The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement on a contract extension with general manager Mike Hazen, the team announced on Friday. Length and terms of the deal were not announced.
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Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman was arrested Friday morning and charged with domestic violence in Riverhead, New York.
The 59-year-old minor league manager was accused Friday of pushing a woman against a wall, twisting her hand and taking her phone so she couldn't call 911.
Backman pleaded not guilty to harassment and criminal mischief charges. He was ordered to stay away from the woman and is due back in court Sept. 17.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have designated Greg Holland for assignment.
Holland led the National League in saves with 41 just two seasons ago.
He was 1-2 with a 4.54 earned run average in 40 games. He has 17 saves in 22 chances.
The Astros made the biggest move of Wednesday's trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Zack Greinke from the Diamondbacks for four prospects.
Greinke joins a rotation that includes Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole.
Houston sent right-hander Corbin Martin, right-hander J.B. Bukauskas, first baseman Seth Beer and infielder Josh Rojas to Arizona to complete the deal.
The D-backs have agreed to a deal for right-hander Zac Gallen, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. Miami is set to acquire Arizona's No. 1-ranked prospect, Jazz Chisholm. The clubs have not confirmed.
Gallen, who is the the Marlins' No. 5-ranked prospect, is 1-3 with a 2.72 ERA in seven starts this season.
The New York Yankees are looking for pitching and have been in touch with the Arizona Diamondbacks about Robbie Ray, according to a report.
Ray, 27, has a a 3.95 ERA and 31 percent strikeout rate in 22 starts this season.
The Yankees' starting rotation entered Tuesday with a 4.26 ERA (13th in baseball).
The Chicago Cubs are interested in a trade for Nicholas Castellanos to help them hit left-handed pitching.
Kyle Schwarber typically sits for the Cubs when they face a southpaw.
The Cubs are also tracking Jarrod Dyson of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Eric Sogard of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Milwaukee Brewers are among the teams showing interest in a trade for Robbie Ray.
The 27-year-old has a 3.81 ERA with a 2.59 K/BB ratio in 111 inning (20 starts) for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ray is owed the balance of a $6.05 million salary for this season. He's third-year arbitration-eligible going into the 2020 season.
For Cody Decker, his 204th minor league home run was a walk-off blast in every sense of the word.
Yes, the two-run shot gave the Triple-A Reno Aces a 10-9 walk-off win Friday night, but the 32-year-old first baseman also chose that moment to walk off into the sunset, stealing a page from the script for the movie "Bull Durham."
Decker, a real-life Crash Davis, retired as the active home run leader in the minor leagues.
The Kansas City Royals announced they've traded right-hander Ben Lively to the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations.
Lively was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday. He split time this season between the major league club and the Royals' Triple-A affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska.