Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Diamondbacks To Hire Amiel Sawdaye As Assistant GM

Oct 25, 2016 7:35 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will hire Amiel Sawdaye as assistant general manager under new GM Mike Hazen.

Sawdaye, who follows Hazen to Arizona from Boston, will also have the title of senior vice president.

He was also under consideration to be named GM of the Red Sox and had been linked to the Minnesota Twins as well.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Twins In Mix To Hire Amiel Sawdaye

Oct 24, 2016 7:11 AM

Amiel Sawdaye, currently the vice president of international and amateur scouting for the Boston Red Sox, is weighing a number of options this month.

Peter Gammons reports that Sawdaye is weighing whether to accept an offer to become Boston's general manager or Arizona's assistant general manager.

Sawdaye is also being courted by the Minnesota Twins.

Peter Gammons

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins

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Mike Hazen: Goal In Arizona Is To Win Championship

Oct 18, 2016 7:06 AM

Mike Hazen jumped at the chance to take over the lead in baseball operations with the Arizona Diamondbacks despite working as the general manager of his hometown Boston Red Sox.

Hazen will have the final say with the Diamondbacks, something he never had with the Red Sox.

"There are some great players here, and my job is to help bring this franchise to the next level," Hazen said. "It's an enormous responsibility and we're here to make a commitment to the fans. First and foremost, we're here to win a championship."

The Diamondbacks were searching for someone with a blend of traditional baseball evaluation skills and analytics after firing Dave Stewart a day after the season ended.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

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D-Backs Name Mike Hazen New GM

Oct 16, 2016 9:16 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks tapped into the Boston Red Sox organization for their new executive vice president and general manager, naming Mike Hazen to replace Dave Stewart.

"We feel very strongly that we have found the ideal candidate to lead our baseball operations," Arizona managing general partner Ken Kendrick said in a statement. "Mike's reputation throughout the game is impeccable, and his championship experience gives us great confidence in naming him to this position."

Hazen, 40, had been serving as general manager of the Red Sox, but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has the final say on baseball decisions. As executive vice president and general manager of the Diamondbacks, Hazen will have the authority.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Diamondbacks Expected To Seek Permission To Speak With Mike Rizzo

Oct 11, 2016 10:08 AM

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.

The request would come after Washington is done playing in the postseason.

The Diamondbacks reportedly have Rizzo at the top of their list.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals

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Ned Colletti May Be GM Candidate For Diamondbacks

Oct 7, 2016 4:27 PM

Ned Colletti is on the Arizona Diamondbacks' list of potential general manager candidates, according to a report.

Colletti, 62, served as general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2005-14 before giving way to current president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

The Dodgers retained Colletti as a senior advisor to team president/CEO Stan Kasten, but he no longer plays a role in the decision-making process when it comes to baseball operations.

J.P. Hoornstra/Southern California News Group

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks Have List Of Five Potential GM Candidates

Oct 6, 2016 5:04 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled a list of five potential general manager candidates heading into the offseason.

Major League Baseball vice president Kim Ng is under consideration, according to the report.

The Diamondbacks are also looking at current assistant general manager Bryan Minniti, farm director Mike Bell, Milwaukee Brewers vice president of scouting Ray Montgomery and former Diamondbacks assistant GM Peter Woodfork.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

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Tony La Russa Remains With Diamondbacks, But Won't Run Baseball Ops

Oct 4, 2016 7:50 AM

Tony La Russa remains with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who fired Dave Stewart and Chip Hale on Monday, but he will no longer run the team's baseball operations department.

The Diamondbacks will hire a new decision-maker, but that person's title has yet to be determined.

CEO Derrick Hall says the new hire will be expected to put greater emphasis on analytics.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

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D-Backs Fire Chip Hale, Dave Stewart

Oct 3, 2016 5:28 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale was fired Monday afternoon along with general manager Dave Stewart, whose team finished 69-93, 22 games out of first place, and missed the playoffs again.

The team announced in a release on Monday that it will discuss an appropriate role for chief baseball officer Tony La Russa in the future.

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Rubby De La Rosa Hoping To Avoid Tommy John With Stem Cell Treatment

Sep 27, 2016 7:57 AM

Rubby De La Rosa will receive a stem cell injection on Tuesday in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery.

It would be the Arizona Diamondbacks' right-hander's second Tommy John surgery.

De La Rosa is set for free agency before the start of the 2019 season.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury

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Zack Greinke Unlikely To Pitch Again This Season
Zack Greinke's MRI on his shoulder Friday showed no evidence of structural damage.

Zack Greinke's MRI Shows Only Swelling
D-Backs pitching ace Zack Greinke could be available to start next week.

D-Backs Parting Ways With VP De Jon Watson
Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart may also be fired after the season.

Tony La Russa: Adam Jones Wrong In Saying MLB Is A 'White Man's Sport'
Tony La Russa recognizes there are issues that affect the black community in the United States, but disagrees with Adam Jones, who said Major League Baseball is a "white man's sport."


Diamondbacks Executives At Odds, Futures Uncertain
The Diamondbacks have disappointed and the internal drama extends beyond the uncertain futures of Chip Hale and the club's top executives.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks Not Interested In Trading Shelby Miller This Winter
They reportedly listened to interest from the Dodgers after Zack Greinke cleared waivers.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Dodgers Approached Diamondbacks About Zack Greinke Trade
The Dodgers approached the Diamondbacks about a potential Zack Greinke trade after the pitcher cleared revocable trade waivers earlier this month, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Demotion Expected To Delay Shelby Miller's Free Agency
The Diamondbacks have scheduled Shelby Miller for at least one more Triple-A start which will leave him unable to accrue enough days on the active roster this year to reach four full years of MLB serv

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Ownership Stopped Shelby Miller Trade To Marlins
The Diamondbacks and 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/USA Today

Maricopa County Moves To Sell Diamondbacks' Ballpark
Maricopa County officials have taken significant steps to sell the downtown Phoenix ballpark that has been the only home of the Diamondbacks.

Associated Press

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

Jack Magruder/Fan Rag

David Peralta To Undergo Season-Ending Wrist Surgery
David 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.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

D-Backs To Start Zack Greinke On Tuesday
Zack Greinke has been sidelined since July 3 with a left oblique strain.

Alexi Ogando Opts Out Of Deal With Diamondbacks
Alexi Ogando, 32, immediately becomes a free agent.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Diamondbacks "Not Moving" Shelby Miller
Dave Stewart told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports of Shelby Miller: "We're not moving him."

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yanks Acquire Tyler Clippard From D-Backs
The D-Backs received pitcher Vincente Campos in return for Tyler Clippard.

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

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Diamondbacks Send Shelby Miller To Minor Leagues
The Diamondbacks have sent Shelby Miller to the Minor Leagues.

Associated Press

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.

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.