May 2016 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Diamondbacks Place Shelby Miller On Disabled List

May 27, 2016 3:20 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will place Shelby Miller on the disabled list, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Miller, who was acquired from the Atlanta Braves to be the team's No. 2 starter behind Zack Greinke this past offseason, has struggled mightily.

In 45 2/3 innings over ten starts, Miller has surrendered 7.09 earned runs per nine while walking 30 and striking out 29 batters.

The DL stint will be because of finger issues he's battled since scraping his hand on the mound after releasing pitches.

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Diamondbacks Hire Willie Bloomquist As Special Assistant

May 11, 2016 7:43 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Willie Bloomquist as a special assistant to president and CEO Derrick Hall.

He will contribute on both the business and baseball side of things for the franchise.

Bloomquist, who announced his retirement as a player earlier this spring, will attend community events, meet with corporate partners, interact with season ticket-holders, assist in Spring Training workouts and visit with Arizona's Minor League affiliates over the course of the season.

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Diamondbacks Aren't Close To Firing Chip Hale

May 6, 2016 7:46 AM

Despite a report to the contrary, Tony La Russa says Chip Hale isn't on the hot seat with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"There's no sense to that —€“ none," La Russa said. "I have a lot of respect for [the writer that made the suggestion]. I don't know how he figured that. Maybe it's because of the expectations.

"But if you backed up five days, we're at .500, a (half-game) out of first place. We had a difficult three against Colorado. We've lost two in Miami. You take a snapshot when you take it. But no, the issue is not Chip Hale."

The Diamondbacks finished 79-83 under Hale last season, an improvement of 15 wins.

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