondbacks have discussed Greinke

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have reportedly reached out to the Arizona Diamondbacks to discuss a possible trade for starting pitcher Zack Greinke. On Tuesday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reported the sides are talking during the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Florida, but noted no deal is..." December 12

  • JD Martinez to meet with Red Sox and others

    Fanrag Sports "Prized free agent slugger J.D. Martinez is coming to the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and will meet with representatives from the Boston Red Sox — among other teams — while he’s here. Martinez, coming off a career year that began in Detroit with the Tigers and ended in Arizona with the..." December 12

  • Yankees targeting Michael Fulmer, Patrick Corbin

    Sporting News "The Yankees already made a huge splash Monday by acquiring reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, but the Bronx Bombers may not be done. According to USA Today, the Yankees have begun early talks to acquire Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer or Diamondbacks hurler Patrick..." December 12

  • D-backs expressing interest in Seung-Hwan Oh

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of many teams to express interest in free agent reliever Seung-Hwan Oh, league sources tell FanRag Sports. There is an industry expectation that a significant run on relievers is expected to occur at the Winter Meetings, and it’s possible that Oh is part of that..." December 12

  • Diamondbacks claim Henry Owens off waivers

    Hardball Talk "Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed Henry Owens off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Owens, 25, posted a 5.19 ERA with 71 strikeouts and 44 walks in 85 innings between 2015 and 2016. Based on that he spent all of last season in the minors,..." December 08

  • Diamondbacks sign TJ McFarland to 1-year deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Wednesday that they have signed left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland to a one-year deal. The southpaw was on a minors deal with Arizona last season, but he made the jump to the majors a few weeks into the regular season. The 28-year-old wound up making a..." December 06

  • D-backs have options in outfield if J.D. Martinez signs elsewhere

    Arizona Sports "Sure, the Arizona Diamondbacks would love to re-sign J.D. Martinez. But with the free agent outfielder reportedly seeking a contract in the $200 million range, general manager Mike Hazen might have to get creative to replace Martinez’s production. If the D-backs are unable to bring back..." December 05

  • Top offseason trade candidates not named Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "Barring any surprises -- I think we'd all welcome some surprise hot stove activity -- the two biggest stories of the 2017-18 MLB offseason will be the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes and the Giancarlo Stanton trade market. Ohtani is expected to be posted in the coming days and the 21-day negotiating..." November 28

  • Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley likely to remain in bullpen in 2018

    Arizona Central "The Diamondbacks are moving forward with their offseason plans under the assumption that right-hander Archie Bradley will remain in the bullpen. What they haven’t yet determined is what role he’ll fill, a variable that gives them some flexibility as they pursue bullpen help. “We’re going to..." November 24

  • MLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015

    Forbes.com "Major League Baseball continues to hit home runs on the business side. According to sources at the league, 2017 marks the 15th consecutive year MLB has seen record gross revenues, surpassing the $10 billion mark for the first time. By comparison, the league saw revenues approaching $9.5 billion at..." November 22

  • MLB wants 20-second pitch clock as pace-of-play initiative in 2018

    ESPN "The serious negotiations over Major League Baseball's pace-of-play initiatives haven't really started yet and probably won't for weeks to come. Once MLB and the Players Association dig into their talks, there will be haggling over the particulars of some ideas, like restrictions on the number of..." November 21

  • Blue Jays could emerge as dark horse for JD Martinez

    Fanrag Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays could emerge as a dark horse candidate for star free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez. To this point, Martinez has been mostly connected to the Red Sox, the incumbent Diamondbacks, and at least a couple teams that are looking at superstar trade option Giancarlo Stanton first..." November 20

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • J.D. Martinez Rumors: Free Agent Seeking 7-Year, $210 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "Outfielder J.D. Martinez reportedly has his eye on a serious chunk of change in free agency. On Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Martinez is asking for a seven-year, $210 million contract at the general manager meetings. Martinez played for the Detroit Tigers and Arizona..." November 15

  • Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo named 2017 NL Manager of the Year

    Los Angeles Times "Torey Lovullo, who led the Arizona Diamondbacks from a 93-loss season to the National League playoffs, was selected Tuesday as NL manager of the year. Lovullo succeeded the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts as winner of the NL award. Lovullo and Roberts each played at UCLA. Roberts and Bud Black of the..." November 14

  • D-Backs may pursue Martinez as part of 'aggressive' offseason

    MLB.com "When it comes to the Hot Stove in Arizona, the biggest question on minds of D-backs fans is whether the club can retain free-agent outfielder J.D. Martinez. Martinez was acquired by the D-backs in July from the Tigers in exchange for three Minor Leaguers, and he mashed 29 homers and had a 1.107..." November 11

  • MLB sees increase in sponsor spending while NFL is trending negative

    Awful Announcing "Coming off a successful postseason, Major League Baseball got some more good news. According to a new report, MLB saw a record in corporate sponsorship spending of $892 million, a jump of almost 8%. It comes after the 2016 World Series, which was the most-watched Fall Classic in 12 years, while..." November 08

  • Diamondbacks re-sign Rubby De La Rosa to minors deal

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks agreed to terms with right-hander Rubby De La Rosa on a two-year minor league contract, a deal that will allow De La Rosa to spend next year rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery while setting himself up to return to the big leagues in 2019. “I think we’re both excited,”..." November 08

  • Diamondbacks Exercise Club Option Over Daniel Descalso

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have picked up their club option over utilityman Daniel Descalso, per a club announcement. He’ll earn $2MM for the 2018 season. Arizona could have parted ways with the veteran while paying a $150K buyout. But the 31-year-old established himself as a steady member of the NL Wild..." November 03

  • Diamondbacks Outright Kristopher Negron

    MLB Trade Rumors "The D-backs announced on Tuesday that infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negron has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Reno. Negron, who will turn 32 in February, will have the option of rejecting that assignment in favor of free agency. The move drops Arizona’s 40-man roster count to..." November 01

  • From Jose Canseco to J.J. Watt, everyone thinks MLB balls are juiced

    Chicago Sun-Times "As balls sailed out of Major League ballparks in record fashion this past season, the whispers from disbelievers were drowned out by the roars of the longball-clamoring crowd. But after Sunday’s World Series slugfest that saw a combined seven home runs with the Houston Astros finally prevailing..." October 31

  • Diamondbacks Promote Jerry Narron To Bench Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have announced their coaching staff under manager Torey Lovullo for the upcoming season. Most notably, Jerry Narron will take the open bench coach position. Arizona needed to find a replacement for Ron Gardenhire, who departed recently to become the Tigers’ manager. The..." October 26

  • Arizona Diamondbacks, Tony La Russa part ways

    Hardball Talk "The Arizona Diamondbacks just announced that they are parting ways with Tony La Russa at the end of the month. La Russa served as the club’s “Chief Baseball Officer” from 2015-16. For the last year he was styled “Chief Baseball Analyst.” That’s a nice way to saying that he was pushed aside when..." October 18

  • Diamondbacks Outright Steve Hathaway

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have outrighted lefty Steve Hathaway off of the 40-man roster, per a club announcement. He was first reinstated from the 60-day DL. Shoulder issues kept the 27-year-old Hathaway out for all but one appearance this year. That made for a disappointing campaign for the former..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment

    Hardball Talk "Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America wrote yesterday about a “growing consensus” within baseball that expansion and realignment are inevitable. The likely expansion cities: Portland and Montreal. The 32-team league would then undergo a radical realignment that would also involve reducing the season..." October 17

  • Red Sox request D-Backs' permission to interview Gardenhire

    Boston "The search for the next Red Sox manager is beginning to come into focus. With former Red Sox infielder – and current Astros bench coach – Alex Cora scheduled for an interview, another name is reportedly in the mix. Ron Gardenhire, who was the Diamondbacks’ bench coach in 2017, is reportedly a..." October 15

  • Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs won Thursday’s NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nationals had scored a run on a Michael Taylor RBI single, cutting their deficit to one run. Lobaton kept the rally going with a..." October 13

  • MLB Sets 2017-18 Qualifying Offer At $17.4MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming offseason at $17.4MM, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports (Twitter link). With the news, teams can now make full assessments of whether to issue qualifying offers to pending free agents. Offers are due five days after the World Series..." October 13

  • Diamondbacks guard pool to prevent Dodgers from swimming

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks couldn’t prevent the Los Angeles Dodgers from beating them in the NLDS, but they could prevent a repeat of 2013’s celebration. The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 3-1 in Game 3 of their series Monday to complete the sweep and advance. Four years ago the Dodgers clinched..." October 10

  • Roberts: Dodgers won't swim in D-Backs' pool if they win series

    Orange County Register "Everybody out of the pool. Four years ago the Dodgers clinched the first of their five consecutive NL West titles at Chase Field. After celebrating in the visitors’ clubhouse for awhile, a group of Dodgers took the party onto the field, over the right-field fence and into the pool there. Photos..." October 09

  • Zack Greinke to start NLDS Game 3 for Diamondbacks

    Larry Brown Sports "Zack Greinke has been named the starter for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, as expected. Greinke started the NL wild-card game for the Diamondbacks and was knocked out in the fourth inning. He allowed four runs and six hits over 3.2 innings..." October 07

  • MLB fines Ariel Prieto, Diamondbacks over Apple Watch

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday it was reported that Major League Baseball was investigating Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto for wearing an Apple Watch in the dugout during Wednesday night’s Wild Card Game against the Rockies. The Dbacks said yesterday that Prieto inadvertently wore the watch and that it was not used..." October 06

  • D-backs' Ariel Prieto apologizes to manager for watch in dugout

    ESPN "Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto says it was a mistake for him to wear an Apple Watch in the dugout during the National League wild-card game against the Colorado Rockies. Prieto told reporters on Thursday that he didn't use the watch for any illicit purpose and that it was on "airplane..." October 06

  • Diamondbacks to start Taijuan Walker in Game 1 of NLDS vs. Dodgers

    Arizona Republic "With right-hander Taijuan Walker tabbed as the Game 1 starter on Friday night against the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks appear to be leaning toward starting Robbie Ray and Zack Greinke in the following two games. That, of course, depends on how Ray bounces back after logging 2 1/3 innings in relief..." October 06

  • Did Diamondbacks try to pull off Red Sox-style espionage?

    New York Post "Major League Baseball has launched an investigation to determine why and for what purpose Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto was wearing an electronic watch during their wild card game Wednesday night against the Rockies, The Post has learned. In a picture obtained by The Post that MLB has seen,..." October 05

  • Tip: Do not promise to get Archie Bradley’s face tattooed on your back

    Hardball Talk "Late in the Rockies-Diamondbacks game last night a lot of people on Twitter wondered what in the heck Torey Lovullo was doing. The Dbacks had the lead, yes, but given how that game was going, no lead felt safe. Insurance runs seemed super important. Yet, in the bottom of the seventh inning, with..." October 05

  • Draft: First-Round Order For 2018

    Real GM Baseball "The regular season is over, so the order of the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft has been solidified. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. San Francisco Giants 3. Philadelphia Phillies 4. Chicago White Sox 5. Cincinnati Reds 6. New York Mets 7. San Diego Padres 8...." October 02

  • MLB names World Series MVP Award in Honor of Willie Mays

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball just announced that it has renamed the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in honor of Willie Mays. Beginning with the 2017 World Series, the MVP of the Fall Classic will now be recognized as the “Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player.” The announcement comes..." September 29

  • 'Concussion' doctor Bennet Omalu says MLB's seven-day DL is 'a joke'

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres have had a rough season when it comes to catcher concussions. Backup Hector Sanchez missed a week in April after taking a ball off the mask. Meanwhile, starter Austin Hedges missed closer to two weeks due to his own concussion -- one that required vision training before he..." September 28

  • The time two umpires almost got blackmailed over a hookup with strippers

    Hardball Talk "I didn’t put “must-click link” in the headline because there wasn’t room, but I kinda doubt I need to tell you that you need to click on this link, which takes you to a wonderful story by William Ryczek over at The National Pastime Museum. The short version: in 1960 two big league umpires, Ed..." September 27

  • Zack Greinke Expected To Start Wild Card Game For Arizona

    Real GM Baseball "The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the National League Wild Card Game on Oct. 4 and are expected to start Zack Greinke. Greinke has pitched to a 3.18 ERA and a 4.91 K/BB ratio in 198 1/3 innings. Over nine postseason starts, Greinke has a 3.55 ERA with a K/BB ratio of 6.00." September 26