February 2016 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

D-Backs Sign Rickie Weeks To Minor League Contract

Feb 28, 2016 12:59 AM

The D-Backs have signed infielder/outfielder Rickie Weeks to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old Weeks spent his first 11 big league seasons in Milwaukee as a second baseman before playing outfield with Seattle last season.

Weeks struggled at the plate with the Mariners, hitting .167 in 37 games before being designated for assignment in June.


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Diamondbacks Extend Chip Hale Through 2017

Feb 18, 2016 4:28 PM

Chip Hale has had his contract extended by the Arizona Diamondbacks through "at least" the 2017 season, according to a report.

Hale had been entering the final guaranteed season of a contract that included a club option for the 2017 season.

The 51-year-old initially signed a two-year deal with the Diamondbacks.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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A.J. Pollock Agrees To Two-Year, $10.25M Deal With Diamondbacks

Feb 9, 2016 9:10 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with A.J. Pollock by agreeing to a two-year, $10.25 million contract.

A Gold Glove winner, Pollock batted .315 in 2015, with 20 homers and 76 RBIs. He produced a team-high 192 hits.

"It's an exciting time to be a Diamondback," Pollock told MLB.com. "I'm glad to get the business side taken care of and focus on helping this team win."


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Tyler Clippard Signs With Diamondbacks

Feb 8, 2016 3:33 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Tyler Clippard to a two-year, $12.25 million contract.

Clippard will receive a $4 million signing bonus plus salaries of $4.1 million and $4.15 million in the next two seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Diamondbacks May Shift Yasmany Tomas To Left Field

Feb 8, 2016 7:19 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks may shuffle their outfield alignment, possibly having left fielder David Peralta and right fielder Yasmany Tomas switch places.

"We're definitely talking about it," Chip Hale said. "(Outfield coach) Dave McKay and I, (General Manager Dave Stewart) and (Chief Baseball Officer) Tony (La Russa), we think it might be best to switch them around."

Arizona traded last year's right fielder, Ender Inciarte, to the Atlanta Braves.

Teams typically want the player with the better throwing arm in right field, but Hale wasn’t sure who has the stronger arm between Peralta and Tomas.

"I'm hoping that Tomas, being a full-time outfielder now in spring training -- his arm strength is great but his accuracy wasn't very good last season, and I'm hoping that improves," Hale said.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

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Diamondbacks Unlikely To Make Further Moves

Feb 4, 2016 7:27 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are not active on the trade or free agent market, according to Dave Stewart.

Arizona saved about $4 million in the trade that sent Aaron Hill and others to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jean Segura and more.

The Diamondbacks "don't have much going on," according to Stewart.

Arizona has already had a busy offseason, adding Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller to their rotation.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

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