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Diamondbacks-Twins Preview

Barring something unforeseen, the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks will finish at the bottom of their respective divisions. The Diamondbacks also have a chance at finishing with a pair of ugly skids. With a resurgent Ricky Nolasco on the mound, Minnesota will try to send Arizona to its season high-tying seventh loss in a row and 11th straight away from home in Monday'...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies finish off sweep of Arizona

Colorado 8, Arizona 3 When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, September 21, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 65° Umpires: Home – Toby Basner, 1B – Bill Miller, 2B – Adrian Johnson, 3B – Mike Everitt Attendance: 29036 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 8, Diamondbacks 3: Rookie Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs for the second time in three games as Colorado completed...
Via Mile High Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs in final stages of GM search

DENVER -- The Diamondbacks are in the final stages of a general manager search that could conclude early next week, with Dave Stewart perceived as the top candidate. D-backs president/CEO Derrick Hall and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa have concluded interviews with all seven candidates, sources said Friday, and are in the process of finalizing a replacement for Kevin Towers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pollock Paints A Green Basepath

If you're one of the seventy percent of ESPN fantasy owners who haven't jumped on board the A.J. Pollock train, let's fix that for the weekend. The Diamondbacks' 26-year-old outfielder has hits in 9 of his 13 games since returning from the disabled list and also has four steals. He'll get a four-game set in Colorado heading into the weekend which is great for...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson: Pollock may fit at No. 3 spot

DENVER -- The Diamondbacks broke camp in 2013 with a lineup they liked, but that did not last long. After No. 3 hitter Aaron Hill suffered a fractured hand two weeks into the season, Paul Goldschmidt inherited that role, and he rode it all the way to an All-Star berth and an MVP-caliber season. As unusual as it might seem, another fractured hand -- Goldschmidt's injury almost...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Stewart front-runner to be next D-backs GM, source says

Former pitcher Dave Stewart says he's "very interested" in becoming general manager of the Diamondbacks, and one source with knowledge of the team's search believes he is the front-runner for the job. Stewart, now an agent, met Tuesday with club officials, as did another candidate, Red Sox assistant GM Allard Baird. The team intends to name its new GM by the end...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Owings: First priority, second base

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are field-testing the long-held theory that if you can play shortstop you can play second base and third base, too. Chris Owings is the latest under the microscope. Owings, who opened the season as the team's shortstop, has made all 13 starts at second base since being activated from two months on the disabled list on Sept. 2, with Didi Gregorius seeing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should D-Backs keep Trumbo? Next GM has difficult decision

Barring a monster final two weeks, slugger Mark Trumbo will enter the offseason on the heels of a disappointing season, leaving whomever the Diamondbacks select as their next general manager with a difficult decision on his hands. By spring training, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be back from a broken hand, which would force Trumbo back to left field, the position at which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs plan to give Chafin 2 starts

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks will let another rookie stake his claim for a spot in what appears to be a wide-open 2015 starting rotation in the final two weeks of the season. Left-hander Andrew Chafin will start against San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday afternoon, manager Kirk Gibson said, and the only surprise seemed to be in the timing of the announcement. Chafin...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Aaron Hill hopes to return

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill hopes to make a comeback in 2015, and he hopes that he can do it with the Dbacks. Hill was quoted by Jack Magruder of Fox Sports as saying:I'm going to bounce back and have a great year," Hill said. "I'm hoping it is here. But whether it is here or somewhere else, that's not up to me.#455261904 / gettyimages.comHill...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks

Previous Lists in the Series: Texas Rangers & Colorado Rockies The Scouting Explained Series: Introduction, Hitting Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 The Diamondbacks have a solid system fronted by three right-handed starting pitchers that could all be factors in Arizona by the end of 2015.  The system has added depth with recent trades and solid drafts, but […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Jake Lamb sits with quad issue

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled to a 62-88 record this season, fourth in the National League West. They are coming off a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Mark Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a grand slam home run and five RBI to lead the Diamondbacks, who were again without Jake Lamb due to a quad injury#455180904 / gettyimages.comNick Piecoro, who covers the...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs ballboy adds drop-and-roll to foul ball catch (VIDEO)

The Diamondbacks ballboy made a great diving catch to snag a foul ball from Buster Posey's bat on Monday night.Not only did the "Gold Glove" ballboy make the catch, he added a little drop-and-roll at the end to spice things up:Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks add 3 players to roster

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, Arizona transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who had Tommy John surgery, to the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Ahmed finished fifth in the Pacific...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs call up Ahmed, Chafin, Wilson

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson from Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, the D-backs transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list. Ahmed, 24, finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks wrap up Padres series with victory

The Diamondbacks continued to swing the bats with authority, surviving a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday at Chase Field. It was Arizona's first series win since taking two of three from the Rockies at home to close out August. The Diamondbacks did all their scoring in two innings, tallying five in the third and three in the eighth. Arizona has scored three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart, seen as a favorite, has agreed to interview with Diamondbacks

Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer, has been seen as a favorite for the D-Backs job that came open when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: bats wake up over weekend

The Arizona Diamondbacks fans that attended games at Chase Field this weekend saw something unfamiliar. They saw large numbers in the runs and hits column on the scoreboard. At first, some fans thought they had a sudden case of dyslexia and that the visiting team had all the runs and hits. A few fans were seen gesturing to the scoreboard operator that he had made a mistake. After...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs tag Padres ace Tyson Ross early in win

PHOENIX (AP) Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He struck out five and walked two. Ross (13-14...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kirk Gibson has lost support of D'Backs clubhouse

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)   Sources: LaRussa not yet convinced that #DBacks should fire Gibson, but clubhouse support for manager all but gone. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 13, 2014   According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse support of Kirk Gibson is “all but gone.” If this is truly the case, Gibson should be ready to pack his bags...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson has won few games but he's forged rapport with La Russa

Logic would suggest Kirk Gibson isn't long for his job as Diamondbacks manager. However, it appears he may have at least a shot to stay, and here's why: It's been noted that Gibson has been extremely receptive to the input from Arizona's new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who also happens to be a Hall of Fame manager. If Gibson has done little else lately...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team brings gator to field for good luck

What do an alligator, the California Baseball League, 1978, and Joe Charboneau have in common?  Maybe you should ask the alligator, who was on-hand as a special guest for the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) vs. Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) Advanced-A playoff game Friday night (via @DonnyBaarns) Yep, that’s a live, 5-ft alligator…on a baseball field…before Game 2. Because why...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Team Brings Alligator To Championship To Help Break Curse

Baseball is a game of superstitions. Three major league teams have been associated with curses, players go through routines before game appearances and announcers sometimes refrain from telling the audience about a no-hitter fearing they will jinx it. The Visalia Rawhide, the High-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, also believe in superstition. The California League team brought...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense shows up but Nuno finally falters

PHOENIX -- For weeks, Vidal Nuno had pitched well only to be hurt by a lack of run support. This time, the Arizona Diamondbacks finally scored a few for him -- but he was far from his best. Eric Stults, himself unaccustomed to much support this season, got some help from San Diego's bats in a 6-5 victory Friday night over Arizona, extending the Diamondbacks' losing streak...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Pollock: 'It's a ruthless business'

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock saw the Giancarlo Stanton video once, and that was enough. The footage almost made him ill. Stanton, who is a top candidate for the NL MVP award along with Dodgers' left-hander Clayton Kershaw, suffered multiple facial fractures and damage to his teeth when he was struck in the face by a fastball from distraught Milwaukee right...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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