December 2014 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

D-Backs, Pennington Agree To One-Year Deal

Dec 29, 2014 12:34 AM

Infielder Cliff Pennington avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.275 million contract with the D-Backs, a baseball source told ESPN.com Sunday.

Pennington, 30, is a .248 career hitter with a .665 OPS over parts of seven seasons with Oakland and Arizona.

ESPN.com

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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A's Acquire De La Rosa From Diamondbacks

Dec 18, 2014 5:00 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired cash from the Oakland Athletics for left-hander Eury De La Rosa.

De La Rosa, 24, began the 2014 season with Triple-A Reno and posted a 2.52 ERA in 36 relief appearances before being called up by Arizona July 5.

He then went 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 25 games for the Diamondbacks.

Associated Press

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

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Red Sox Get Miley From Diamondbacks

Dec 11, 2014 8:27 AM

The Boston Red Sox will acquire Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and a minor-leaguer yet to be identified, according to a Major League source.

As of now, Miley appears to slot in as Boston's No. 3 starter.

Miley is arbitration eligible in 2015 and is projected to receive $4.3 million in arbitration this winter. He is under team control for the next three seasons, eligible for free agency after the 2017 season.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Listening To Offers For Miley

Dec 10, 2014 11:16 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Wade Miley.

Arizona may be looking to move Miley in an attempt to drop their payroll under $90 million.

Miley, 28, is in his first of three seasons of arbitratration eligibility.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Arizona Unlikely To Use Salary Cleared In Montero Trade

Dec 10, 2014 7:48 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks don't appear likely to use the salary cleared in this week's Miguel Montero trade with the Chicago Cubs.

It's worth noting that the team signed Cuban defector Yasmany Tomas before the Montero trade.

Zach Buchanan/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs Get Montero From Diamondbacks For Two Pitchers

Dec 9, 2014 7:42 PM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks in a trade that will send two Minor League pitchers to Arizona.

Chicago sent right-handed pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley to the Diamondbacks.

Montero, 31, is a .264 career hitter with a .763 OPS over parts of nine seasons in Arizona. He is in the middle of a five-year, $60 million contract and has $40 million owed to him over the next three seasons.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs Nearing Deal For Miguel Montero

Dec 9, 2014 12:14 PM

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a report.

A trade could be completed by the end of Tuesday.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Arizona Making Trumbo Available Via Trade

Dec 9, 2014 8:52 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have made Mark Trumbo available on the trade market.

The three-team deal involving Trumbo reportedly fell through recently.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs, Diamondbacks Discussing Montero Trade

Dec 9, 2014 8:49 AM

The Chicago Cubs are looking for a veteran catcher after missing out on Russell Martin and have discussed Miguel Montero with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Montero is owed $40 million over the next three seasons.

MLBlogs

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Finalize Deal With Tomas

Dec 9, 2014 8:24 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially announced a six-year, $68.5 million contract with Yasmany Tomas.

"This search for talent goes on for 100 years, and it was kind of limited. And now it's expanded to Latin America. Now it goes to the Pacific Rim," said Tony La Russa, hired in May as Arizona's chief baseball officer. "Recently Cuban players are re-emerging. You go to the old days with (Tony) Oliva and (Jose) Cardenal and (Bert) Campaneris, so you know they're playing quality baseball down there."

Tomas can opt out after the 2018 season and become a free agent again.

"If he plays well, my guess would be that ownership would want to extend his contract before his opt comes," general manager Dave Stewart said.

Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Ethier, Montero Deal Between D-Backs, Dodgers Falls Through
The talks ended when Arizona ownership declined to provide final approval, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yankees Acquire Gregorius To Replace Jeter
The Yankees have acquired Didi Gregorius in a three-team deal with the Diamondbacks and Tigers.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN