Found November 02, 2011 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX The Diamondbacks returned two of the supplemental pieces from their NL West title team for 2012 while making their first moves in the free agent market Wednesday. Veteran shortstop John McDonald, who added a defensive presence down the stretch after joining the D-backs on Aug. 23, signed a two-year, 3 million contract, fortifying them at shortstop while starter Stephen Drew continues to work his way back from a severe right ankle injury suffered in July. The D-backs also are expected to re-sign catcher Henry Blanco, who turned down his side of a mutual option Monday worth 1.15 million next year in what could amount to a largely procedural move. The sides are working on a new deal that could morph into one-year deal with an option for 2013. Blanco was considered not only an invaluable clubhouse presence but also a mentor for Miggy Montero, who had a career year in 2011. Aaron Hill and Lyle Overbay also are persons of interest as the D-backs enter the final day of negoti...

Diamondbacks extend coach Gibson, GM Towers

The Arizona Diamondbacks have rewarded head coach Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers for a solid season, signing both men to contract extensions.Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall made the announcement Thursday.Gibson led Arizona to a 94-win campaign and its first playoff berth since 2007. The club went on to lose to the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Division Series...

McDonald, Arizona agree to 2-year deal (AP)

Infielder John McDonald agreed to terms on a two-year, $3 million contract to stay with the Arizona Diamondbacks. McDonald played 19 games for Arizona after arriving in a deadline trade with second baseman Aaron Hill from Toronto. The 37-year-old served as a backup to Willie Bloomquist at shortstop with regular starter Stephen Drew on the disabled list with a broken ankle.

D-backs executive to have prostate cancer surgery

Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next week. The team announced Tuesday that Hall will have the operation on Nov. 8. The 42-year-old Hall disclosed in late September that the disease was caught in the early stages and he expects a full recovery. A prostate biopsy was performed Sept. 14 and cancerous tumors were found....

Diamondbacks ink C Blanco to one-year deal

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million on Thursday. Blanco batted .250 with eight homers and 12 RBIs in 112 at-bats this season. The 40-year-old Blanco, who serves as Miguel Montero's backup, threw out 11 of 24 stolen-base attempts.

Diamondbacks CEO Hall to have cancer surgery next week

Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next week. The 42-year-old Hall was diagnosed with the disease in mid-September, but says that it was caught in its early stages. He will have surgery Nov. 8 and expects a full recovery. Hall was named president of the Diamondbacks in 2006 and later became CEO in 2009. He previously...

D'Backs Extend Towers, Gibson

The Diamondbacks have signed GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson to new contracts, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (on Twitter). Both are now signed through 2014 with team options for 2015-16.

D'Backs, Henry Blanco Nearing Deal

The D'Backs have "pretty much agreed to terms" on a new deal for catcher Henry Blanco, GM Kevin Towers confirmed to Nick Piecoro of the Arizana Republic (on Twitter).

D-backs catcher Blanco chooses free agency

Catcher Henry Blanco has declined his end of a $1.15 million mutual option for 2012 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Upton, Hudson honored for slugging prowess

D-backs outfielder Justin Upton and right-hander Daniel Hudson were awarded 2011 National League Silver Slugger Awards presented by Louisville Slugger on Wednesday.

D-backs CEO Hall set for prostate cancer surgery

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next week.

Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall to undergo cancer surgery next week

Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next Tuesday.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Justin Upton, Daniel Hudson earn Silver Slugger Awards

Arizona Diamondbacks' outfielder Justin Upton and right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson have been named the Louisville Slugger 2011 Silver Slugger Award recipients for the National League at outfielder and pitcher.

#17: Should you draft Alex Avila or Miguel Montero?

Entering 2011, Miguel Montero was expected to be among the game’s top offensive catchers. He slumped a little in 2010, batting just .266 with nine home runs, but in 2009 he burst onto the fantasy scene with a .294 average and 16 homers. Those 16 bombs were good for ninth among all catchers that year and his .294 average trailed only Joe Mauer (.365), Victor Martinez (.303) and...

D-backs exec to have prostate cancer surgery

Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next week.
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