DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arizona Diamondbacks: Yasmany Tomas makes highlight reel play

Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Yasmany Tomas has improved defensively in left field this season Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Yasmany Tomas is usually not known for solid defense, but made a highlight real play against the Colorado Rockies Friday night at Chase Field. With one out in the second inning, Rockies catcher Dustin Garneau hit a 0-1, […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Yasmany...
Via Venom Strikes
3 hours ago

Bradley to remain in D-backs' bullpen

Shelby Miller's decision to have Tommy John surgery has left a hole in the starting rotation, one that won't be filled by reliever Archie Bradley, who has had early success pitching in the back end of the team's bullpen in 2017.
Via Diamondbacks.com
4 hours ago

Watch Arizona's Jake Lamb hammer the longest home run of the season

Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Rough week hasn't shaken Rodney's confidence

It was a rough week for D-backs closer Fernando Rodney, who blew two saves, including one in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Rockies when he allowed three runs in the ninth inning.
Via Diamondbacks.com
18 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Rodney implodes in second, straight outing

Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks said Fernando Rodney remains his closer. Since the start of spring training, manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks tells listeners that his team functions as one, unified unit. Perhaps overworked to a particular degree, Lovullo likes to use the word “family” to describe the bonding of the […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
19 hours ago

Rockies-Diamondbacks game included a broken-bat homer and the longest homer of 2017

Chase Field really has played quite similarly over the last few years to the hitters’ paradise that Coors Field is, and the Colorado Rockies probably wouldn’t argue that after Saturday night.The ball was flying out of Chase Field, with Saturday night’s game having a 481-foot homer and a BROKEN-BAT HOMER.We’ll first look at the 481-foot homer, which came off the bat of Arizona...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Corbin out to top Rockies in series finale

German Marquez gets the start on Sunday for the Rockies in the series finale against the D-backs at Chase Field. Arizona will turn to Patrick Corbin, as these two National League West front runners conclude their series.
Via Diamondbacks.com
21 hours ago

Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller opts for Tommy John Surgery

The news was expected and on Saturday, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller made it official. He will undergo season-ending Tommy John Surgery. While no timetable for his return has been released, recovery from Tommy John Surgery usually lasts more than one year. With that, Miller shouldn’t be expected to return to the Arizona rotation until late in the 2018 season, at the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lineout: Is Fernando Rodney This Bad?

Last night was fun. The Diamondbacks punished Jered Weaver just like they should have, launching three homers off the diminished right-hander. But after a late Ryan Schimpf home run, the D-backs’ lead shrunk to the three, resulting in anxiety. Would Torrey Lovullo get Fernando Rodney up? Just the night before, Rodney surrendered five runs on six hits while recording just …
Via Inside the Zona
2 days ago

A.J. Pollock and David Peralta Are Just What Arizona Needed

Just about everything from the 2016 season could be viewed as a disaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Looking back now, it was probably a bit of foreshadowing when outfielder — and spark plug — A.J. Pollock went down with an elbow injury on the eve of the regular season. Instead of taking a step forward from the 79-83 record they posted in 2015, they took a step back with a...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller has tear in his UCL, flexor strain

The news on Shelby Miller is not great.The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher has a tear in his UCL and a flexor strain, according to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert. Miller, 26, left his Sunday start with forearm tightness. He was subsequently placed on the DL and underwent an MRI.The Diamondbacks wanted to get as much information as possible on Miller, so they had him get three medical opinions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Shelby Miller may need Tommy John surgery

Shelby Miller could need Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow, according to a report.Fan Rag Sports’ Tommy Stokke says Miller has a ligament issue in his elbow and could need Tommy John surgery.Miller left his start on Sunday for the Diamondbacks with forearm tightness. He was placed on the disabled list Monday and underwent an MRI. He went to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Arizona Diamondbacks could be this year’s sleeper playoff team

Almost a month into the MLB season, it’s hard not to notice the Arizona Diamondbacks’ early competence. A team that lost 93 games a season ago now stands at 14-8, one of the best records in the league. With the NL Wild Card seemingly wide open, does the team have a real shot at playoff run? It’s a reasonable question to ask. After swinging for the fences in 2016, trading super...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller to get second opinion on elbow injury

Shelby Miller is heading to Los Angeles to receive a second medical opinion about his elbow.Miller was placed on the 10-day DL Monday by the Arizona Diamondbacks after leaving his Sunday start against the Dodgers with forearm tightness.Miller underwent an MRI Monday which showed some inflammation.“He didn’t really tell me much,” Miller said of what the team doctor told him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After hosting first all-girls baseball tournament, MLB’s gender barrier could be slowly breaking

An infamous line was broadcast to the world by the young kids in the classic flick “The Sandlot.”“You play ball like a girl!”It was a term to use as a demeaning way to show females were incapable of playing such a sport. We can finally say that isn’t true now.Major League and USA Baseball recently launched the “Trailblazer Series” which is a new baseball tournament...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks Might Have Found Two Good Relievers

The Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen could charitably be described as not particularly great. A more straightforward talker would call the group pretty lousy. We currently have them projected as the very worst group of relievers in Major League Baseball. The closer is 40 years old and has some of the most significant command problems of any pitcher in the league. The best 2016 ERA of...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Isn’t Out of the Woods

Since people take us for experts for some reason, we’re commonly asked what we consider important in the season’s very early going. What’s most important — and this should be abundantly clear — is that there’s active baseball in the first place. At the very least, there’s spring-training baseball, and as of just yesterday, there’s meaningful baseball. That’s it...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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