May 2018 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Clay Buchholz Earns Another Start With Diamondbacks

May 22, 2018 7:58 AM

Torey Lovullo liked what he saw from Clay Buchholz on Sunday, so the right-hander will make another start for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"[He] will stay in turn,'' Lovullo said. "Clay is going to get another opportunity."

Buchholz, 33, threw 61 pitches in his first start in more than a year. He suffered a season-ending injury when he tore a tendon in his right forearm on April 11, 2017, while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Associated Press

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A.J. Pollock Out 4-8 Weeks With Fractured Thumb

May 16, 2018 7:57 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to be without A.J. Pollock for four to eight weeks with a broken left thumb.

Pollock was injured diving unsuccessfully for a line drive that turned into an inside-the-park home run on Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.

He has an avulsion fracture, which occurs where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone.

"It's tough to lose anybody," Mike Hazen said, "but A.J., the way he was playing, it's a pretty big blow. But nobody's going to feel sorry for us. We've got to pick up and move on."

Pollock will be a free agent after the season.

Associated Press

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Diamondbacks Get Deal To Leave Chase Field By 2022

May 10, 2018 9:04 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks can leave Chase Field to find a new home by 2022 without penalty following a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Last week, the Diamondbacks reached an agreement with the Maricopa County Stadium District to allow them to leave Chase Field up to five years early if it drops a lawsuit demanding $187 million in upgrades.

The Diamondbacks have played at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix since 1998, when they joined Major League Baseball as an expansion club.

Associated Press

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Diamondbacks, Maricopa County Reach Agreement Regarding Stadium Lease

May 3, 2018 7:54 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County have reached a preliminary agreement that will allow the club to immediately begin searching for construction sites on a new stadium.

The agreement is under the condition that the Diamondbacks drop a preexisting $187 million lawsuit against the county that was brought in 2017 after ownership alleged that the county neglected to abide by contractually agreed upon maintenance and repair obligations.

According to a report, the agreement would allow the Diamondbacks to leave Chase Field in 2022, five years before the end of the initial 30-year lease, if the proposed construction site is in Maricopa County.

Rebekah L. Sanders/Arizona Republic

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