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Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez announces retirement

(April 12, 2014 – Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)   Arizona Diamonbacks utility infielder Eric Chavez officially announced his retirement today after suffering a sprained left knee. The injury was a reoccurring injury from last season and became degenerative this year forcing him to call it a career. Chavez started his career with the Oakland Athletics...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona shopping Gerardo Parra

The Arizona Diamondbacks figure to be very busy in trade discussions as the July 31 trade deadline draws closer. They are reportedly listening on Addison Reed, Aaron Hill, Martin Prado, Josh Collmenter, and Oliver Perez, as Rotoworld.com notes, but they are said to be shopping another one of their players.Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com was told by an MLB executive that the Diamondbacks...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks prepared to trade closer Addison Reed

(AP photo/Ross D. Franklin) In just his first season in the desert after being acquired from the Chicago White Sox, closer Addison Reed could potentially be traded once again. On Monday it was reported that the Diamondbacks are willing to deal Reed before Thursday’s trade deadline. According to ESPN senior writer Jayson Stark, Arizona could also potentially trade a few other...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks recall pitcher Bo Schultz, option Alfredo Marte to Reno

#Dbacks recall pitcher Bo Schultz from the Triple-A Reno @Aces and option outfielder Alfredo Marte to Triple-A Reno. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 29, 2014   The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled right handed pitcher Bo Schultz from Triple-A Reno and have optioned outfielder Alfredo Marte back to the Aces. The 28-year-old made his Major League debut with the Diamondbacks...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona willing to trade Addison Reed

The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Cincinnati Reds in 15 innings last night by the score of 2-1. The win improved the Diamondbacks to 46-60, fourth in the National League West. A pitching staff that is 26th in the Major Leagues in ERA allowed only a run on six hits. The bullpen pitched eight scoreless innings and Addison Reed struck out two in the15th to get his 25th save of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks willing to talk about trading Addison Reed

getty images Addison Reed could be available as the MLB trade deadline approaches confirms ESPN writer Jayson Stark. The Diamondbacks could look to trade Reed but apparently are not as keen on trading Brad Ziegler. Should Reed be moved, Ziegler could move firmly into the closers role. Others who could be traded on the Diamondbacks roster include Aaron Hill, Oliver Perez, Martin Prado...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Confusing plate-blocking rule has Montero longing for collision days

Given his druthers, Miguel Montero says he'd rather be run over by 250-pound Ryan Howard than try to figure out exactly how the heck he's supposed to position himself on a throw to home plate. Montero's frustration with a new rule designed to minimize home-plate collisions boiled over following a play in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero confused by home-plate collision rule

Nearly 25 minutes after Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies had ended, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was still upset. At issue was a play at home in the sixth inning when the throw easily beat Ryan Howard to the plate and he was called out, but after a replay review, it was ruled that Howard was safe because Montero violated rule 7.13, which was instituted this year to reduce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Cliff Pennington rehab result

The Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Diamondbacks to 45-60, fourth in the National League West. The Diamondbacks have been plagued with injuries this season, as 11 players are currently on the disabled list. There is good news regarding Cliff Pennington, who began a rehab assignment, playing in his first...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: time to part with Parra

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of problems. They make disastrous trades involving elite players who aren’t “gritty” enough. They discourage Brandon McCarthy from throwing his cutter and trade him. McCarthy dominates in his first three starts with his new team using his cutter liberally. But not all of the Diamondback’s problems are bad ones. They have a logjam in the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

10 ejected in D-backs, Dodgers Triple-A brawl

Ten players and coaches were ejected Saturday night after the Triple-A affiliates for the Diamondbacks (Reno Aces) and Dodgers (Albuquerque Isotopes) engaged in a bench-clearing brawl that delayed the game 30 minutes and was kept out of the stands by only the netting behind home plate. Tempers flared in the second inning when Aces pitcher Mike Bolsinger threw up and in to Isotopes...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Aaron Hill exits after HBP

Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was hit in the right hand by a  Justin De Fratus pitch in the sixth inning of Saturday night's 10-6 win over the Phillies, according to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com (video here and below). X-rays were negative, and Hill will be re-evaluated Sunday morning. He was replaced by Didi Gregorius.Gilbert reports that Hill initially stayed in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Massive fight at Triple-A Reno leads to 10 ejections

It turns out the Dodgers and Diamondbacks don’t even get along at the Triple-A level. A massive brawl broke out early in Saturday night’s game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Reno Aces. After nearly being hit with a pitch, Erisbel Arruebarrena was eventually called out on strikes. He apparently shoved Reno catcher Blake Lalli after the AB, and the dugouts poured onto the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs more interested in trading Hill than Prado

The Diamondbacks are looking to trade Aaron Hill but are barely listening on Martin Prado, according to league sources. Hill has slipped from two years ago, when he had a career year, and is batting .251 with eight homers and 49 RBI. Prado's numbers are comparable (four homers, 37 RBI, .274), but Arizona views him as a key asset because of his leadership abilities and versatility...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D-Backs fan runs onto field, gets away from security

One particular Arizona Diamondbacks fan was so excited for the second half of the season to begin that he ran onto Chase Field on Friday night. During the ninth inning of the Cubs-Diamondbacks game, this fan wanted a selfie with Gerardo Parra so he took to the outfield—cell phone in hand. He didn’t get the selfie he was seeking, but did meet the venue’s security crew. As they...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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