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Zack Greinke: Throwing No-Hitter Would Be 'A Hassle'

Jun 14, 2019 9:02 AM

Zack Greinke has made 429 Major League starts, but he's never thrown a no-hitter.

Greinke had a no-hitter through six innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 5-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

"I felt really good," he said. "Everything was working, and things felt crisp. Most pitches I threw were coming out how I wanted them to. I felt good the whole time."

However, the right-hander wasn't concerned with making history.

"It'd probably be more of a hassle than anything," Greinke said, referring to the added attention it would bring. "Just [like] the Sports Illustrated article. A bunch of nonsense comes with it. I don't think about no-hitters, ever."

Steve Gilbert/MLB

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Diamondbacks, Phillies Combine For Record 13 Home Runs

Jun 11, 2019 7:50 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies combined to hit a Major League record 13 home runs on Monday night.

Arizona hit a team-record eight homers in the 13-8 victory.

The previous mark for combined home runs in a game was 12 by the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers in 1995 and again by the White Sox-Tigers in 2002.

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Mariners, Diamondbacks Were Close On Mike Leake Trade

Jun 7, 2019 7:54 AM

The Seattle Mariners nearly worked out a trade that would have sent Mike Leake to the Arizona Diamondbacks this week, according to a report.

The starter would have had to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal.

Leake is earning $16 million this year and is owed $20 million next season, plus an additional $5 million to buy out his $18 million mutual option for 2021.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.

 

Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal

 

Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State

 

Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor

 

Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy

 

Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan

 

Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS

 

 

 

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Yaz's Grandson To Make Debut With Giants

May 25, 2019 3:16 PM

After more than six years in the minor leagues, Mike Yastrzemski -- the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski -- will make his major league debut Saturday after being called up for the first time.

Yastrzemski will start in left field for the San Francisco Giants and will bat seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Yastrzemski, 28, was traded to the Giants in March by the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he made his first big league spring training this year.

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Diamondbacks To Promote Minor League HR Leader

May 24, 2019 8:24 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are close to promoting top prospect Kevin Cron.

According to a source, Cron will be added to Arizona's roster for this weekend's series against the San Francisco Giants.

The 26-year-old is the younger brother of Minnesota Twins slugger C.J. Cron. He leads the Minor Leagues with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs over 44 games with Triple-A Reno this season.

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Zack Greinke Becomes 37th Pitcher To Reach 2,500 Ks

May 22, 2019 7:57 AM

Zack Greinke recorded the 2,500th strikeout of his career on Tuesday night as the Arizona Diamondbacks took on the San Diego Padres.

The right-hander is just the 37th pitcher to reach the milestone in Major League history.

Four other active pitchers have reached the mark -- CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Felix Hernandez.

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Diamondbacks Move Zack Godley To Bullpen

May 1, 2019 8:03 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are moving Zack Godley to the bullpen.

Torey Lovullo has yet to decide who will replace Godley in the club's starting rotation.

The 29-year-old has a 7.58 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks in 29 2/3 innings this season.

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Jake Lamb Expected To Miss Six-Weeks

Apr 5, 2019 7:57 PM

Jake Lamb is expected to miss six weeks after an MRI revealed a Grade 2 left quadriceps strain, the Arizona Diamondbacks said Friday.

''I'll start at six weeks and go from there,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''It could be more. It could be less. Obviously a big blow. Another big blow for us.''

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MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney

Mar 28, 2019 12:31 PM

MLB is seeking to gain control of local broadcasting agreements with teams and has placed a bid to purchase regional sports networks from Disney.

Disney acquired 22 RSNs as part of its $71 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment business.

“There’s tremendous revenue disparity in our game, and I think that if we had more of a national model closer to where the NFL is it would solve a lot of those competitive issues for us, kind of level the playing field,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday.

“I think that all of the difficult issues for baseball, if you took that revenue disparity out of the picture, would be easier.”

The New York Yankees have a right of first refusal to buy back control of their YES Network and have arranged partners for their own deal. MLB wants to purchase the remaining networks.

“Strategically, it would be a very interesting move for us,” Manfred said during a breakfast at The Paley Center for Media.

“Our game has always had sort of a national broadcast component that’s come out of New York. But the bulk of our business has been local. And the idea of a central baseball having more control over local rights is one that’s really intriguing to us. If we do the transaction, we’ll do it on the theory that we will try to accumulate more.”

Leagues and teams are worried how the cord-cutting trend will impact this business.

“You’re buying an ongoing RSN business, which generates really significant profits right now,” Manfred said. “I think everybody knows that it’s probably going to degrade over time as the cable model erodes.

“I think for us, we’d be prepared to live with that, run out of profitability and at the end of that runout, assuming it comes to some sort of a hard end, we would be in control of the content, which we fundamentally believe in, and we think that holding it as a lead better positions us to figure out exactly what that next distribution model is going to look like for the benefit of the league, as opposed to having some kind of private equity firm owning the RSNs.”

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Greg Holland Will Serve As Closer For Diamondbacks
Greg Holland has a 12.27 ERA in 3 2/3 innings pitched this spring.

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Adam Jones, Diamondbacks Agree Upon One-Year, $3M Deal
Last July, Adam Jones vetoed a trade to the Phillies.

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Greg Holland Agrees To Incentive-Laden Deal With Diamondbacks
The deal is worth $3.5 million, but Holland can earn another $3.5 million through performance bonuses.

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Diamondbacks Sign Torey Lovullo To Extension
Torey Lovullo's deal was set to expire after the 2019 season.

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Diamondbacks, Wilmer Flores Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The agreement includes a club option for 2020.

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Diamondbacks Reach $900K Deal With John Ryan Murphy
It represents an increase from his $558,000 salary last year.

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Merrill Kelly Agrees To Two-Year, $5.5M Deal With D-Backs
Right-hander Merrill Kelly spend the past four seasons with SK Wyverns in South Korea, going 48-32 with a 3.86 REA.

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Mets Interested In A.J. Pollock
The Mets are interested in A.J. Pollock as a target in free agency.

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Cardinals To Acquire Paul Goldschmidt From Diamondbacks
Arizona will receive right-hander Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a Competitive Balance Round B draft selection in 2019 from St. Louis.

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Nationals Meet With Patrick Corbin
Patrick Corbin also recently met with the Phillies and he's expected to sit down with the Yankees as well.

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Diamondbacks 'Aggressively Shopping' Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke has three years and $95.5 million remaining on his contract.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Seven Players Receive Qualifying Offers
In six years, only five of the 73 players issued a qualifying offer have accepted it.

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Diamondbacks Exercise Paul Goldschmidt's $14.5M Option
Paul Goldschmidt signed an extension in March 2013 and 2019 is the final option year.

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D-Backs, Eduardo Escobar Agree To Three-Year Deal
Eduardo Escobar's new three-year deal is worth $21 million.

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Diamondbacks, Dave Magadan Mutually Part Ways
The Diamondbacks have mutually agreed to part ways with hitting coach Dave Magadan, ending his three-year tenure.

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Brad Ziegler Becomes First Arizona Reliever To Use Bullpen Cart
The Diamondbacks brought back the bullpen cart this season but nobody had wanted to use it.

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Diamondbacks Trade For Brad Ziegler
Brad Ziegler has pitched to a 0.64 ERA in his past 28 appearances

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Diamondbacks Acquire Eduardo Escobar From Twins
Eduardo Escobar, 29, has a .274/.338/.514 slash line this season

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Diamondbacks Acquire Matt Andriese From Rays
The Rays received minor league catcher Michael Perez and right-handed pitcher Brian Shaffer in the deal.

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Zack Greinke Replaces Jon Lester On All-Star Roster
Jon Lester is due to start for the Cubs on Sunday and would be unavailable for Tuesday's All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington.

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