The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday they have claimed pitcher Zack Burdi off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. Across two seasons playing in the major leagues, Burdi has 15 appearances and a 7.79 ERA in 17.1 innings.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo retained his job with a one-year extension prior to the end of the season, but following a 52-110 season, his staff will see a shakeup as the team gets ready for 2022.
Hazen didn’t officially label the Diamondbacks’ situation as a rebuild, reload, “step back,” or any similar terminology, and he also indicated that it might not take too long to get the organization back on track.
Ahead of finishing the 2021 regular season this weekend, the Arizona Diamondbacks named outfielder Alek Thomas and pitcher Ryne Nelson as the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year on Friday.
Losing more than 100 games in an MLB season usually happens when there’s more than one reason for failure. For the Arizona Diamondbacks, that realistic view played a part in the team opting not to scapegoat or blame manager Torey Lovullo for the results this season.
Former Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley and JoAnn Fitzsimmons, wife of late former Suns head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons, will be honorary chairs at the 2021 Crest Insurance Group Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission announced.
Manager Torey Lovullo will return to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ dugout next season. That’s one big decision made, but in the grand scheme of things, a relatively small starting point for the upcoming offseason.
With his ball club reaching the century mark in losses, an occurrence in only one other Arizona Diamondbacks season in franchise history, manager Torey Lovullo said Thursday he was “not an idiot” and knew what could be coming next.
Madison Bumgarner is a hero for the San Francisco Giants and was treated accordingly on Tuesday night. Bumgarner left the Giants in free agency after the 2019 season and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.