March 2016 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Diamondbacks Release Matt Reynolds

Mar 30, 2016 7:28 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have released Matt Reynolds.

Reynolds, 31, agreed to an arbitration-avoiding deal with the Diamondbacks back in November which gave him a $675,000 salary for this season.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor

A.J. Pollock May Begin Season On DL

Mar 27, 2016 1:37 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said opening the season on the DL is an option for outfielder A.J. Pollock.

Pollock has been dealing with soreness in his right elbow since March 8, and he was expected back in the lineup by early next week. Hale said he wants Pollock to get at least 35 at-bats in the remaining spring games.

"He has to get enough at-bats to feel ready," Hale told reporters. "So if that's not possible, then maybe the DL is an option."

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury, Misc Rumor

Diamondbacks Threaten To Leave If Chase Field Isn't Upgraded

Mar 25, 2016 6:25 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a more lucrative stadium deal and are threatening to sue Maricopa County and leave downtown Phoenix if they aren't given a "state of the art" facility.

Maricopa County officials say they are willing to work with the Diamondbacks to enhance Chase Field, but they don't plan to give into the team's demands.

They also say a contract between the team and the county's stadium district prohibits the Diamondbacks from looking for a new home until 2024.

Craig Harris/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

Peter O'Brien Slugs Hardest-Hit HR Ever Recorded By Statcast

Mar 23, 2016 3:39 PM

Peter O'Brien made history on Tuesday night with an eighth inning home run in a spring training game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants.

O'Brien's fourth home run of the spring was the hardest-hit homer in Statcast history.

He hit a 94.9 mph fastball thrown by Mike Broadway off his bat at a speed of 119.5 mph. It was projected to have traveled 461.6 feet had the left-field concourse not gotten in the way.

Last season, only two balls were hit harder and neither left the ballpark. Giancarlo Stanton launched a 120.3 mph single and a 119.7 mph double.

Mike Petriello/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Stats