Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

D-Backs Send Prospect To Angels For David Hernandez

Jul 31, 2017 4:05 PM

The D-backs acquired right-handed reliever David Hernandez from the Angels on Monday for Minor League righty Luis Madero, a source told's Mark Feinsand.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

D-Backs Place Owings On 60-Day DL; Acquire Rosales From A's

Jul 31, 2017 3:37 PM

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.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Injury, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

D-Backs Send Prospects To Tigers For J.D. Martinez

Jul 19, 2017 1:01 AM

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.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Pat Neshek To Seek Zack Greinke's Autograph At All-Star Game

Jul 3, 2017 8:38 AM

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."


Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

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:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Marlins' Edinson Volquez No-Hits D-Backs

Jun 4, 2017 2:27 AM

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."

Tags: Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Diamondbacks Place Taijuan Walker On DL

May 22, 2017 8:02 AM

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.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury, Misc Rumor

Diamondbacks Unlikely To Sign Doug Fister

May 16, 2017 10:14 AM

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.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Five Teams Watched Doug Fister Throw Last Week

May 8, 2017 7:51 AM

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+).

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Shelby Miller Decides To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Apr 29, 2017 7:42 PM

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.


Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury

Shelby Miller Considering Tommy John Surgery
Shelby Miller has been diagnosed with a flexor strain and partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

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Shelby Miller Sent For Third Opinion From Dr. James Andrews
Shelby Miller was asked directly if the first two readings of his MRI showed a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Shelby Miller Leaves Start With Forearm Tightness
Shelby Miller left the Diamondbacks' loss to the Dodgers on Sunday after just four innings because of right forearm tightness.


Buster Posey 'Doing Good' After Fastball To Helmet
Buster Posey was doing well on Monday night after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker.

Associated Press

Bumgarner Sets MLB Opening Day Record For Pitchers With Two HRs
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs against the D-Backs on Sunday.

Shelby Miller Flashing Increased Velocity This Spring
After an incredibly disappointing 2016 season, Shelby Miller is showing flashes of improvement this spring.

Anthony Castrovince/MLB

Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed
The Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Rays and Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Willing To Listen To Offers For Nick Ahmed
The club added Ketel Marte and Daniel Descalso to their infield this offseason and Ildemaro Vargas as emerged as an option this spring as well.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Zack Greinke Calls Diminished Velocity 'Not Ideal'
Zack Greinke has been pitching with diminished velocity this spring, a development that has become concerning.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Ron Gardenhire Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
Ron Gardenhire, recently hired as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks, has announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Associated Press

Diamondbacks, Daniel Descalso Agree To $1.5M Contract
The deal also carries a $2 million option for 2018 with a $150,000 buyout.

Associated Press

Andy Marte Dies In Car Crash In Dominican Republic
According to Baseball America, Andy Marte was playing winter league baseball for Las Aguilas Cibaenas.

Diamondbacks Sue County To Explore Stadium Options
The Diamondbacks have filed suit against the Maricopa County Stadium District to ask for the removal of a clause in their contract that prevents the team from exploring other stadium options.

Associated Press

Diamondbacks Trade Peter O'Brien To Royals
The Diamondbacks have traded Peter O'Brien to the Royals for minor league right-hander Sam Lewis.

Associated Press

Curt Schilling Blames Trump Support For HOF Shut-Out
In a recent video published by TMZ, Curt Schilling said he believes his support of President-elect Donald Trump is one reason he's losing Hall of Fame support among baseball journalists.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Source: D-Backs, Jeff Mathis Agree To Two-Year, $4M Deal
Jeff Mathis played the past four seasons as the No. 2 catcher for the Marlins.

Mariners Acquire Jean Segura From Diamondbacks For Taijuan Walker
Seattle also received outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Zac Curtis, while Arizona landed shortstop Ketel Marte.


Diamondbacks Expect To Have Payroll In $100M Range
The Diamondbacks expect to operate with a payroll in the $100 million range, which wouldn't give them much wiggle room to improve the roster this offseason.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Hire Jared Porter Away From Cubs
The Diamondbacks have hired Jared Porter as senior vice president and assistant general manager.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

D-Backs Hire Torey Lovullo As Manager
The D-Backs are expected to introduce Tony Lovullo at a Monday news conference.