June 2016 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Zack Greinke Leaves Start With Strained Oblique

Jun 29, 2016 8:47 AM

Zack Greinke left Tuesday's start against the Philadelphia Phillies after two innings with tightness in his left oblique.

Greinke hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to score a run for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning and left after a few warm-up pitches before the start of the third.

Chip Hale said there was no way he was going to risk his pitcher worsening the injury.

"It's something maybe he can maybe miss a start, possibly not miss a start; possibly at worst, maybe 15 days on the DL," Hale said. "You never know. But if you go out and really yank it bad, you're talking about a month or two, so we'll hope for a best-case scenario."


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Diamondbacks Considering Extensions For Daniel Hudson, Brad Ziegler

Jun 15, 2016 3:34 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are struggling, but looking forward they will consider contract extensions for Daniel Hudson and Brad Ziegler.

Dave Stewart mentioned that opposing teams have begun calling about Hudson and Ziegler ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. Both players will be free agents at the end of the season.

Stewart plans to meet with ownership to determine how to proceed with the relievers.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results

Jun 9, 2016 8:56 PM

The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft is Thursday night in New Jersey and RealGM will track all of the first round action as the picks unfold.

First Round

1. Phillies: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Calif.) HS

2. Reds: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

3. Braves: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa (N.Y.) HS

4. Rockies: Riley Pint, RHP, Saint Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) HS

5. Brewers: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

6. Athletics: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

7. Marlins: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

8. Padres: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

9. Tigers: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon (Calif.) HS

10. White Sox: Zack Collins, C, Miami

11. Mariners: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

12. Red Sox: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

13. Rays: Joshua Lowe, RHP, Pope (Ga.) HS

14. Indians: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Ga.)

15. Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum (Pa.) HS

16. Angels: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

17. Astros: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights (Texas) HS

18. Yankees: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep HS

19. Mets: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

20. Dodgers: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail HS

21. Blue Jays: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

22. Pirates: Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest

23. Cardinals: Delvin Perez, SS, Colegio Individualizado PJ Education School

24. Padres (Justin Upton compensation): Hudson Sanchez, SS, Carroll HS

25. Padres (Ian Kennedy compensation): Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

26. White Sox (Jeff Samardzija compensation): Zach Burdi, RHP, Louisville

27. Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen compensation): Cody Sedlock, RHP, University of Illinois

28. Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann compensation): Carter Kieboom, SS, Walton HS

29. Nationals (Ian Desmond compensation): Dane Dunning, RHP, Florida

30. Rangers (Yovani Gallardo compensation): Cole Ragans, LHP, North Florida Christian HS

31. Mets (Daniels Murphy compensation): Anthony Kay, LHP, Connecticut

32. Dodgers (Zack Greinke compensation):Will Smith, C, Louisville

33. Cardinals (John Lackey compensation): Dylan Carson, OF, Elk Grove HS

34. Cardinals (Jason Heyward compensation): Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

RealGM Staff Report

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Diamondbacks Aren't Ready To Shift Focus To 2017

Jun 6, 2016 7:28 AM

The odds are stacked against the Arizona Diamondbacks' playoff hopes, but Tony La Russa says the club isn't yet shifting their focus to next season.

"I'm not asking anybody to be patient because none of us are patient," La Russa said. "But we're not giving in. We're not giving up. There's too much talent here."

The Diamondbacks are 25-34. Since 1903, only four teams have had that bad of a record through 59 games and still managed to reach the postseason.

"We haven't played well enough," Chip Hale said. "If it wasn't a poor pitching performance, then we haven't scored runs. Every day is a different reason."

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

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