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  • Diamondbacks’ decline raises questions about Paul Goldschmidt’s future

    Arizona Central "The Diamondbacks’ sudden descent has brought upon a host of questions that just a month ago seemed to be perhaps a full year away. The most prominent among them: Is Paul Goldschmidt’s time with the franchise nearing an end? Barring a miraculous comeback, the..." September 21

  • MLB Rumors: More dots connecting Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin to Yankees this winter?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Help could be on the way--for 2019. As the Yankees debate which starter to throw in the American League Wild Card Game next month, no perfect option is present. Sure, Masahiro Tanaka has been excellent in the second half. But he can be around..." September 17

  • Alex Bregman happy with Astros but ‘pissed’ Diamondbacks didn’t draft him No. 1

    USA Today "Third baseman Alex Bregman said he couldn’t be happier being with the Houston Astros, the team that drafted him second overall out of LSU in 2015 and the club he helped to win a World Series last October. But he didn’t deny being upset that the Diamondbacks didn’t..." September 16

  • D-Backs' Buchholz sees bounce-back season end with elbow injury

    The Score "The Arizona Diamondbacks will have to make their final postseason push without right-hander Clay Buchholz, who suffered a flexor strain in his elbow. Buchholz began the 2018 season on a minor-league contract with the Kansas City Royals, but opted out in May when he was not brought to..." September 15

  • Clay Buchholz won’t pitch again in 2018

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks right-hander Clay Buchholz is done for the year, according to postgame comments made by club manager Torey Lovullo on Friday. Buchholz experienced a bout of right elbow stiffness prior to a scheduled start on Thursday and was officially diagnosed with a flexor strain after..." September 15

  • Diamondbacks Select Randall Delgado’s Contract, Place Clay Buchholz On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have selected the contract of right-hander Randall Delgado from Triple-A, as per a team press release.  In a corresponding move, righty Clay Buchholz has been placed on the disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his throwing elbow, an injury we learned last night will..." September 15

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Which MLB contender has the best postseason starting rotation?

    USA Today "Here’s a thing I made for you to argue about online: Trying to predict the outcome of any short MLB postseason series is a fool’s errand. As noted frequently in this space around this time of year every year, it would take a best-of-269-game series to determine, with..." September 11

  • Brad Boxberger out as closer as Diamondbacks look to favor late-inning matchups

    Arizona Central "Following a stretch of games in which the Diamondbacks have blown late leads seemingly at every turn, manager Torey Lovullo said prior to Monday’s series opener against the Rockies that he will eschew set bullpen roles in favor of late-inning matchups. That means that in..." September 11

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Diamondbacks Acquire Patrick Kivlehan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced that they have acquired utilityman Patrick Kivlehan from the Mets. Cash considerations will head to New York in return. Kivlehan will head onto the MLB roster, the D-Backs also announced. To create 40-man roster space, the club shifted outfielder Jarrod..." September 06

  • Diamondbacks To Promote Yoan Lopez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks will promote right-hander Yoan Lopez from Double-A Jackson, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Lopez is not on the D-backs’ 40-man roster, which is currently full, so they’ll need to make a corresponding move. " September 03

  • 'How is it a rough stretch?' Steven Souza gets irritated after question on Diamondbacks' offensive struggles

    USA Today "In an otherwise quiet visitors’ clubhouse, Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza’s voice grew increasingly heated on Saturday night. He had been asked a question about his team’s slumbering offense. He disagreed, adamantly, with the premise. “How is it a..." September 02

  • Mariners Acquire Kristopher Negron From Diamondbacks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced today that they’ve acquired infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negron from the D-backs in exchange for cash. He’s been assigned to Triple-A Tacoma for the time being. Negron, 32, has seen MLB time in parts of five seasons, posting a combined..." August 30

  • Diamondbacks acquire Chris Stewart from Braves for cash considerations

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro. He will likely be a September call-up, Gambadoro added in a..." August 30

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke uses cheat sheet for pinch-hitters vs. Padres

    Arizona Central "With two out in the fifth inning on Sunday, Zack Greinke reached into his back pocket to pull out what appeared to an index card, gave it a read, then went back to work against the San Diego Padres. Greinke said later that what he was looking at were notes on the Padres’ bench..." August 22

  • Torey Lovullo says Diamondbacks starters’ leashes will shorten down the stretch

    Arizona Central "Eric Hosmer scorched a ball to left field for a double, the third consecutive hit off Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley to open the fifth inning on Saturday. The hit appeared to be the latest piece of evidence that Godley’s night might be nearing an end. Instead, manager..." August 21

  • Rangers, Diamondbacks Complete Jake Diekman Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers annnounced today that they have acquired minor-league lefty Joshua Javier from the Diamondbacks. He’ll represent the player to be named later from the agreement that sent veteran southpaw Jake Diekman to Arizona at the trade deadline. Javier, 19, showed well last..." August 17

  • Diamondbacks To Re-Sign Randall Delgado

    MLB Trade Rumors "The D-backs have brought right-hander Randall Delgado back to the organization on a new minor league contract, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (on Twitter). Delgado was designated for assignment on July 25 and subsequently released. Delgado, a client of MVP Sports, will head to..." August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Diamondbacks Release Jorge De La Rosa

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced today that they released lefty Jorge De La Rosa after he cleared waivers. He had been designated for assignment at the trade deadline. De La Rosa, 37, had been working out of the pen after cracking the roster on a minors deal this spring...." August 07

  • Brad Ziegler becomes first Arizona player to use D-backs' bullpen cart

    ESPN "The Arizona Diamondbacks brought back an old tradition this season with a bullpen cart. One problem: None of the Diamondbacks wanted to use it. Brad Ziegler changed that when he entered the game against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning Thursday night, drawing cheers from..." August 03

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb out for rest of season

    Arizona Central "Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will miss the rest of the season following shoulder surgery, manager Torey Lovullo told reporters Thursday. The possibility of Lamb getting season-ending surgery was raised Tuesday, when it was revealed Lamb had fraying in his rotator..." August 02

  • Here's the other reason the Diamondbacks acquired so many relievers at the deadline

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks used the trade deadline to improve their bullpen. They netted depth, if not household names, and added Matt Andriese, Brad Ziegler, and Jake Diekman to a group that already included Brad Boxberger, Archie Bradley, and Yoshihisa Hirano. There was another..." August 02

  • Jake Lamb Shoulder Injury Diagnosed as Fraying Rotator Cuff; May Avoid Surgery

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Diamondbacks' hopes for a return to the playoffs took a hit with star third baseman Jake Lamb dealing with an injury to his rotator cuff. According to Zach Buchanan of The Athletic, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said the injury is fraying in the rotator cuff that may..." August 01

  • Diamondbacks acquire LHP Jake Diekman from Rangers

    Arizona Sports "The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal also reported the move. Huang was the team’s No. 22 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. The right-hander spent time with both Double-A Jackson and Class A-Advanced Visalia. With Jackson, Huang tossed a 2.00 ERA in 10 games played. He went 2-1, made one..." July 31

  • Brad Ziegler traded to Diamondbacks

    Springfield News-Leader "The former Bear who took Southwest Missouri State to the College World Series is going to have an opportunity to play for an MLB World Series. Brad Ziegler will be traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Ziegler has spent the last..." July 31

  • Diamondbacks Nearing Deal To Acquire Brad Ziegler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks are closing in on a deal to bring back veteran right-hander Brad Ziegler, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 had tweeted the connection minutes earlier. Ziegler, 38, is a rental piece who is earning $9MM in 2018 and..." July 31

  • Twins sought an extension for Escobar prior to trade

    Yardbarker "Prior to trading infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Diamondbacks, the Twins approached Escobar’s camp about a potential extension, reports La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. However, talks between the two sides didn’t gain much in the way of momentum, which..." July 30

  • Twins manager learned of Eduardo Escobar trade while watching TV

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Twins’ trade of Eduardo Escobar on Friday came so suddenly and in such a stealth manner that it even caught the team’s manager and players off-guard. News of the Twins trading Escobar to the Diamondbacks came out less than three hours before the team’s..." July 28

  • D-backs acquire Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar for three players

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for three minor league players, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station‘s John Gambadoro reported Friday. The D-backs announced the news later in the..." July 27

  • Clay Buchholz Doesn’t Want To ‘Melt Away’ In Minors, Continues Solid Comeback

    NESN "Clay Buchholz refuses to quit. The Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher just returned from the disabled list Tuesday after being sidelined since June 25 with an oblique injury. Buchholz was pitching well for Arizona after signing with the D-Backs in May before landing on..." July 27

  • Diamondbacks Designate Randall Delgado For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have designated right-hander Randall Delgado for assignment, as per a team press release.  The move creates 40-man roster space for newly-acquired righty Matt Andriese, who was just acquired in a trade with the Rays. " July 25

  • D-backs acquire pitcher Matt Andriese from Tampa Bay

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Andriese from the Tampa Bay Rays, the team announced Wednesday. In return, the D-backs will send minor league pitcher Brian Shaffer and catcher Michael Perez to the Rays. To make room for Andriese on the 40-man roster,..." July 25

  • Report: Diamondbacks interested in Rangers' Keone Kela and Jose Leclerc

    Sportsnaut "As the Arizona Diamondbacks remain in the thick of a playoff race, the front office has turned its eyes towards potential pitching upgrades for the second half of the season. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Diamondbacks have expressed interest in two of the Texas Rangers..." July 24

  • Report: Diamondbacks latest to show interest in Zach Britton

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles already traded Manny Machado, but they still have one of the most sought-after pieces on the market right now. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Arizona Diamondbacks are the latest team to show interest in reliever Zach Britton, who is almost..." July 23

  • Can Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Godley throw to the bases?

    Arizona Central "Three plays in Saturday's game must make Diamondbacks fans wonder if Zack Godley is able — or willing — to throw to the bases. In the fifth inning on Saturday, Godley took a groundball from Chris Iannetta and threw the ball underhanded to first base. The soft..." July 23

  • Mets' Cabrera drawing interest from Brewers, D-Backs

    The Score "The New York Mets appear close to trading closer Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics, and the wheeling and dealing may not end there. Another Mets player reportedly drawing interest on the trade front is infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, with MLB.com's Mark Feinsand naming the..." July 21

  • 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