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Steve Martone Named Assistant GM With Angels

Nov 18, 2015 7:42 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have named Steve Martone their assistant general manager, according to a source.

Martone spent the last two years as the New York Yankees' manager of professional scouting.

He comes over from the Yankees with new general manager Billy Eppler, who was hired earlier this offseason.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

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Phillies Send Prospect To D-Backs For Hellickson

Nov 14, 2015 4:44 PM

The Diamondbacks have traded right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the Phillies for right-handed pitching prospect Sam McWilliams.

The 28-year-old Hellickson went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts after being traded to Arizona from Tampa Bay last offseason. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2011 and won a Gold Glove in 2012.

Hellickson is 49-48 with a 3.94 ERA in 142 games in six big league seasons.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Reds, D-Backs Have Discussed Phillips, Hill Swap

Nov 11, 2015 6:19 PM

The Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks have discussed the framework of a trade that would send Brandon Phillips to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Aaron Hill.

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.

Phillips has two years and $27 million left on his contract, while Hill is owed $12 million in the final year of his deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Howie Kendrick Seeking Four-Year Deal

Nov 10, 2015 5:33 PM

Howie Kendrick is looking for a four-year deal on the free agent market.

Besides the Los Angeles Dodgers, who could re-sign the 32-year-old, the Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Kansas City Royals may be in the market for a second baseman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks Don't Want To Deal Position Players To Fill Out Rotation

Nov 9, 2015 8:03 AM

The Arizona 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.

"I know there are going to be a lot of agents there," Stewart said of the general manager's meetings this week. "We may be able to get an opportunity to talk to these guys about some of the free agents. I don't know if there's going to be a lot as far as the trades are concerned."

Stewart is proud of the position player depth the organization has built, so he would prefer to sign pitchers than trade for them.

The Diamondbacks "do have a little money to spend," Stewart said, and he sounded willing to surrender a draft pick for the right free agents.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

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

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Sources: Diamondbacks Want Matt Williams As Third Base Coach

Nov 6, 2015 7:22 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have offered the third-base coach's job to Matt Williams, according to sources.

Williams is a former player, coach and minority owner of the Diamondbacks.

He spent the last two seasons as the manager of the Washington Nationals.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

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Padres Hire Andy Green As Manager

Oct 29, 2015 3:14 PM

The San Diego Padres will hire Andy Green as their manager, according to multiple sources and reports.

Green is currently the third base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Padres announced via Twitter they will hold a news conference at 6 p.m. ET at Petco Park to introduce a new manager.

Green, 38, played parts of four seasons in the majors before starting his coaching career in 2011.


Tags: San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks May Fill Pitching Coach Vacancy Internally

Oct 26, 2015 6:59 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have interviewed at least six coaches from their organization as they search for a new pitching coach.

The front office sat down with minor-league pitching coordinator Dan Carlson and rehab coordinator Brad Arnsberg, along with all four of their full-season affiliate pitching coaches -- Mike Parrott (Triple-A), Wellington Cepeda (Double-A), Gil Heredia (High-A) and Doug Bochtler (Low-A).

There are also a number of outside candidates for the position, including Gil Patterson, who has spent the past three seasons as the New York Yankees' minor-league pitching coordinator, and Garvin Alston, who just completed his first season in the same role with the Oakland Athletics.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks Could Target Mike Leake

Oct 20, 2015 7:12 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be looking for a starting pitcher or two this offseason and some believe they'll target Mike Leake.

Leake doesn't have a draft pick tied to him in free agency because he was traded to the San Francisco Giants at midseason.

The Giants may be interested in re-signing Leake as well.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Phil Nevin Receiving Interest From Nationals, Marlins

Oct 8, 2015 3:37 PM

Phil Nevin has received interest from the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins for their managerial vacancies.

Nevin has been manager of the Reno Aces, AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, since the 2014 season.

Zach Buchanan/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

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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

Zack Greinke Goes Eight Scoreless, Reduces ERA To 1.61
Zack Greinke dominated the D-Backs on Sunday, a 4-3 win for the first-place Dodgers.

Kris Bryant Hits 467-Foot Blast Off Video Board
The Cubs beat the D-Backs 6-4 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep at Wrigley Field.

Mets Trade Two Prospects To D-Backs For Addison Reed
The Mets have sent right-handed pitchers Miller Diaz and Matt Koch to the D-Backs for Addison Reed.

Source: Mets To Acquire Addison Reed From D-Backs
Reliever Addison Reed is 2-2 with a 4.20 in 38 appearances with the D-Backs this season.

A.J. Pollock Open To Extension With Diamondbacks
A.J. Pollock, 27, will have over three years of service time by the end of the season, making him eligible for arbitration for the first time and putting him on pace to become a free agent after the 2

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Arizona Wants To Make Goldschmidt 'A Lifetime Diamondback'
Paul Goldschmidt is under contract for several more seasons, but the Diamondbacks will consider an even longer deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays Get Cliff Pennington From Diamondbacks
The Blue Jays have acquired Cliff Pennington and cash from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Minor League shortstop Dawel Lugo.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Astros Acquire Oliver Perez From Diamondbacks
The Astros have acquired Oliver Perez from the Diamondbacks for a Minor League pitcher.

Associated Press

Padres Asked For Paul Goldschmidt From D-Backs For Craig Kimbrel
A Padres source was adamant that the mention of Paul Goldschmidt was not serious.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Report: Arizona No Longer Discussing Aroldis Chapman
The Diamondbacks' trade talks regarding Aroldis Chapman are now dead.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Source: Diamondbacks Waiting For Answer From Reds On Chapman
The Diamondbacks made a proposal to the Reds for Aroldis Chapman and are awaiting an answer, according to a source.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Diamondbacks Discussing Aroldis Chapman With Reds
Cincinnati has reportedly placed a huge asking price on the closer.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Diamondbacks Reach Out To Phillies About Cole Hamels
Arizona is interested in adding Cole Hamels for the future. They entered play on Monday five games under .500.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame
Craig Biggio is the first Astro to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

D-Backs Beat Deadline To Agree With Top Pick
Shortstop Dansby Swanson agreed Friday to a $6.5M signing bonus with the Diamondbacks.

Phillies Acquire International Signing Slot From Diamondbacks
The Phillies have acquired the No. 1 international signing slot from the 2015-16 signing period from the Diamondbacks for right-hander Chris Oliver, left-hander Josh Taylor, and the No. 9 slot.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Work With Mental Coach Has Helped Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt believes that a majority of his success at the Major League level can be attributed to his mental approach.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

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