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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Marlins' Edinson Volquez No-Hits D-Backs

Jun 4, 2017 2:27 AM

Edinson Volquez threw the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history, facing the minimum 27 batters on Saturday and beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0. Tied for the major league lead in losses when the game began, he struck out 10, and the two baserunners who reached on walks were erased by double plays.

He needed 98 pitches, the last of those striking out Chris Owings to complete the masterpiece.

"When I passed the seventh, I said, 'I'm going to go for it," Volquez said. "And I got it."

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Diamondbacks Place Taijuan Walker On DL

May 22, 2017 8:02 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed Taijuan Walker on the disabled list with a blister.

The move is retroactive to Saturday, May 20.

Walker, pitching in his first season with the Diamondbacks, has a 3.46 ERA, 7.96 K/9, 3.12 BB/9 and a 50 percent ground-ball rate across 52 innings.

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Diamondbacks Unlikely To Sign Doug Fister

May 16, 2017 10:14 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are probably out of the running to sign Doug Fister, according to general manager Mike Hazen.

It was reported last week that Fister would sign with a Major League club soon and the Diamondbacks were mentioned as one prominent possibility.

The Diamondbacks are now expected to look internally to fill the slot left by the injured Shelby Miller.

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Five Teams Watched Doug Fister Throw Last Week

May 8, 2017 7:51 AM

Doug Fister is beginning to draw interest from Major League clubs.

The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets had scouts in attendance to watch Fister throw in California last week.

Fister, 33, spent last season with the Houston Astros, throwing 180 1/3 innings with a 4.64 ERA (85 ERA+).

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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
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs against the D-Backs on Sunday.

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Shelby Miller Flashing Increased Velocity This Spring
After an incredibly disappointing 2016 season, Shelby Miller is showing flashes of improvement this spring.

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Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed
The Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Rays and Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Willing To Listen To Offers For Nick Ahmed
The club added Ketel Marte and Daniel Descalso to their infield this offseason and Ildemaro Vargas as emerged as an option this spring as well.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Zack Greinke Calls Diminished Velocity 'Not Ideal'
Zack Greinke has been pitching with diminished velocity this spring, a development that has become concerning.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

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.

Associated Press

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

Associated Press

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

ESPN.com

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.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

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.

ESPN

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.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

ESPN.com

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.

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