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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

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Zack Greinke Unlikely To Pitch Again This Season

Sep 25, 2016 1:50 AM

Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke had an MRI on his shoulder Friday, but there was no evidence of structural damage. However, manager Chip Hale said the right-hander is unlikely to pitch again in 2016.

"I think if he doesn't start Tuesday, there's probably a good chance he doesn't start again," Hale said Saturday.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Zack Greinke's MRI Shows Only Swelling

Sep 24, 2016 2:36 AM

An MRI to the shoulder of Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke showed no structural damage, and manager Chip Hale said the right-hander could be available to start next week after all, according to the Arizona Republic.

"He's fine," Hale said, according to the Republic. "Just a little swelling. We'll talk about his start. Probably not going to be able to start against the Nationals. We'll have to decide who that's going to be."

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D-Backs Parting Ways With VP De Jon Watson

Sep 19, 2016 12:59 AM

The Diamondbacks are parting with senior VP of baseball operations De Jon Watson, and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said he and GM Dave Stewart may also be fired after the season.

La Russa announced Watson's departure after a 10-9 win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

La Russa said he will eventually meet with owner Ken Kendrick and president/CEO Derrick Hall about his status.

"If it gets turned over the next person, you gladly turn it over," La Russa said. "When we're 20 games under .500, I felt if you're looking at the front office, the most responsible person, it would be me."

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Tony La Russa: Adam Jones Wrong In Saying MLB Is A 'White Man's Sport'

Sep 15, 2016 8:03 AM

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."

"When he says it's a white, like elitist, kind of sport, I mean how much wronger can he be? We have tried so hard, the MLB, to expand the black athletes' opportunity," said La Russa, who spent two years working directly for Major League Baseball. "We want the black athletes to pick not basketball or football, but want them to play baseball; they should play baseball. And we're working to make that happen in the inner cities. We have a lot of Latin players. We have players from the Pacific Rim."

Only 8 percent of the league classifies as African-American. A total of just 69 black players were on the Opening Day rosters of the league's 30 teams.

La Russa agreed that there is an issue but said effort is being made.

"It's very difficult in the inner cities to get black athletes to play the game," La Russa said. "So what [MLB is doing is] expanding the opportunity so the black athlete gets a chance."


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Diamondbacks Executives At Odds, Futures Uncertain

Sep 9, 2016 8:05 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have disappointed and the internal drama extends beyond the uncertain futures of Chip Hale and the club's top executives.

Mike Bell, the team's farm director, and senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson are at odds over how to approach player development, according to sources.

Some believe Bell might leave the Diamondbacks if Watson remains on board.

"There is no truth to that rumor," general manager Dave Stewart said. "It's no different than most workplaces. Ups and downs."

The Diamondbacks did not exercise contract options on Stewart and Watson by an Aug. 31 deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Diamondbacks Not Interested In Trading Shelby Miller This Winter

Sep 2, 2016 7:43 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks aren't interested in trying to move Shelby Miller and his massive contract this winter.

They reportedly listened to interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers after Greinke cleared waivers.

Greinke is owed $157.5 million over the next five seasons.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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Dodgers Approached Diamondbacks About Zack Greinke Trade

Sep 1, 2016 7:56 AM

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

Greinke signed a six-year, $206.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks last winter. He's owed $34.4 million annually.

Talks between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks didn't progress very far and a trade isn't likely to be revisited this season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Demotion Expected To Delay Shelby Miller's Free Agency

Aug 26, 2016 8:34 AM

The Arizona 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 Major League service.

Miller would need to return to the Major League roster by Thursday to reach 172 days and move from the 3+ to the 4+ arbitration class. He had been on track to qualify for free agency after the 2018 season, but now it seems the Diamondbacks will control him for 2019 as well.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

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Diamondbacks Ownership Stopped Shelby Miller Trade To Marlins

Aug 22, 2016 7:50 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami 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 of USA Today writes that Diamondbacks ownership said such a trade "just wouldn't look good" considering the huge package the club gave up to acquire Miller from the Atlanta Braves just last winter.

The Diamondbacks were also considering replacing Chip Hale with Triple-A manager Phil Nevin before being told that ownership wouldn't approve such a move.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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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.

D-Backs Place Zack Greinke On 15-Day DL
D-Backs starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a left oblique strain.

Zack Greinke Leaves Start With Strained Oblique
Zack Greinke left Tuesday's start against the Phillies after two innings with tightness in his left oblique.


Diamondbacks Considering Extensions For Daniel Hudson, Brad Ziegler
The Diamondbacks are struggling, but looking forward they will consider contract extensions for Daniel Hudson and Brad Ziegler.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Diamondbacks Aren't Ready To Shift Focus To 2017
The odds are stacked against the Diamondbacks' playoff hopes, but Tony La Russa says the club isn't yet shifting their focus to next season.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Place Shelby Miller On Disabled List
Shelby Miller, who was acquired from the Braves to be the team's No. 2 starter behind Zack Greinke this past offseason, has struggled mightily.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks Hire Willie Bloomquist As Special Assistant
The Diamondbacks have hired Willie Bloomquist as a special assistant to president and CEO Derrick Hall.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Shelby Miller Plays Left Field For Diamondbacks
Shelby Miller played left field for the Diamondbacks late as they battled the Pirates in a 13-inning game.

Associated Press