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DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
5 hours 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Arizona Diamondbacks

Following two consecutive 81-81 seasons, the Diamondbacks looked like a fringe contender in the NL West if everything went right for them this year. However, little worked out as hoped — whether it was pitching injuries, poor performance from past-their-prime veterans or just a general lack of talent on the roster general manager Kevin Towers assembled. The D-Backs fell down early...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Brad Ziegler's surgery more complicated than expected

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled to a 59-85 record this season entering Wednesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants. They have struggled both offensively and on the mound, ranking near the bottom of the league in runs scored and ERA. One injury that has hurt the team is that of reliever Brad Ziegler, who had surgery to repair his knee. But the surgery was...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: David Peralta, A.J. Pollock

While one Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder was able to return to the lineup last night, another is expected to be out until at least Friday. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that David Peralta is aiming to return then, having sat out since last Friday with a sore back. A.J. Pollock was able to play on Tuesday after also taking a seat on Saturday and Sunday.After battling...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: La Russa announces GM candidates

The search for the new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks has begun. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com has reported multiple times that the Diamondbacks are committed to improving their advanced metrics department. Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has said that the team will embrace advanced metrics more than in years past but the metrics department will not interfere with the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs outfielder walks to first...on ball three (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ender Inciarte had an embarrassing moment when he walked to first after ball three during his fifth inning at-bat in Friday night's game against Los Angeles.Inciarte took a 2-2 pitch low, tossed his bat aside and started jogging to first before being notified of his mistake. After double-checking with the...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire GM Towers

Kevin Towers has been relieved of his duties as general manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks according to multiple reports. The move was expected given the team’s awful 2014 season and the team’s hiring of Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer earlier this year. Towers spent nearly four years in the Diamondbacks front office. “Over the past three months, I have had the opportunity...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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