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A.J. Pollock Open To Extension With Diamondbacks

Aug 15, 2015 1:14 PM

A.J. Pollock is interested in a long-term extension with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

"I like my teammates. I like the coaches. The front office has been awesome," Pollock told the Arizona Republic. "If they talk to me, I'll obviously talk to them back."

On Friday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports wrote that Arizona could consider signing Pollock to a long-term deal.

"He's a big, big piece of what we're trying to do," general manager Dave Stewart told Heyman.

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 2018 season.

 

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Arizona Wants To Make Goldschmidt 'A Lifetime Diamondback'

Aug 14, 2015 4:58 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is under contract for several more seasons, but the Arizona Diamondbacks will consider an even longer deal for the first baseman.

"We want to make him a lifetime Diamondback," general manager Dave Stewart told Jon Heyman.

Goldschmidt, 27, is hitting .341/.457/.584 with 22 home runs and 83 RBI in 112 games this season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Get Cliff Pennington From Diamondbacks

Aug 9, 2015 7:06 AM

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

Pennington hit just .237/.318/.281 in 157 plate appearances with Arizona this season, but is considered a plus defensive shortstop.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Astros Acquire Oliver Perez From Diamondbacks

Aug 8, 2015 1:59 PM

The Houston Astros have acquired Oliver Perez from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a Minor League pitcher.

Perez, a left-handed reliever, joins an Astros team that has a 1 1/2-game lead in the American League West.

"They're in a good spot right now," Perez said. "I would love to help wherever they need."

The 33-year-old is 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 48 appearances this season. He leaves Arizona with a 19-game scoreless streak, tied for the third-longest in Diamondbacks history.

Associated Press

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres Asked For Paul Goldschmidt From D-Backs For Craig Kimbrel

Aug 1, 2015 2:36 PM

The San Diego Padres asked the Arizona Diamondbacks for Paul Goldschmidt in a possible trade for Craig Kimbrel.

On the radio, he said the Diamondbacks "did not get a very positive response" from the Padres in their attempts to acquire Kimbrel, an All-Star closer. He was then asked if the Padres were reluctant to make a deal within the division.

"I don't know if it was not wanting to trade in the division," Stewart said, "but I can tell you the quality of players that they asked for, including our first baseman, Goldschmidt."

When speaking with reporters at Minute Maid Park, Stewart was somewhat less definitive as to just how serious the Padres were being in their request.

"I don't know if it was realistic or if it was play," Stewart said, "but we don't talk about Goldy in any deals and no team has approached me in the almost year that I've been here about Goldy, so I was kind of shocked to hear that.

"Like I said, I don't know if there was sincerity in it, but, yeah, the name did come up."

A Padres source was adamant that the mention of Goldschmidt was not serious.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Report: Arizona No Longer Discussing Aroldis Chapman

Jul 31, 2015 3:15 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks' trade talks regarding Aroldis Chapman are now dead, according to a report.

The Houston Astros have also been discussing the reliever with the Cincinnati Reds.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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

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Source: Diamondbacks Waiting For Answer From Reds On Chapman

Jul 30, 2015 9:24 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a proposal to the Cincinnati Reds for Aroldis Chapman and are awaiting an answer, according to a source.

Cincinnati began selling off parts this past weekend when they shipped Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals.

Arizona is looking to add controllable players this week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Diamondbacks Discussing Aroldis Chapman With Reds

Jul 28, 2015 8:28 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a trade for Aroldis Chapman with the Cincinnati Reds.

"I'm going to go down that path and see where it takes us," Dave Stewart told MLB.com.

Cincinnati has reportedly placed a huge asking price on the closer.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

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

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Diamondbacks Reach Out To Phillies About Cole Hamels

Jul 27, 2015 8:45 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached out to the Philadelphia Phillies to express interest in Cole Hamels.

Arizona is interested in adding Hamels for the future. They entered play on Monday five games under .500.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame

Jul 26, 2015 5:01 PM

Craig Biggio has been added to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Astro to make the Hall of Fame.

He is being honored along with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz as the Hall of Fame's 2015 class.

ESPN.com

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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

ESPN.com

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

Nationals Interested In Arizona's Middle Infielders
The Nationals have expressed interest in acquiring a middle infielder from the Diamondbacks, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

D-Backs Trade Arroyo, Toussaint To Braves For Gosselin
Bronson Arroyo has not pitched since having Tommy John surgery last July 18.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Extended Safety Netting Last Season
At the start of the 2014 season, the Diamondbacks extended their netting, which is 30 feet high, from 73 to 150 feet in length.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Goldschmidt's Preparation, Discipline Have Him Among Best Ever
Paul Goldschmidt has hit .299/.392/.539 during his first four seasons, a slash line that puts him in elite company.

Anna McDonald/ESPN

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Diamondbacks Have Decided On No. 1 Pick
Arizona isn't telling anyone outside the organization who that player will be, but they have let a group of five players know that they were among those being considered for the first pick.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Mariners Acquire Mark Trumbo From Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks will receive catcher Welington Castillo, right-handed reliever Dominic Leone and minor leaguers Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer while also sending left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to

ESPN

Mark Trumbo Could Be Trade Bait Soon
The Diamondbacks will soon to have decide if they can trade away the power Mark Trumbo adds to their lineup.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks May Be Looking To Save Bonus Money With No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks may think outside the box when it comes to using the No. 1 pick in next month's Major League Baseball draft.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Saltalamacchia Close To Deal With Diamondbacks
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 30, became free to sign with any club after the Marlins released him with more than $14 million left on his three-year, $21 million contract.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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