Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Arizona Diamondbacks fire pitching coach Mike Harkey

    Arizona Republic "This upcoming offseason for the Diamondbacks will likely be all about starting pitching, and the Diamondbacks made their first move to address that area by firing pitching coach Mike Harkey on Monday. Harkey, who began his coaching career as the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees, had been in..." October 06

  • Paul Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks to season-ending win over Astros

    Arizona Republic "1B Paul Goldschmidt hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the seventh inning and the Diamondbacks hung on to beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Sunday afternoon, a win that turned out to have less meaningful playoff implications than it could have when the day began. Even with the loss, the..." October 05

  • Astros rout Diamondbacks again, guarantee themselves at least tiebreaker

    Houston Chronicle "Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh shouldered the load a year ago, a pair of breakout pitchers, one lefthanded and one righthanded, who gave the Astros hope sooner than expected. There were questions in spring training whether they were flash-in-the-pans who could repeat, and whether either could be..." October 04

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Chip Hale says David Peralta is done for the year.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    Here are the #Dbacks and #Astros lineups for tonight. pic.twitter.com/9QULgXSLLd

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Chip Hale said Yasmany Tomas was removed with a stiff neck. So it wasn't due to that play in the second, after all.

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    David Peralta went to see a hand specialist and is going to get an MRI after last night's injury.

  • Astros break franchise records in 21-5 win at Arizona

    Houston Chronicle "Someone unleashed their frustrated wrath on a visiting clubhouse refrigerator in Arlington last month when the Astros’ season looked to be crumbling. In Friday night’s historic pummeling at Chase Field, the Astros broke only records as they moved one step closer to busting open bubbly. A 21-5..." October 03

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks closer Brad Ziegler is expected back Friday following the birth of his daughter. Will be available for #Astros series.

  • Diamondbacks lock down Rockies hitters in victory

    Arizona Republic "RHP Chase Anderson finished his year on a good note, tossing 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball as the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Wednesday night at Chase Field. The bullpen combined to throw shutout ball over the final 3 2/3 innings, the second night in a row the relievers..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Phil Gosselin hits walk-off as Diamondbacks beat Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "PH Phil Gosselin’s single to right field drove home 1B Paul Goldschmidt with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases when Rockies RHP Brooks Brown issued three..." September 30

  • Ender Inciarte's two home runs pace Diamondbacks in win over Padres

    Arizona Republic "Outfielders David Peralta and Ender Inciarte combined for three home runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks were able to hang on to beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Sunday at Petco Park. The win capped a largely successful road trip for Arizona, which went 6-4 and won two of three series, splitting a..." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

  • Curt Schilling to return to ESPN for the postseason

    Hardball Talk "ESPN has confirmed that Curt Schilling — suspended in late August for a tweet equating Muslims to Nazis — will return to the network’s airwaves for postseason coverage on Baseball Tonight. He will not be in the booth for ESPN’s live broadcast of the American League Wild Card Game. They do not..." September 28

  • Erlin, Spangenberg star in shutout against Diamondbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There was plenty to distract from what was unfolding on the mound Saturday at Petco Park. In the midst of a tussle for third place, the Padres hosted a Star Wars-themed night. The team had officially guaranteed itself a losing season the night before, its 82nd defeat coming at the hands of the..." September 27

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    Here's tonight's #Dbacks lineup. pic.twitter.com/EuGviBCO9D

  • A.J. Pollock's grand slam leads Diamondbacks to win over Padres

    Arizona Republic "CF A.J. Pollock clubbed his first career grand slam, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday at Petco Park. "This was a good one," Pollock said of his blast. "It helped the team win." Arizona led 6-0 after two innings, but San Diego chipped away to..." September 26

  • Dodgers getting excited about possible division title after beating Arizona, 6-3

    Los Angeles Times "As the Dodgers packed Thursday for their final trip of the regular season, they took everything they would need with them. Bats and gloves, of course. Sweatshirts for the cool evenings in Colorado. And champagne. Lots of champagne, all of which should be consumed or sprayed well before the..." September 25

  • Chase Utley, Corey Seager lift Dodgers over Diamondbacks

    True Blue L.A. "Middle infielders old and new shined in the Dodgers' three-run winning rally in a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium to snap a four-game losing streak. With the win, coupled with the Giants' loss in San Diego, the Dodgers own a seven-game lead with 11 games to..." September 24

  • D-Backs break open win late against Dodgers

    AZ Snake Pit "The first inning wasn't pretty for the Diamondbacks, but they made it work for them. After the offense got sat down in order for the top of the inning, Robbie Ray had struggles of his own in the bottom of the inning. Justin Ruggiano singled to lead things off for the Dodgers, and Howie Kendrick..." September 23

  • Goldschmidt becomes 4th D-back with multiple 30-homer seasons

    Arizona Sports "With a solo-shot in the seventh inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night, Paul Goldschmidt hit his 30th home run — making him the fourth D-back in team history to have multiple 30+ HR seasons. Goldschmidt did it for the first time in 2013 when he hit..." September 23

  • D-backs club 3 home runs to exercise L.A. demons

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Arizona Diamondbacks are getting tired of watching the Dodgers win NL West titles year after year. Two seasons ago, they even watched Los Angeles celebrate in their swimming pool beyond the right field fence at Chase Field after clinching the division. Monday night, the Diamondbacks..." September 22

  • Giants' offense ends scoreless streak to beat D'backs

    CSN Bay Area "As his career nears its end, Tim Hudson wants to soak in the big moments, like walking off the mound to a thunderous applause after getting out of a tough inning. Hudson had one to savor Sunday, pitching six scoreless innings and benefiting from Buster Posey's three-run homer in helping the San..." September 21

  • Diamondbacks leaving door open for Peter O'Brien to catch

    Arizona Republic "In a clever interpretation of the annual rookie hazing dress-up gag, the Diamondbacks’ veteran players had slugger Peter O’Brien don the catching gear for the flight to San Francisco on Thursday afternoon. For now, it seems, it might have been nothing more than a funny reference to O’Brien’s..." September 20

  • Patrick Corbin sharp again as Diamondbacks top Giants

    Arizona Republic "At a time when games are being counted down with giant Xs on a calendar, Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin would prefer to keep taking the ball every fifth day well into October and beyond. “The season is coming to an end,” he said, “but I wish I had a bunch more.” Corbin extended his..." September 20

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    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    Today's #Dbacks lineup: Pollock CF Inciarte RF Goldy 1B Peralta LF Saltalamacchia C Gosselin 2B Lamb 3B Owings SS Corbin P

  • Diamondbacks blank Giants, beat Madison Bumgarner

    Arizona Republic "RHP Rubby De La Rosa and four relievers combined to fire a two-hit shutout as the Diamondbacks beat LHP Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Friday night at AT&T Park. De La Rosa allowed just one hit in 5 2/3 shutout innings, a soft single through the right side by 3B Matt..." September 19

  • Kemp's HR lifts Cashner, Padres past Dbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Two-out situations have been precarious for the Padres this season. When they should be shutting the door they've often left it ajar, wide enough for the other team to rush through. That was the case Wednesday at Chase Field, where Andrew Cashner, pitching in the bottom of the fourth, allowed two..." September 17

  • Pollock powers D-backs past Padres, snapping three-game skid

    Arizona Sports "It’s been a rough three weeks for the Arizona Diamondbacks and that’s putting it mildly. After climbing above .500 (62-61) on Aug. 23 in Cincinnati, they dropped 15 of their next 21. And the last three games had been particularly frustrating, as Chip Hale’s club had lost all three by a combined..." September 16

  • The minor leaguers’ minimum wage lawsuit was dismissed

    Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16

  • Padres win like a billion to 3 in rainy Arizona

    Gaslamp Ball "Mondays in baseball can be a time of renewal. Sometimes they are an off day, but when they are not they start a new series and sometimes. like this time, they start one in a new city. In any case, they offer a chance to turn the page. And after a dismal series in San Francisco over the weekend,..." September 15

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks may skip RHP De La Rosa next Dodgers series, but plan to keep Corbin, Chacin and others in rotation the rest if the way, Hale said.

  • Dodgers hang on for 4-3 win over Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "Zack Greinke has pitched a total of 15 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season and hasn’t allowed a run. Kenley Jansen has pitched a total of six innings this season against Arizona and has allowed six runs. Greinke was typically dominant at Chase Field and Jansen was typically..." September 14

  • Dodgers hit four home runs to beat Diamondbacks, 9-5

    L.A. Daily News "Carl Crawford hit a home run in his first at-bat Saturday and later left with tightness in his right hamstring, which has been the story of Dodgers’ offense in a nutshell this year. September has been a story unto itself. With 34 players active on a deep roster, the club’s depth chart hardly..." September 13

  • Diamondbacks crush Los Angeles Dodgers early in big win

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Diamondbacks more or less ended the game after two innings, but still played the full nine to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-4 on Friday at Chase Field. "Those are kind of tough games as you get later in the game, when to take guys out," manager Chip Hale said. "We got a lot of..." September 12

  • Diamondbacks activate Jeremy Hellickson

    Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks have activated starter Jeremy Hellickson from the disabled list, the team announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon. The right-hander left his August 17 start with a strained left hamstring. Hellickson tossed six innings in a rehab start on Sunday with Triple-A Reno ahead of..." September 11

  • Diamondbacks not anti-analytics; they're crunching numbers like rest of MLB

    Fox Sports Arizona "Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart seemed to draw a line in the sand against analytics last January, saying the team appealed to free-agent right-hander James Shields because of its old-school ways. "I think the fact that Tony (La Russa) is here and that we have more baseball people —..." September 11

  • Zack Godley makes most of final start as D-backs take series from Giants

    Arizona Sports "If it is indeed his final start of the season, Zack Godley went out on a high note. The 25-year-old righty tossed five strong innings on Wednesday night, as the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the visiting San Francisco Giants 2-1 in front of 20,576 fans at Chase Field. With the victory, Godley ran..." September 10

  • La Russa sees last 4 weeks as measuring stick for D-backs

    Fox Sports Arizona "Tony La Russa caused some raised eyebrows last offseason when he said he would be "broken-hearted" if the Diamondbacks didn't finish 2015 with a winning record. For a brief spell in August, it appeared as if major league baseball's youngest team was going to make good on La Russa's leap of..." September 09

  • Hudson homers, pitches Giants past D'backs

    CSN Bay Area "We should have known this would be a weird game. The signs were there early. Two batters in Tuesday, a replay review was needed to check the count and confirm that Joe Panik had indeed drawn ball four. It got stranger from there, but all of the surprising plays benefited the Giants. A..." September 09

  • MLB announces tentative 2016 schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball on Tuesday released its tentative 2016 regular-season schedule, starting with the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on April 3 with a matchup to be announced, and then featuring 13 games on the first convergence of Opening Day and Square Root Day: April 4, 2016. The 13 games..." September 09

  • Scott Van Slyke, Dodgers busy on the bases in win over Angels

    True Blue L.A. "The first game of the Anaheim edition of the Freeway Series was a back-and-forth affair, with the Dodgers having just enough back for their fourth straight win, 7-5 over the Angels on Monday night at Angel Stadium. The win pushes the Dodgers out to an 8½-game lead over San Francisco in the..." September 08

  • Patrick Corbin solid as Diamondbacks crush Giants

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Diamondbacks clubbed two home runs and LHP Patrick Corbin pitched six scoreless innings as Arizona beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Monday at Chase Field in front of 28,078. The win was Arizona’s first in six days. The Diamondbacks last recorded a victory on Sept. 1, when they..." September 08

  • Montero busts the Cubs game open with a grand slam against Diamondbacks

    Chicago Sun-Times "It seems each Cubs player this year has had their own major moment. Miguel Montero’s may have been Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks. With the Cubs and Diamondbacks tied at one in the sixth inning, Montero came to the plate with the bases loaded. Montero’s home run gave the Cubs a..." September 07

  • Cubs, Jake Arrieta blank Diamondbacks

    Chicago Sun-Times "David Ross wasn’t behind the plate for Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter. But he was there for the encore Saturday, which was almost as good. Arrieta threw eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks in the Cubs’ 2-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. The right-hander..." September 06

  • Even without Kyle Schwarber, Cubs rout Arizona

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs stressed Friday they were going to be patient with Kyle Schwarber’s mildly strained right rib cage. They don’t want him to rush back and risk making the injury worse, something that would potentially turn a brief absence into a longer one. What happened against the Arizona Diamondbacks..." September 05

  • ESPN removes Schilling from broadcasts for remainder of season

    The Score "Curt Schilling has been pulled from ESPN's baseball broadcasts for the remainder of the season after authoring a controversial tweet in late August. ESPN released the following statement regarding the decision: At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are..." September 04

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks GM Dave Stewart said Paul Goldschmidt did head to Phoenix for birth of his first child.

  • Carlos Gonzalez goes deep twice, matches Nolan Arenado in HRs

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez knew it was gone. He knew it the moment his bat connected with Arizona left-hander Keith Hessler's 83 mph slider in the bottom of the seventh inning, lining it off the second-deck facade in right field Wednesday night at Coors Field. Grand slams don't come along every day, so..." September 03