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Diamondbacks Place Shelby Miller On Disabled List

May 27, 2016 3:20 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will place Shelby Miller on the disabled list, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Miller, who was acquired from the Atlanta Braves to be the team's No. 2 starter behind Zack Greinke this past offseason, has struggled mightily.

In 45 2/3 innings over ten starts, Miller has surrendered 7.09 earned runs per nine while walking 30 and striking out 29 batters.

The DL stint will be because of finger issues he's battled since scraping his hand on the mound after releasing pitches.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Diamondbacks Hire Willie Bloomquist As Special Assistant

May 11, 2016 7:43 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Willie Bloomquist as a special assistant to president and CEO Derrick Hall.

He will contribute on both the business and baseball side of things for the franchise.

Bloomquist, who announced his retirement as a player earlier this spring, will attend community events, meet with corporate partners, interact with season ticket-holders, assist in Spring Training workouts and visit with Arizona's Minor League affiliates over the course of the season.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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Diamondbacks Aren't Close To Firing Chip Hale

May 6, 2016 7:46 AM

Despite a report to the contrary, Tony La Russa says Chip Hale isn't on the hot seat with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"There's no sense to that —€“ none," La Russa said. "I have a lot of respect for [the writer that made the suggestion]. I don't know how he figured that. Maybe it's because of the expectations.

"But if you backed up five days, we're at .500, a (half-game) out of first place. We had a difficult three against Colorado. We've lost two in Miami. You take a snapshot when you take it. But no, the issue is not Chip Hale."

The Diamondbacks finished 79-83 under Hale last season, an improvement of 15 wins.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Shelby Miller Plays Left Field For Diamondbacks

Apr 25, 2016 8:55 AM

Shelby Miller played left field for the Arizona Diamondbacks late as they battled the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 13-inning game on Sunday.

The Diamondbacks used Zack Greinke as a pinch hitter in the 12th inning and he lined a single during the club's rally. He was replaced by Miller, who scored a run as a pinch runner. Miller had to stay in the game after Nick Ahmed was ejected for arguing a called third strike.

Miller became the first Diamondbacks pitcher to play a position and the first Major Leaguer to do so since Jason Gurka played right field for the Colorado Rockies on Sept. 15.

Associated Press

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Odd Mechanical Flaw Leading To Shelby Miller's Struggles

Apr 22, 2016 2:46 PM

Shelby Miller has struggled mightily in his first four starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona traded a haul of young players to Atlanta for Miller this offseason. He has responded with a 8.59 ERA, 10 strikeouts and 11 walks in 14.2 innings.

Miller has had issues with his mechanics, specifically with his follow through, which has led to him hitting his pitching hand on the ground after releasing the pitch. He left his previous start with cuts on his hand and on Thursday the same thing happened.

Chip Hale said he'd never seen anything like it, not for a pitcher with an over-the-top delivery.

"He's staying more upright," Hale said. "It's just something he's been working on and he was doing a really good job of that in his pen."

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

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Chip Hale 'Embarrassed' After Loss To Cubs

Apr 8, 2016 4:44 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled to begin the season, including a 14-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

The Diamondbacks gave up 14 hits, walked 10 batters and made a series of defensive miscues.

"For me as manager and our coaching staff, it was embarrassing. That is the easiest way to put it," manager Chip Hale said. "We made some gaffes on defense that we worked so hard in spring training and we are close enough to spring training where we shouldn't make those mistakes."

ESPN

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Diamondbacks Weighing Center Field Addition

Apr 4, 2016 7:49 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't ruled out acquiring a center fielder to replace A.J. Pollock, according to a report.

Pollock will have surgery on his fractured elbow and there is no guarantee that he'll return this season.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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Diamondbacks Release Matt Reynolds

Mar 30, 2016 7:28 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have released Matt Reynolds.

Reynolds, 31, agreed to an arbitration-avoiding deal with the Diamondbacks back in November which gave him a $675,000 salary for this season.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

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A.J. Pollock May Begin Season On DL

Mar 27, 2016 1:37 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said opening the season on the DL is an option for outfielder A.J. Pollock.

Pollock has been dealing with soreness in his right elbow since March 8, and he was expected back in the lineup by early next week. Hale said he wants Pollock to get at least 35 at-bats in the remaining spring games.

"He has to get enough at-bats to feel ready," Hale told reporters. "So if that's not possible, then maybe the DL is an option."

ESPN.com

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Diamondbacks Threaten To Leave If Chase Field Isn't Upgraded

Mar 25, 2016 6:25 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a more lucrative stadium deal and are threatening to sue Maricopa County and leave downtown Phoenix if they aren't given a "state of the art" facility.

Maricopa County officials say they are willing to work with the Diamondbacks to enhance Chase Field, but they don't plan to give into the team's demands.

They also say a contract between the team and the county's stadium district prohibits the Diamondbacks from looking for a new home until 2024.

Craig Harris/Arizona Republic

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Peter O'Brien Slugs Hardest-Hit HR Ever Recorded By Statcast
Peter O'Brien made history on Tuesday night with an eighth inning home run in a spring training game between the Diamondbacks and Giants.

Mike Petriello/MLB

D-Backs Sign Rickie Weeks To Minor League Contract
Rickie Weeks hit just .167 in 37 games for the Mariners last season, and was designated for assignment in June.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Extend Chip Hale Through 2017
Chip Hale has had his contract extended by the Diamondbacks through "at least" the 2017 season, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

A.J. Pollock Agrees To Two-Year, $10.25M Deal With Diamondbacks
A Gold Glove winner, Pollock batted .315 in 2015, with 20 homers and 76 RBIs. He produced a team-high 192 hits.

ESPN

Tyler Clippard Signs With Diamondbacks
Clippard pitched for the A's and Mets last season, going a combined 5-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 69 appearances.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks May Shift Yasmany Tomas To Left Field
The Diamondbacks may shuffle their outfield alignment, possibly having left fielder David Peralta and right fielder Yasmany Tomas switch places.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Unlikely To Make Further Moves
Arizona saved about $4 million in the trade that sent Aaron Hill and others to the Brewers for Jean Segura and more.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Brewers Trade Segura To D-Backs In Five-Player Deal
The Brewers have acquired Aaron Hill, Chase Anderson, Isan Diaz, and cash for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Trying To Trade Second Baseman
Bob Nightengale reports that trading a second baseman would allow Arizona to add Howie Kendrick in free agency.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Diamondbacks, A.J. Pollock 'Not Far Apart' On Deal
The Diamondbacks and A.J. Pollock are "not far apart" in talks to avoid arbitration.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Diamondbacks To Acquire Cody Hall From Giants
The 28-year-old only pitched 8 1/3 innings at the Major League level in 2015.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Fernando Rodney In 'Active Talks' With Four Teams
Fernando Rodney is in "active talks" with multiple teams and the Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Cubs and Padres are all in the mix.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

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

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Diamondbacks, Reds Discussed Brandon Phillips Trade
The Diamondbacks may be done making big moves this offseason, but Dave Stewart is open to making the right additions.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Braves Targeted Dansby Swanson Before Simmons Trade
The Braves like Dansby Swanson so much that they targeted him in a trade with the Diamondbacks prior to dealing Andrelton Simmons.

David Laurilla/FanGraphs

Greinke Hints He Was Minutes From Re-Signing With Dodgers
Zack Greinke was minutes away from agreeing to sign with another team when he learned that the Diamondbacks were interested.

Associated Press

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