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Shelby Miller Decides To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Apr 29, 2017 7:42 PM

Shelby Miller has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Miller, who was also diagnosed with a flexor strain, had been evaluating his options, which included trying to rehab the injury through non-surgical options.

"It's the best decision I think we could make," Miller said

Miller is 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA in four starts this season. He went 3-12 with a 6.15 ERA in 2016.

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Shelby Miller Considering Tommy John Surgery

Apr 28, 2017 7:56 AM

Shelby Miller has been diagnosed with a flexor strain and partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Miller is considering his options, including Tommy John surgery and is expected to decide soon.

The non-surgical route for Miller would include a platelet-rich plasma injection or stem cell treatment.

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Shelby Miller Sent For Third Opinion From Dr. James Andrews

Apr 27, 2017 10:01 AM

Shelby Miller's MRI is being sent to Dr. James Andrews for a third opinion.

Miller was asked directly if the first two readings of his MRI showed a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

"They see something in there," Miller said to reporters. "They haven't given me specifics yet, exactly what it is or how we're going to handle it or what we're going to do to fix it."

The Arizona Diamondbacks have downplayed the injury thus far.

"It's part of the plan that we had talked about all along where we were going to have this group look at it and come together and get as much information as we possibly could, and pass it along to Shelby and figure out what the best game plan is," Torey Lovullo said.

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Shelby Miller Leaves Start With Forearm Tightness

Apr 24, 2017 7:47 AM

Shelby Miller left the Arizona Diamondbacks' loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday after just four innings because of right forearm tightness.

Miller threw four shutout innings before walking two batters and giving up an RBI double. He threw one more pitch, then left after a visit to the mound by the Arizona trainer.

He will have a precautionary MRI on Monday.

Torey Lovullo said he got a signal from an Arizona player that something wasn't right and made the decision to remove Miller from the game.

"These are tough things for me to address. It is really unfortunate," Lovullo said. "Shelby has been throwing the ball really well. This is a minor setback for him but, numbers aside, you just hate to have a situation like this pop up."

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Buster Posey 'Doing Good' After Fastball To Helmet

Apr 11, 2017 8:44 AM

Buster Posey was doing well on Monday night after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker.

Posey will be re-evaluated, but Bruce Bochy said, "He's doing good, he's doing fine."

Posey got up on his own after being hit but exited the game. Nick Hundley entered to pinch run and stay in the game as catcher.

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Bumgarner Sets MLB Opening Day Record For Pitchers With Two HRs

Apr 2, 2017 7:58 PM

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs Sunday to set the major league record for the most Opening Day home runs by a pitcher.

The Giants' starter hit homers in both of his at-bats. Bumgarner hit a line-drive homer against Arizona's Zack Greinke to set the record.

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Shelby Miller Flashing Increased Velocity This Spring

Mar 23, 2017 8:27 AM

After an incredibly disappointing 2016 season, Shelby Miller is showing flashes of improvement this spring.

During an appearance on Wednesday against a squad of San Francisco Giants prospects, Miller had seven strikeouts and his four-seamer was sitting at 93-96 mph, touching 97.

"Throw up a second deck [of seats] and better competition, and you can bump that [velocity] up even more," a scout said of Miller.

Last season, Miller had the second-highest ERA (6.15), WHIP (1.67) and average against (.310) of any pitcher with at least 100 innings.

"I know what I read and I know what I saw last year," Torey Lovullo said. "I would have never guessed -- from my first interaction being on the phone to my first physical interaction -- I never would have guessed he had a tough year last year. He is on a really good path, a very forward path to being successful.

"I think he's ready to do some special things this year."

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Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed

Mar 22, 2017 8:17 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

The San Diego Padres had previously been linked to Ahmed.

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Diamondbacks Willing To Listen To Offers For Nick Ahmed

Mar 17, 2017 4:07 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are willing to trade Nick Ahmed if a trade surfaces.

The club added Ketel Marte and Daniel Descalso to their infield this offseason and Ildemaro Vargas has emerged as an option this spring as well.

The San Diego Padres reportedly have had interest in Ahmed in the past.

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Zack Greinke Calls Diminished Velocity 'Not Ideal'

Mar 10, 2017 7:34 AM

Zack Greinke has been pitching with diminished velocity this spring, a development that has become concerning.

"It's still early," Greinke said. "It is what it is. It's still early and it's not like some crazy, crazy thing. But it's not ideal, either."

Last year, Greinke's fastball topped out at 93 mph in his second start of the spring. On Wednesday, his fastball was as high as 89.5 mph.

Greinke began his throwing program later this year than he did in previous springs and he seemed hopeful that was part of the explanation for the dip in velocity.

"Stuff has taken a dip even since last year," a rival scout said. "hopefully it's just spring training and he's working into shape. It wasn't good today."

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Ron Gardenhire Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
Ron Gardenhire, recently hired as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks, has announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Diamondbacks, Daniel Descalso Agree To $1.5M Contract
The deal also carries a $2 million option for 2018 with a $150,000 buyout.

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Andy Marte Dies In Car Crash In Dominican Republic
According to Baseball America, Andy Marte was playing winter league baseball for Las Aguilas Cibaenas.

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Diamondbacks Sue County To Explore Stadium Options
The Diamondbacks have filed suit against the Maricopa County Stadium District to ask for the removal of a clause in their contract that prevents the team from exploring other stadium options.

Associated Press

Diamondbacks Trade Peter O'Brien To Royals
The Diamondbacks have traded Peter O'Brien to the Royals for minor league right-hander Sam Lewis.

Associated Press

Curt Schilling Blames Trump Support For HOF Shut-Out
In a recent video published by TMZ, Curt Schilling said he believes his support of President-elect Donald Trump is one reason he's losing Hall of Fame support among baseball journalists.

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Source: D-Backs, Jeff Mathis Agree To Two-Year, $4M Deal
Jeff Mathis played the past four seasons as the No. 2 catcher for the Marlins.

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Mariners Acquire Jean Segura From Diamondbacks For Taijuan Walker
Seattle also received outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Zac Curtis, while Arizona landed shortstop Ketel Marte.

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Diamondbacks Expect To Have Payroll In $100M Range
The Diamondbacks expect to operate with a payroll in the $100 million range, which wouldn't give them much wiggle room to improve the roster this offseason.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Hire Jared Porter Away From Cubs
The Diamondbacks have hired Jared Porter as senior vice president and assistant general manager.

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D-Backs Hire Torey Lovullo As Manager
The D-Backs are expected to introduce Tony Lovullo at a Monday news conference.

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Report: Curt Schilling Faked Wanting To Stay In Game 4 Of World Series
Curt Schilling faked his pleas to stay in his Game 4 start in the 2001 World Series, according to his former catcher Damian Miller.

Mark W. Sanchez/New York Post

Diamondbacks, Rockies To Interview Don Wakamatsu
Don Wakamatsu is currently the bench coach for the Royals.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Diamondbacks To Hire Amiel Sawdaye As Assistant GM
Amiel Sawdaye was also under consideration to be named GM of the Red Sox and had been linked to the Twins as well.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Twins In Mix To Hire Amiel Sawdaye
Amiel Sawdaye, currently the vice president of international and amateur scouting for the Red Sox, is weighing a number of options this month.

Peter Gammons

Mike Hazen: Goal In Arizona Is To Win Championship
Mike Hazen jumped at the chance to take over the lead in baseball operations with the Diamondbacks despite working as the general manager of his hometown Red Sox.

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D-Backs Name Mike Hazen New GM
Mike Hazen had been serving as GM of the Red Sox, but Dave Dombrowski had the final say on baseball decisions.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Expected To Seek Permission To Speak With Mike Rizzo
The Arizona Diamondbacks intend to ask the Washington Nationals for permission to speak with Mike Rizzo about their open front office position, according to a report.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Ned Colletti May Be GM Candidate For Diamondbacks
Ned Colletti is on the Diamondbacks' list of potential general manager candidates, according to a report.

J.P. Hoornstra/Southern California News Group

Diamondbacks Have List Of Five Potential GM Candidates
Major League Baseball vice president Kim Ng is under consideration, according to the report.

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