Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

A's Acquire De La Rosa From Diamondbacks

Dec 18, 2014 5:00 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired cash from the Oakland Athletics for left-hander Eury De La Rosa.

De La Rosa, 24, began the 2014 season with Triple-A Reno and posted a 2.52 ERA in 36 relief appearances before being called up by Arizona July 5.

He then went 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 25 games for the Diamondbacks.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Red Sox Get Miley From Diamondbacks

Dec 11, 2014 8:27 AM

The Boston Red Sox will acquire Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and a minor-leaguer yet to be identified, according to a Major League source.

As of now, Miley appears to slot in as Boston's No. 3 starter.

Miley is arbitration eligible in 2015 and is projected to receive $4.3 million in arbitration this winter. He is under team control for the next three seasons, eligible for free agency after the 2017 season.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

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

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Diamondbacks Listening To Offers For Miley

Dec 10, 2014 11:16 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Wade Miley.

Arizona may be looking to move Miley in an attempt to drop their payroll under $90 million.

Miley, 28, is in his first of three seasons of arbitratration eligibility.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Arizona Unlikely To Use Salary Cleared In Montero Trade

Dec 10, 2014 7:48 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks don't appear likely to use the salary cleared in this week's Miguel Montero trade with the Chicago Cubs.

It's worth noting that the team signed Cuban defector Yasmany Tomas before the Montero trade.

Zach Buchanan/Arizona Republic

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

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Cubs Get Montero From Diamondbacks For Two Pitchers

Dec 9, 2014 7:42 PM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks in a trade that will send two Minor League pitchers to Arizona.

Chicago sent right-handed pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley to the Diamondbacks.

Montero, 31, is a .264 career hitter with a .763 OPS over parts of nine seasons in Arizona. He is in the middle of a five-year, $60 million contract and has $40 million owed to him over the next three seasons.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs Nearing Deal For Miguel Montero

Dec 9, 2014 12:14 PM

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a report.

A trade could be completed by the end of Tuesday.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Arizona Making Trumbo Available Via Trade

Dec 9, 2014 8:52 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have made Mark Trumbo available on the trade market.

The three-team deal involving Trumbo reportedly fell through recently.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs, Diamondbacks Discussing Montero Trade

Dec 9, 2014 8:49 AM

The Chicago Cubs are looking for a veteran catcher after missing out on Russell Martin and have discussed Miguel Montero with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Montero is owed $40 million over the next three seasons.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Finalize Deal With Tomas

Dec 9, 2014 8:24 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially announced a six-year, $68.5 million contract with Yasmany Tomas.

"This search for talent goes on for 100 years, and it was kind of limited. And now it's expanded to Latin America. Now it goes to the Pacific Rim," said Tony La Russa, hired in May as Arizona's chief baseball officer. "Recently Cuban players are re-emerging. You go to the old days with (Tony) Oliva and (Jose) Cardenal and (Bert) Campaneris, so you know they're playing quality baseball down there."

Tomas can opt out after the 2018 season and become a free agent again.

"If he plays well, my guess would be that ownership would want to extend his contract before his opt comes," general manager Dave Stewart said.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Ethier, Montero Deal Between D-Backs, Dodgers Falls Through

Dec 8, 2014 8:45 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers recently discussed a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks that would have involved Andre Ethier and Miguel Montero, but talks ended when Arizona ownership declined to provide final approval, according to sources.

The Dodgers would have sent Ethier and Tim Federowicz to the Diamondbacks for Montero and lower-level prospects, sources said.

Ethier is owed $53.5 million over the next three seasons, plus a $2.5 million buyout. Montero is owed $40 million over the same term.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Acquire Gregorius To Replace Jeter
The Yankees have acquired Didi Gregorius in a three-team deal with the Diamondbacks and Tigers.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Source: Giants Were Runners-Up For Tomas
The Giants were the runners-up for Yasmany Tomas, who agreed to a deal with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

D-Backs, Yasmany Tomas Agree To Six-Year Deal
Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, 24, is a corner outfielder who batted .375 in last year's WBC.

Indians Acquire Charles Brewer From D-Backs
The D-Backs had designated Charles Brewer for assignment this past Thursday.

Mariners Expected To Make Run At Justin Upton, Gattis
The Mariners are looking to add a right-handed bat and are expected to inquire with the Braves about Justin Upton or Evan Gattis, if they haven't already.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

D-Backs Acquire Hellickson From Rays
New D-Backs GM Dave Stewart sent the Rays two prospects, Andrew Velazquez and Justin Williams, for Jeremy Hellickson.

Rays Working On Trading Hellickson To NL Team
The Rays are working towards trading Jeremy Hellickson to a National League club and the Diamondbacks are reportedly interested.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

J.J. Putz Joins Arizona's Front Office
Putz spent the last four seasons as a member of the team's bullpen.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Former MLB Pitcher Brad Halsey Dies In Climbing Accident
Former pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident.

Diamondbacks Add Mark Grace To Hale's Staff
Mark Grace will join Chip Hale's staff with the Diamondbacks as assistant hitting coach.


Chip Hale Will Manage Diamondbacks
Chip Hale had been the bench coach of the Athletics.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Diamondbacks Could Use Shortstop To Acquire Pitching
The Diamondbacks have three players capable to being an everyday shortstop -- Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed -- which they could turn into pitching via trade.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Confirm Manager Candidates
The Diamondbacks have confirmed seven candidates for their managerial job -- Sandy Alomar Jr., Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin, Jim Tracy, Turner Ward and Joe McEwing.


D'Backs Fire Kirk Gibson
Bench coach Alan Trammell has also been relieved of his duties.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Report: D'Backs Offer GM Job To Stewart
It is unclear if Arizona has made an offer to Stewart or if a deal was in place, only that he is the club's top choice.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Diamondbacks To Announce New GM On Thursday
Dave Stewart is the heavy favorite for the job, although DeJon Watson is still under consideration.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Diamondbacks Have Decision To Make On Trumbo
Mark Trumbo has produced a disappointing season with the Diamondbacks, leaving the club to make a decision about his future this winter.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Aaron Hill Hopes To Remain With D-Backs In 2015
Aaron Hill sees himself enjoying a bounce-back season in 2015 and hopes it comes with the Diamondbacks.

Jack Magruder/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks Compile Initial List Of GM Candidates
The Diamondbacks, who fired Kevin Towers on Friday, have begun searching for a new general manager.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Towers Has Offer To Remain With Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks removed Kevin Towers from the position of general manager on Friday, but that doesn't mean his time with the organization is over.