August 2013 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

D-Backs Trade Jason Kubel To Indians

Aug 30, 2013 2:35 AM

The Indians and D-Backs have agreed to a deal to send outfielder Jason Kubel to Cleveland in exchange for a Minor Leaguer and cash, a source said on Thursday night.

It is not known which Minor Leaguer is involved in the deal, which is expected to be announced Friday.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Diamondbacks Designate Kubel For Assignment

Aug 28, 2013 7:48 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have designated Jason Kubel for assignment.

Kubel is hitting .220/.288/.324 in 267 plate appearances this season. He posted an .833 OPS in 2012.

He is in the final year of a two-year, $16 million contract.


MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Heath Bell Placed On Waivers By D-Backs

Aug 26, 2013 5:38 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed Heath Bell on revocable waivers.

Bell has a 3.88 ERA and 62 strikeouts in more than 55 innings in 2013.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Gibson: 'Cheaters' Like Braun Rob Others

Aug 18, 2013 3:56 PM

Kirk Gibson wants to have a private conversation with Ryan Braun.

Gibson believes "cheaters" like Braun rob other players of opportunities for moments such as his pinch-hit home run during the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"If I get a chance to see Braun, I've got a question for him right to his face, you know?" Gibson said. "Is he about rehearsed (enough) by now, you think? About ready to come out? He's probably practicing at the theater school somewhere. Just you look at how things like that can influence people's opportunities and an opportunity to do something like that."

Gibson wouldn't reveal his exact questions for Braun, but he implied it would concern the 2011 NL division series.

Braun hit .500 during a five-game victory by the Brewers over Gibson's Arizona Diamondbacks.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers

Diamondbacks Promote Matt Davidson

Aug 11, 2013 5:43 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have promoted third baseman Matt Davidson.

Davidson, considered a top prospect, was the 35th overall selection in 2009.

At the Triple-A level this season, Davidson hit .278/.348/.484 with 16 homers in 466 plate appearances.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

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Ross Carted Off With Leg Left Injury

Aug 11, 2013 5:38 PM

Cody Ross was carted off the field on Sunday afternoon with an injury to his right leg.

Ross stumbled as he approached first base on a groundout, then fell to the field and grabbed his right hamstring.

He is hitting .278/.331/.413 in his first season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Associated Press

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D-Backs Demote Struggling David Hernandez

Aug 11, 2013 9:38 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have demoted David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.

Hernandez has struggled most of this season, entering Saturday's game with a 4-6 record and a 5.32 ERA.

Associated Press

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Elevator Strands Media At Fenway Park

Aug 4, 2013 9:59 AM

Two reporters had to climb out through the top of a stuck elevator at Fenway Park on Saturday night after a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox.

Steve Gilbert of and Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona were returning to the press box after Boston's win over Arizona. They boarded the elevator at the ground floor but got stuck before reaching the second.

After a ballpark worker couldn't get the car to move, they climbed through the top and out through the second floor. They were stuck for about 20 minutes and neither was injured.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox

Ross Has 'No Ill Will' Towards Red Sox

Aug 3, 2013 1:45 PM

Cody Ross returned to Fenway Park with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night and recorded four hits against his former team, the Boston Red Sox.

"Obviously, I want to come in here and perform and play well. Anytime you play against one of your old teams, you want to do that," Ross said, "but I have no hard feelings toward anybody in this organization."

In his only season with the Red Sox, Ross hit .267 with 22 homers and 81 RBIs. Boston let him leave as a free agent and signed Shane Victorino to take his spot in right.

Associated Press

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Peavy To Make Fenway Debut Saturday

Aug 1, 2013 5:41 PM

Veteran starting pitcher Jake Peavy will make his Boston debut Saturday against the D-Backs at Fenway Park, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Thursday.

Peavy, who will wear No. 44, has been officially added to the Red Sox roster.

The right-hander will throw a side session Thursday in preparation for Saturday's start, according to an report.

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