Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

D-Backs Give GM Mike Hazen Contract Extension

Sep 13, 2019 10:10 PM

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.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Wally Backman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Aug 30, 2019 5:23 PM

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.

Tags: New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Legal, Misc Rumor

Diamondbacks Designate Greg Holland For Assignment

Aug 8, 2019 7:51 AM

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.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Astros Send Four Prospects To D-Backs For Zack Grienke

Jul 31, 2019 6:33 PM

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.

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

D-Backs To Acquire Zac Gallen From Marlins

Jul 31, 2019 3:05 PM

The D-backs have agreed to a deal for right-hander Zac Gallen, a source told'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.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Yankees In Contact With Diamondbacks About Robbie Ray

Jul 24, 2019 9:11 AM

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).

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cubs Looking At Nick Castellanos, Jarrod Dyson, Eric Sogard

Jul 23, 2019 8:04 AM

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.

Chris McCosky/Detroit News

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers Among Teams Showing Interest In Robbie Ray

Jul 17, 2019 9:10 AM

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.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Real-Life Crash Davis Retires After Walk-Off HR

Jul 8, 2019 1:11 AM

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.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Royals Trade Ben Lively To D-Backs For Cash Considerations

Jun 23, 2019 12:46 AM

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.

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Zack Greinke: Throwing No-Hitter Would Be 'A Hassle'
Zack Greinke has made 429 Major League starts, but he's never thrown a no-hitter.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Diamondbacks, Phillies Combine For Record 13 Home Runs
Arizona hit a team-record eight homers in the 13-8 victory.


Mariners, Diamondbacks Were Close On Mike Leake Trade
The Mariners nearly worked out a trade that would have sent Mike Leake to the Diamondbacks this week, according to a report.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results
The Orioles took Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the first pick on Monday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Yaz's Grandson To Make Debut With Giants
Mike Yastrzemski will start in left field for the Giants and bat seventh against the D-Backs on Saturday.

Diamondbacks To Promote Minor League HR Leader
The Diamondbacks are close to promoting top prospect Kevin Cron.

Thomas Harrigan/MLB

Zack Greinke Becomes 37th Pitcher To Reach 2,500 Ks
Four other active pitchers have reached the mark -- CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Felix Hernandez.

Shaun O'Neill/MLB

Diamondbacks Move Zack Godley To Bullpen
Torey Lovullo has yet to decide who will replace Zack Godley in the club's starting rotation.

Burns & Gambo/98.7 FM Arizona Sports

Jake Lamb Expected To Miss Six-Weeks
D-Backs third baseman Jake Lamb has a Grade 2 left quadriceps strain.

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

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


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

Jeff Passan/ESPN

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.


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


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

Jeff Passan/ESPN

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

Associated Press

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.

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

MLB Network Radio

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.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

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.

Jamal Collier/MLB