Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Diamondbacks Ownership Stopped Shelby Miller Trade To Marlins

Aug 22, 2016 7:50 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins worked out a trade that would have sent Shelby Miller to the National League East in exchange for three pitchers, but Arizona ownership shot down the deal.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today writes that Diamondbacks ownership said such a trade "just wouldn't look good" considering the huge package the club gave up to acquire Miller from the Atlanta Braves just last winter.

The Diamondbacks were also considering replacing Chip Hale with Triple-A manager Phil Nevin before being told that ownership wouldn't approve such a move.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, Trade Rumor

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Maricopa County Moves To Sell Diamondbacks' Ballpark

Aug 18, 2016 7:45 AM

Maricopa County officials have taken significant steps to sell the downtown Phoenix ballpark that has been the only home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The county's Stadium District Board of Directors unanimously voted to sign a letter of intent, opening the door for Integral Group, LLC, to negotiate to buy Chase Field for a minimum price of $60 million.

"We are here today to protect the taxpayer," board chairman Clint Hickman said. "This is the best of what private business can offer."

Officials said any sale will not affect current agreements to keep the Diamondbacks there through the end of the team's contracted tenancy in 2027.

Associated Press

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Diamondbacks Considering Extension For Welington Castillo

Aug 17, 2016 7:42 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had internal discussions about a contract extension for Welington Castillo, Dave Stewart says.

It doesn't appear as though those talks have begun as the Diamondbacks settle on a course of action.

Castillo, 29, is playing out his second-to-last season of team control on a $3.7 million arbitration agreement.

He can become a free agent after the 2017 season.

Jack Magruder/Fan Rag

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor

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David Peralta To Undergo Season-Ending Wrist Surgery

Aug 11, 2016 7:22 AM

David Peralta will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist Thursday.

Peralta has had issues with his wrist since he first injured it last season, when he was informed that he may have irritated a ligament. Since then, he has made two different trips to the disabled list because of the injury.

After combining to hit .301/.351/.492 with 25 home runs in 865 plate appearances from 2014-15, Peralta's offensive output dipped to .251/.295/.433 with four homers in 183 trips to the plate this season.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury

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D-Backs To Start Zack Greinke On Tuesday

Aug 6, 2016 1:39 AM

Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke is scheduled to come off the 15-day disabled list in time to start Tuesday's game against the Mets in New York.

Greinke has been sidelined since July 3 because of a left oblique strain.

ESPN.com

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Alexi Ogando Opts Out Of Deal With Diamondbacks

Aug 3, 2016 3:47 PM

Alexi Ogando has opted out of his Minor League contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ogando, 32, immediately becomes a free agent.

He began the season with the Atlanta Braves and posted a 3.94 ERA in 32 innings.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor

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Diamondbacks "Not Moving" Shelby Miller

Aug 1, 2016 1:02 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have no plans to trade Shelby Miller, according to Dave Stewart.

Stewart told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports of Miller: "We're not moving him."

The Diamondbacks sent a huge package to the Atlanta Braves for Miller, but he has disappointed this season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Trade Rumor

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Yanks Acquire Tyler Clippard From D-Backs

Jul 31, 2016 2:15 PM

The New York Yankees moved quickly to add bullpen help after trading Andrew Miller, acquiring reliever Tyler Clippard from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The Diamondbacks received right-hander Vicente Campos in return for Clippard.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Diamondbacks Nearing Daniel Hudson Trade

Jul 28, 2016 4:54 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks don't expect to finalize a trade involving Daniel Hudson on Thursday, but they are getting heavy interest from three teams.

The New York Mets have been linked to Hudson, but they are not among the clubs nearing a deal for the pitcher.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Send Shelby Miller To Minor Leagues

Jul 15, 2016 7:42 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent Shelby Miller to the Minor Leagues.

"I've been struggling up here for a while," Miller said. "I'm surprised I stayed up here this long."

Miller has been a major disappointment after the Diamondbacks got him in an offseason trade with the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Ender Inciarte, 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson and top pitching prospect Aaron Blair.

"We just have to find a way to get him back to pitching the way he can," manager Chip Hale said.

The right-hander is 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA.

Associated Press

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Madison Bumgarner Throws One-Hit Shutout
Madison Bumgarner recored 14 strikeouts in beating the D-Backs by the score of 4-0 on Sunday night.

ESPN.com

Red Sox Trade Two Prospects To D-Backs For Brad Ziegler
The D-Backs receive Luis Alejandro Basabe and Jose Almonte who were both playing at Class A Greenville.

ESPN.com

D-Backs Place Zack Greinke On 15-Day DL
D-Backs starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a left oblique strain.

ESPN.com

Zack Greinke Leaves Start With Strained Oblique
Zack Greinke left Tuesday's start against the Phillies after two innings with tightness in his left oblique.

ESPN

Diamondbacks Considering Extensions For Daniel Hudson, Brad Ziegler
The Diamondbacks are struggling, but looking forward they will consider contract extensions for Daniel Hudson and Brad Ziegler.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Diamondbacks Aren't Ready To Shift Focus To 2017
The odds are stacked against the Diamondbacks' playoff hopes, but Tony La Russa says the club isn't yet shifting their focus to next season.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Place Shelby Miller On Disabled List
Shelby Miller, who was acquired from the Braves to be the team's No. 2 starter behind Zack Greinke this past offseason, has struggled mightily.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks Hire Willie Bloomquist As Special Assistant
The Diamondbacks have hired Willie Bloomquist as a special assistant to president and CEO Derrick Hall.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Diamondbacks Aren't Close To Firing Chip Hale
Despite a report to the contrary, Tony La Russa says Chip Hale isn't on the hot seat with the Diamondbacks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Shelby Miller Plays Left Field For Diamondbacks
Shelby Miller played left field for the Diamondbacks late as they battled the Pirates in a 13-inning game.

Associated Press

Odd Mechanical Flaw Leading To Shelby Miller's Struggles
Shelby Miller has struggled mightily in his first four starts with the Diamondbacks.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Chip Hale 'Embarrassed' After Loss To Cubs
The Diamondbacks have struggled to begin the season, including a 14-6 loss to the Cubs on Thursday night.

ESPN

Diamondbacks Weighing Center Field Addition
The Diamondbacks haven't ruled out acquiring a center fielder to replace A.J. Pollock, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks Release Matt Reynolds
Matt Reynolds, 31, agreed to an arbitration-avoiding deal with the Diamondbacks back in November which gave him a $675,000 salary for this season.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

A.J. Pollock May Begin Season On DL
A.J. Pollock is dealing with elbow soreness and beginning the season on the DL is an option for the D-Backs.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Threaten To Leave If Chase Field Isn't Upgraded
The Diamondbacks are looking for a more lucrative stadium deal and are threatening to sue Maricopa County and leave downtown Phoenix if they aren't given a "state of the art" facility.

Craig Harris/Arizona Republic

Peter O'Brien Slugs Hardest-Hit HR Ever Recorded By Statcast
Peter O'Brien made history on Tuesday night with an eighth inning home run in a spring training game between the Diamondbacks and Giants.

Mike Petriello/MLB

D-Backs Sign Rickie Weeks To Minor League Contract
Rickie Weeks hit just .167 in 37 games for the Mariners last season, and was designated for assignment in June.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Extend Chip Hale Through 2017
Chip Hale has had his contract extended by the Diamondbacks through "at least" the 2017 season, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports