The Arizona Diamondbacks announced seven roster moves on Friday, including designating pitcher Junior Guerra for assignment. Guerra, a 35-year-old with just over five seasons of MLB experience, spent just one year with the D-backs.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday they have acquired infielder Ronny Simon from the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later from the trade deadline deal involving reliever Andrew Chafin.
Arizona Diamondbacks assistant general managers and senior vice presidents Jared Porter and Amiel Sawdaye have interviewed with the Los Angeles Angels for their general manager opening, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
The Diamondbacks have exercised their $4.25M club option on right-hander Merrill Kelly for the 2021 season, as per a team press release. Kelly and fellow right-handers Corbin Martin and Jeremy Beasley were all reinstated from the injured list and placed on Arizona’s 40-man roster, bringing the team’s total to 38 of 40 players.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and first baseman Kevin Cron have agreed to part ways after the 27-year-old spent part of two seasons in the desert. Cron, an Arizona native from Mountain Pointe High School, batted .170 over 98 plate appearances in the big leagues with six home runs and 16 RBI.
Zac Gallen’s strong second season as a major league pitcher netted him a spot on the All-MLB Team voting list. Gallen, who was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks via a trade with the Miami Marlins at the trade deadline in 2019, finished the year with a 3-2 record, to go with a 2.75 ERA and a 2.7 WAR.
It was common practice all year for the Tampa Bay Rays to turn to their bullpen the third time around an opponent’s batting order. But when they did so Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning in a deciding World Series game, it looked like a potential miscue by manager Kevin Cash.
Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Luis Urueta has interviewed for the Boston Red Sox’s vacant managerial position, according to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas. Urueta reportedly also spoke with the Red Sox when Alex Cora was fired in January.
The finalists for the 2020 Gold Gloves were announced on Thursday and two Arizona Diamondbacks made the cut. David Peralta got the nod in left field, joining the Cincinnati Reds’ Shogo Akiyama and Tyler O’Neill from the St.
The World Series has begun. The Diamondbacks are helpless spectators. They are stuck watching the uncatchable Dodgers, a team closing in on their first championship in over 30 years, crowning their reign of dominance in the National League.