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  • Shelby Miller Cleared Of UCL Damage

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller has been cleared of any new damage to his surgically replaced ulnar collateral ligament, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports on Twitter. That’s the news the club was hoping for when it sent Miller’s MRI results to surgeon Neal..." July 20

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • All-Star Zack Greinke bashes ‘boring’ Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Zack Grienke is not known as a guy who minces words, and that was true when he talked about the Home Run Derby on Monday. The Arizona Diamondbacks ace made his feelings quite clear about the event, and said he wasn’t all that interested in staying for the..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    Covers.com "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Diamondbacks trade deadline: Breaking down potential fits, needs, best targets, trade chips

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks are in an interesting position. The NL West is very winnable and the D-Backs' window to win may not be open much longer with Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock becoming free agents after this season, and Paul Goldschmidt becoming a free agent after next..." July 14

  • D-backs, Reds, Yankees Have Varying Levels Of Interest In Zack Wheeler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees’ interest in Wheeler, at this point, is considered to be “mild,” Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports in a deeper look at the right-hander’s market. Scouts from at least eight teams watched Wheeler’s most recent start, and of that..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke added to National League All-Star Team

    Arizona Central "Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke was named to the National League All-Star Team on Thursday. Greinke replaces Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester, whose next start is Sunday, making him unavailable to play in the 89th All-Star game on Tuesday at Nationals Park in Washington..." July 12

  • Dbacks position players outpitched Dbacks pitchers by a whole lot last night

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies beat the living tar out of the Arizona Diamondbacks last night. They were up 19-1 by the end of the fifth inning, in fact, and everyone should’ve probably just agreed to go home early and catch up on the shows they have on their DVRs and stuff. But they played on, because..." July 12

  • Shelby Miller Undergoing Testing After Leaving With Elbow Tightness

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller departed his outing yesterday after just one inning of work. After the game, as Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports, Miller left the club to receive a full medical evaluation for what has been labeled as “right elbow..." July 12

  • Diamondbacks Release Fernando Salas

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have released veteran right-hander Fernando Salas, tweets Zach Buchanan of The Athletic. The 33-year-old was designated for assignment last week when fellow righty Randall Delgado returned from the disabled list. Salas got off to a strong start in 2018 after making..." July 11

  • D-Backs join Yanks in scouting Eovaldi, Fulmer

    The Score "The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for pitching help and Nathan Eovaldi's return to the mound is not going unnoticed. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander will be closely monitored during his Sunday afternoon start against the New York Mets. Ten teams are expected to be in attendance..." July 08

  • Diamondbacks Activate Randall Delgado, Designate Fernando Salas

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced today that they have reinstated righty Randall Delgado from the 60-day DL. To clear a roster spot, the team designated right-handed reliever Fernando Salas for assignment. Delgado, 28, has been shelved all year by an oblique injury. But he is now ready to go..." July 07

  • Report: Diamondbacks in 'consistent' conversations for Manny Machado

    Sportsnaut "As the countdown until the MLB Trade Deadline moves from a month to weeks, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado remains the most coveted player on the trade market. While plenty of contenders will be pushing hard to land Machado, one NL West team has reportedly been the most..." July 04

  • Yadier Molina, Torey Lovullo talk, appear to make up

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo met with St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during batting practice Monday night to patch things up after..." July 03

  • D-Backs Activate A.J. Pollock, Select Joey Krehbiel, Release Troy Scribner

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have announced a series of roster moves. Most notably, the club activated center fielder A.J. Pollock. Additionally, the organization selected the contract of righty Joey Krehbiel and released fellow right-hander Troy Scribner. Those moves bring two addition players..." July 02

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • D-backs want Machado -- can they offer enough?

    MLB.com "The D-backs made perhaps the most effective splash ahead of last year's non-waiver Trade Deadline in acquiring J.D. Martinez. Might they be on the verge of bolstering their lineup in another similar manner? Arizona has long been linked to Orioles superstar Manny Machado, and like..." June 26

  • D-backs reliever Archie Bradley admits to gross bathroom-related mishap

    Sportress of Blogitude "Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley actually admitted during a recent appearance on Yahoo Sports MLB Podcast to suffering a profoundly embarrassing “accident” right before entering a game this season. Bradley revealed the details of a situation where just..." June 26

  • D-backs Activate Miller, Place Buchholz On DL, Release Crichton

    MLB Trade Rumors "The D-backs announced a series of roster moves Monday, activating right-hander Shelby Miller from the 60-day disabled list, placing fellow righty Clay Buchholz on the 10-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle and releasing right-hander Stefan Crichton, who’d been on the..." June 25

  • Diamondbacks To Activate Robbie Ray; Latest On Pollock, Souza

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have seen some positive developments in a variety of health situations. After activating Shelby Miller earlier today, the club decided it’ll also activate fellow starter Robbie Ray on Wednesday, as Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports (Twitter links). Ray,..." June 25

  • D-backs pitcher Buchholz leaves game with tightness in left side

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz left Sunday’s game after five innings with tightness in his left side. After the game, he told Fox Sports Arizona he felt it after his first swing at the plate. Leaving the game was..." June 24

  • The first-place Diamondbacks are about to get even stronger in their rotation

    CBS Sports "The 2018 regular season is approaching the halfway point, and already the Arizona Diamondbacks have been through several ups and downs. They went 21-8 in their first 29 games, then went 5-18 in their next 23 games, and now they're 15-7 in their last 22 games. Their 41-33 record is..." June 22

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • He’s back: Shelby Miller will make season debut for D-backs on Monday

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Shelby Miller will make his MLB return from Tommy John surgery Monday against the Miami Marlins, the team announced Thursday. Miller, who has been sidelined for more than a year after tearing his UCL against the Dodgers in April of 2017, has..." June 21

  • Shelby Miller likely to make season debut on Monday

    Arizona Central "The Diamondbacks optioned right-hander Matt Koch to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, a move that appears to signal an imminent return from the disabled list for right-hander Shelby Miller. In Koch’s place, the club recalled right-hander Jake Barrett, who likely will be available in..." June 20

  • Diamondbacks and Orioles have talked about Manny Machado trade

    Sportsnaut "A new suitor has entered the Manny Machado sweepstakes. According to a report, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been in contact with the Baltimore Orioles about possibly acquiring the slugger. Machado has been tied to multiple teams. The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians have both been..." June 19

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Lackey passes on Diamondback's offer, Buchholz steps in

    Yardbarker "The Diamondbacks made a minor league offer to right-hander John Lackey this offseason, writes USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, but the veteran righty passed on the opportunity. Coincidentally, Lackey’s friend and former teammate, Clay Buchholz, ultimately wound up in the D-backs..." June 14

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Arizona Diamondbacks acquire outfielder Jon Jay from Royals

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Jon Jay from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for two minor-league pitchers. “We felt like where we are in the division right now, how the division is shaking out with almost all five teams sitting right on top of each other,..." June 07

  • The wild, wild NL West: League's worst division is absolutely fascinating

    USA Today "Madison Bumgarner opened the door Tuesday afternoon to San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s office, and immediately demanded to know what was going on. “I just saw the lineup card," Bumgarner said, “and I’m batting ninth? “Ninth? Are..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens signs with Diamondbacks, per source

    Mass Live "The Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor-league deal with former Red Sox lefty Henry Owens, a source told MassLive on Friday. Owens, who turns 26 in July, was a first-round pick (36th overall) of the Red Sox in 2011 and went on to make 16 starts for the club in 2015 and 2016. He..." June 01

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Kris Medlen Retires

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran right-hander Kris Medlen has retired, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. He had been pitching in the minors with the Diamondbacks organization. " May 27

  • Diamondbacks’ Mitch Haniger-Jean Segura trade for Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte leaning toward regrettable

    Arizona Central "A year ago, right-hander Taijuan Walker was a steady presence in the rotation and infielder Ketel Marte was a late-season lifesaver from Triple-A Reno. Both came to the Diamondbacks in the same offseason trade with the Seattle Mariners, and it’s possible the club wouldn’t have..." May 25

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ?Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ?Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Diamondbacks Place Steven Souza On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right pectoral.  This is the same injury that kept Souza from making his season debut until May.  Outfielder Socrates Brito has been recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. " May 22

  • Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo admits team is pressing

    Larry Brown Sports "After a red-hot start to the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 10 of 11 and are struggling to reverse the trend. Things continued to get worse after a 4-1 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday, the second time they’ve fallen victim to a series sweep in their last three...." May 21

  • Diamondbacks To Select Clay Buchholz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks will select the contract of veteran righty Clay Buchholz, manager Torey Lovullo told reporters including Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (Twitter link). He’ll make a start on Sunday, so presumably the roster move won’t be made official until..." May 18

  • Report: Five teams could trade for Cole Hamels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are in last place and headed for another lost season, and a mass exodus could follow this summer. Amid reports that the Rangers are willing to trade their top assets this summer, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that they may find five major suitors for ace..." May 18

  • Diamondbacks are in a hideous offensive slump

    Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks were fourth in the NL in OPS and fifth in runs while going 20-8 during the first month of the season. May, though, has been a problem. After collecting just four hits in an 8-2 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday, the Diamondbacks find themselves batting .190 this month...." May 17

  • BREAKING: Pollock (thumb) out 4-8 weeks

    MLB.com "As had been feared over the past 24 hours, the D-backs will indeed be without center fielder A.J. Pollock for the foreseeable future. After seeing a hand specialist Tuesday, Pollock was revealed to have suffered an avulsion fracture in his left thumb and will miss four to eight weeks,..." May 15

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