Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Diamondbacks Unlikely To Make Further Moves

Feb 4, 2016 7:27 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are not active on the trade or free agent market, according to Dave Stewart.

Arizona saved about $4 million in the trade that sent Aaron Hill and others to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jean Segura and more.

The Diamondbacks "don't have much going on," according to Stewart.

Arizona has already had a busy offseason, adding Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller to their rotation.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Trade Segura To D-Backs In Five-Player Deal

Jan 30, 2016 8:02 PM

The Brewers traded shortstop Jean Segura and minor league pitcher Tyler Wagner to the Diamondbacks in a five-player deal.

Milwaukee acquired infielder Aaron Hill, right-hander Chase Anderson, shortstop Isan Diaz and cash. The money is to offset Hill's 2016 salary, which is set at $12 million, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

ESPN.com

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Diamondbacks Trying To Trade Second Baseman

Jan 21, 2016 4:28 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are in "active trade talks" to move a second baseman, according to a report.

Bob Nightengale reports that trading a second baseman would allow Arizona to add Howie Kendrick in free agency.

Arizona currently has several options at second base -- Aaron Hill, Chris Owings and prospect Brandon Drury.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks, A.J. Pollock 'Not Far Apart' On Deal

Jan 19, 2016 7:35 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks and A.J. Pollock are "not far apart" in talks to avoid arbitration.

Pollock is the only Arizona player eligible for salary arbitration who has not reached an agreement on a one-year deal.

The outfielder filed for arbitration Friday at $3.9 million, while the team countered with $3.65 million.

"We're not far apart," Dave Stewart said. "We're willing, if they're willing, to get to a ground where this thing doesn't have to go [to a hearing]. Both sides have to be willing, and if that can happen because the numbers are so close, we should be able to get this thing settled."

The team had expressed a desire to sign Pollock to a multiyear contract.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks To Acquire Cody Hall From Giants

Jan 13, 2016 4:36 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to acquire Cody Hall from the San Francisco Giants.

Hall was recently designated for assignment.

The 28-year-old only pitched 8 1/3 innings at the Major League level in 2015.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Fernando Rodney In 'Active Talks' With Four Teams

Jan 7, 2016 7:31 AM

Fernando Rodney is in "active talks" with multiple teams and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres are all in the mix.

Rodney struggled with the Seattle Mariners in 2015, but turned things around following a trade to the Cubs.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks Won't Sacrifice Another Draft Pick To Sign Free Agent

Jan 5, 2016 7:09 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who gave up with 13th overall pick in June's draft to sign Zack Greinke, aren't interested sacrificing another pick, according to Dave Stewart.

Arizona's highest remaining selection is a Competitive Balance Round A choice that currently rates as the 37th overall choice.

"We're not going to give up the pick," Stewart said. "It's just tough after we've already given up our first pick. To give up our top two picks, that would be difficult for us to do."

The news contradicts a Monday report that the Diamondbacks are interested in Howie Kendrick.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Draft, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks, Reds Discussed Brandon Phillips Trade

Dec 30, 2015 8:18 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks may be done making big moves this offseason, but Dave Stewart is open to making the right additions.

The club explored the possibility of acquiring Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds. Talks included Aaron Hill, but the Diamondbacks reportedly didn't feel comfortable taking on as much of Phillips' 2017 salary as the Reds desired.

Stewart added that the price of bullpen help on the trade market is higher than he feels comfortable paying, particularly given that the club gave up two top prospects in the Shelby Miller trade.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Braves Targeted Dansby Swanson Before Simmons Trade

Dec 21, 2015 7:21 AM

The Atlanta Braves like Dansby Swanson so much that they targeted him in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to dealing Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels.

"We've been in talks with Arizona since the end of the 2015 season," John Coppolella said. "We hoped to get Swanson, but we didn't know if, or how, the deal would materialize. We saw him as a fit for us, whether we made the Simmons trade or not. We just want really good players and he's a really good player."

According to rumors, Arizona was close to trades with the Cleveland Indians and Miami Marlins that would have ruined Atlanta's chances of landing Swanson.

"I don't know if Swanson would have been involved had the Diamondbacks made a deal with one of those teams," Coppolella said. "But if they had gotten a starting pitcher from one of them, they probably wouldn't have made the trade with us. We wouldn't have ended up with Swanson."

David Laurilla/FanGraphs

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Greinke Hints He Was Minutes From Re-Signing With Dodgers

Dec 14, 2015 8:14 AM

Zack Greinke was minutes away from agreeing to sign with another team when he learned that the Arizona Diamondbacks were interested.

Greinke wouldn't identify the club, but the question asked was about the Los Angeles Dodgers and he answered with a smile.

The right-hander liked what he heard from the Diamondbacks and a deal was completed the following day.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Braves Trade Shelby Miller To Diamondbacks
Atlanta will reportedly receive Ender Inciarte, right-hander Aaron Blair and 2015 No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cubs, Diamondbacks No Longer Targeting Shelby Miller
The Braves have been discussing Shelby Miller in trades, but the Cubs and Diamondbacks are no longer in the mix for the young pitcher.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Diamondbacks Completed Greinke Deal In Less Than 12 Hours
The Diamondbacks, who will officially announce Zack Greinke and his $206 million contract on Monday, didn't even enter the running to sign the right-hander until Friday morning.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Zack Greinke To Sign Six-Year, $206M Deal With Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a six-year deal with Zack Greinke.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Diamondbacks Still Covet Johnny Cueto
The Diamondbacks still have interest in signing Johnny Cueto after their initial offer was rebuffed, according to a report.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Johnny Cueto Rejected Offer From D-Backs
GM Dave Stewart says that free-agent Johnny Cueto turned down a lucrative offer from the D-Backs earlier this month.

ESPN.com

Pirates Acquire Allen Webster From D-Backs For Cash
Allen Webster was traded from the Red Sox last offseason.

Yahoo.com

D-Backs Name Dave Magadan Hitting Coach
Dave Magadan was the Rangers' hitting coach for the last three seasons.

Yahoo.com

Steve Martone Named Assistant GM With Angels
Steve Martone spent the last two years as the Yankees' manager of professional scouting.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Phillies Send Prospect To D-Backs For Hellickson
Jeremy Hellickson is 49-48 with a 3.94 ERA in 142 games during six major league seasons.

ESPN.com

Reds, D-Backs Have Discussed Phillips, Hill Swap
The talks aren't said to have reached a serious stage at this time, but the two infielders would be the center of the deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Howie Kendrick Seeking Four-Year Deal
Besides the Dodgers, who could re-sign the 32-year-old, the Angels, Yankees, Diamondbacks and Royals may be in the market for a second baseman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Diamondbacks Don't Want To Deal Position Players To Fill Out Rotation
The Diamondbacks need to add some pitching this offseason, but Dave Stewart hopes he can avoid dealing position players in order to fill out his rotation.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Sources: Diamondbacks Want Matt Williams As Third Base Coach
Matt Williams is a former player, coach and minority owner of the Diamondbacks.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Padres Hire Andy Green As Manager
Andy Green is currently the third base coach for the Diamondbacks.

ESPN

Diamondbacks May Fill Pitching Coach Vacancy Internally
The Diamondbacks have interviewed at least six coaches from their organization as they search for a new pitching coach.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Could Target Mike Leake
Mike Leake doesn't have a draft pick tied to him in free agency because he was traded to the Giants at midseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Phil Nevin Receiving Interest From Nationals, Marlins
Phil Nevin has been manager of the Reno Aces, AAA affiliate of the Diamondbacks, since the 2014 season.

Zach Buchanan/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Leaving Door Open For Peter O'Brien To Catch
Many were skeptical about Peter O'Brien as a Major League catcher when Arizona acquired him in a trade with the Yankees last year.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Rain Pours Through Roof At Chase Field
A strong thunderstorm moved through downtown Phoenix on Monday night, sending rain pouring through Chase Field's closed roof during the first inning of a game between between the Diamondbacks and Pad

Associated Press

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