The D-backs acquired right-handed reliever David Hernandez from the Angels on Monday for Minor League righty Luis Madero, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.
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The Diamondbacks placed valuable utility man Chris Owings on the 60-day disabled list Monday, shortly after acquiring infielder Adam Rosales in a trade with the Athletics.
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been the subject of trade speculation for weeks
The Diamondbacks acquired Martinez for a trio of prospects on Tuesday, hoping to solidify a trouble spot in the outfield with a sorely needed right-handed bat for a run at the playoffs.
Pat Neshek will represent the Philadelphia Phillies at the All-Star Game.
The reliever is a noted autograph collector and has already set his sights on a target for next week.
"Zack Greinke," Neshek said. "He's tough. Hopefully we can talk."
He picked up a slew of signatures during his first All-Star appearance in 2014. Greinke's autograph can be tough to get, but Neshek already has a plan in place.
"I'll have my kid run over and get him," he said. "It's going to be cool. My kid is a lot older now. He wasn't even 1 back then [in 2014]. He's 3½ now. He'll be able to watch guys hit home runs, and it will be really neat."
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:
- Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
- Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
- Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
- Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
- Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
- Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
- Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
- Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
- Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
- Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
- White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
- Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
- Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
- Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
- Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
- Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
- Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
- Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
- Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
- Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
- Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
- Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
- Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
- Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
- Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
- Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
- Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida
Edinson Volquez threw the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history, facing the minimum 27 batters on Saturday and beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0. Tied for the major league lead in losses when the game began, he struck out 10, and the two baserunners who reached on walks were erased by double plays.
He needed 98 pitches, the last of those striking out Chris Owings to complete the masterpiece.
"When I passed the seventh, I said, 'I'm going to go for it," Volquez said. "And I got it."
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed Taijuan Walker on the disabled list with a blister.
The move is retroactive to Saturday, May 20.
Walker, pitching in his first season with the Diamondbacks, has a 3.46 ERA, 7.96 K/9, 3.12 BB/9 and a 50 percent ground-ball rate across 52 innings.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are probably out of the running to sign Doug Fister, according to general manager Mike Hazen.
It was reported last week that Fister would sign with a Major League club soon and the Diamondbacks were mentioned as one prominent possibility.
The Diamondbacks are now expected to look internally to fill the slot left by the injured Shelby Miller.
Doug Fister is beginning to draw interest from Major League clubs.
The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets had scouts in attendance to watch Fister throw in California last week.
Fister, 33, spent last season with the Houston Astros, throwing 180 1/3 innings with a 4.64 ERA (85 ERA+).
Shelby Miller has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Miller, who was also diagnosed with a flexor strain, had been evaluating his options, which included trying to rehab the injury through non-surgical options.
"It's the best decision I think we could make," Miller said
Miller is 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA in four starts this season. He went 3-12 with a 6.15 ERA in 2016.