D-Backs hire Joe Carter as assistant to GM Stewart

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart. Carter and Stewart played together for two seasons with Toronto, including the Blue Jays' 1993 World Series championship team. Carter's walk-off three-run home run off Mitch Williams in Game 6 gave the Blue Jays a come-from-behind victory to clinch their second straight...
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D-backs name Joe Carter special assistant to GM

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesdya announced Joe Carter was named special assistant to the general manager. Carter and Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart were teammates on the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993-94 and part of the 1993 World Series Championship team. In Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, with the Blue Jays leading the series 3-2, Carter hit a...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Diamondbacks fine with $91 million payroll ... for now

PHOENIX -- Money just isn't what it used to be. The Diamondbacks are positioned to spend about $91 million on payroll this season, possibly a few million more depending how their two arbitration cases go. It would be the third-highest figure in franchise history . . . and among the lower third in the major leagues in 2015. The D-backs made a big play in the offseason, committing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians showing interest in outfielder Nolan Reimold

The Cleveland Indians have a pretty crowded outfield picture entering the 2015 season. But rumors circulated at the end of last week about their interest in yet another guy to add to the organizational depth. MASN’s Rich Kubatko tweeted on Friday that Cleveland is interested in signing free agent outfielder Nolan Reimold, the former long-time Baltimore Oriole. Reimold, 31, was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #104: Yasmany Tomas | 3B/OF | ARI

Predicting what Cuban imports will do once they reach the big leagues is tricky business for a number of reasons.  Firstly, it’s tough to gauge the level of competition both in Cuba and in international competition, which can be inconsistent at times. Secondly, often players that defect from Cuba miss development time while defecting and their bodies can change drastically between...
Via Baseball Professor
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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Wingnuts sign a legend

Álex "El Samurai" Cabrera signs with the Wingnuts Abroad, many may not know who Álex Cabrera is. Internationally, he is one of the most dangerous hitters in recent memory. Cabrera started his career back in 1991 at 19. His stint in Wichita will be his first baseball in America since he donned the Arizona Diamondbacks uniform in 2000. In his 31 MLB games, he batted .263 with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler Is An Absolute Square

I have no idea how or why I follow Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler, but I do. I also don’t know if Brad is a good or bad guy- it looks like he owns a foundation that supports our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, which seems like a very honorable thing to do. However, I noticed this tweet come across my timeline and it just made me think that Brad Ziegler must...
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D-backs' Tomas only looks forward

PHOENIX -- Like other Cuban emigres, Yasmany Tomas moved by boat from his homeland to Haiti, in this case, for sanctuary. The trip was "uncomfortable," he shared. That was then. This is now. In black trainers, a small band around his right wrist and gray D-backs t-shirt that bulged in places you might expect from a power hitter, Tomas did not elaborate further on his defection during...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Be A Diamondbacks Pool Lifeguard, Make $8 An Hour

  The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a few good lifeguards who are willing to work weeknights, weekends, late nights, extra innings and worthless August/September games when the D-backs are out of the playoff hunt. You’re in? How about $8/hr. to work the lifeguard job? Still in? Requirements from the D-backs job listing: • Ability to hear, comprehend and disseminate instructions...
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Diamondbacks to play Rockies in exhibition game in Hermosillo, Mexico

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday that they will host the Colorado Rockies in a split-squad exhibition game at Estadio Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico on March 29. The announcement was made by D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall at a news conference at the Los Lagos Resort & Club in Hermosillo. "We have a rich history of playing games in Hermosillo and continuing that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks announce non-roster invitees

The Diamondbacks on Wednesday announced the 23 players will join the big-league team during spring training as non-roster invitees. The group is comprised of both minor leaguers and free agents signed to minor league deals this offseason, including 10 pitchers, five catchers, six infielders and two outfielders: Right-handed pitchers (8): Jake Barrett, Blake Beavan, Aaron Blair, Archie...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (16) | 2013 (8) | 2012 (5) | 2011 (23) | 2010 (28) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [64-98] NL West AAA: [81-63] Pacific Coast League - Reno AA: [79-58] Southern League - Mobile A+: [75-65] California League - Visalia A: [83-56] Midwest League - South Bend (2015: Kane County) A(ss): [48-28] Northwest League - Hillsboro Graduated...
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Player Profile #117: Mark Trumbo | 1B/OF | ARI

Around this time last year we were projecting huge things from Mark Trumbo in his first year in the desert. He checked in at 56th overall in our 2014 Top 200 Countdown on the strength of a projected 36 HR and 97 RBI. I take partial responsibility for missing on Trumbo. Of all the contributors here at Baseball Professor, I’m by far the most pro-Trumbo, but that’s because I...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10: First Basemen

  Paul Goldschmidt is one the baseball’s best and is the lone bright spot on a weak Arizona team. Baseball Hot Corner is about to wrap up the Top 10 feature. First base is one of the most star studded positions in baseball. There is a ton of talent at first base, mainly from an offensive standpoint. It is rare to find a first basemen that can’t just hit but also play some...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Arizona Diamondbacks

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / Chicago […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 5

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a recommendation on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks announce deal for Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced an agreement with 21-year-old Cuban pitching prospect Yoan Lopez. The team said Saturday that Lopez had a deal for a minor league contract. The 6-foot-4 right-hander played three seasons in Cuba's top league, going 15-13 with a 3.76 ERA. Lopez got an $8.27 million signing bonus, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson selects surprise cap for Hall plaque

Election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame was a near foregone conclusion for former Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson.  Between those two teams, it was unclear which cap he would adorn.  Both franchises are “relatively” new, with Seattle beginning American League play in 1977 and Arizona beginning on the Senior Circuit 21 years later in 1998...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs to give away 5 bobbleheads in 2015

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the 2015 promotional schedule, highlighted by the retirement of Randy Johnson's No. 51 and bobblehead giveaway in 2015. D-backs mini-plans will go on sale Jan. 26 allowing fans to secure their seats for the historic festivities and include options for a 10-Game Mini-Plan and Prime Seat 6-Pack. Johnson will be inducted into the National...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Trumbo, Reed still without deals for 2015

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks and right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on Friday reportedly agreed on a $4.275 million contract for 2015, leaving outfielder Mark Trumbo and closer Addison Reed as the only arbitration-eligible players left. The sides are to exchange salary figures today, and the arbitration process will continue until an agreement is reached or an arbitrator sets the player...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hellickson, Diamondbacks agree at $4,275,000

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, agreeing to a one-year contract for $4,275,000. The Diamondbacks acquired Hellickson in an offseason trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Hellickson, the 2011 AL Rookie of the Year, spent most of last season on the disabled list. He was 1-5 with a 4.52 ERA and made $3,625,000. He has a...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson Hall of Fame cap to have D-Backs logo

PHOENIX (AP) Randy Johnson will wear an Arizona Diamondbacks cap on his plaque in baseball's Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Friday. Johnson had said it was out of his hands as to whether the cap would be from the Diamondbacks, from his previous team, the Seattle Mariners, or have no insignia at all. Johnson said in a statement Friday that after thinking about...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former big leaguer Kameron Loe suspended 50 games for drugs

NEW YORK (AP) Former major league pitcher Kameron Loe has been suspended 50 games for a drug violation. The commissioner's office announced Thursday that Loe and outfielder Terrell Joyce had been penalized 50 games each under the minor league program after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Both players are free agents. The 33-year-old Loe is 34-43 with a 4.49 ERA in nine...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Sources: D-Backs, Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez agree to deal

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract with Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez that includes an $8.27 million signing bonus, two people with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday. A hard-throwing 21-year-old right-hander, Lopez is expected to begin his Diamondbacks career in the minor leagues. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart: lack of analytics make Diamondbacks “true baseball team”

Just when you think we were entering a new era of Arizona Diamondbacks baseball, with less silly statements from the team’s management, think again. Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart took a not so subtle shot at advanced analytics when talking to Nick Piecoro of AZCentral about the team’s pursuit of free agent starter James Shields. “I think James is a throwback guy by the way...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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