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DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

D-backs call up Ahmed, Chafin, Wilson

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson from Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, the D-backs transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list. Ahmed, 24, finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart, seen as a favorite, has agreed to interview with Diamondbacks

Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer, has been seen as a favorite for the D-Backs job that came open when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: bats wake up over weekend

The Arizona Diamondbacks fans that attended games at Chase Field this weekend saw something unfamiliar. They saw large numbers in the runs and hits column on the scoreboard. At first, some fans thought they had a sudden case of dyslexia and that the visiting team had all the runs and hits. A few fans were seen gesturing to the scoreboard operator that he had made a mistake. After...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kirk Gibson has lost support of D'Backs clubhouse

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)   Sources: LaRussa not yet convinced that #DBacks should fire Gibson, but clubhouse support for manager all but gone. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 13, 2014   According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse support of Kirk Gibson is “all but gone.” If this is truly the case, Gibson should be ready to pack his bags...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson has won few games but he's forged rapport with La Russa

Logic would suggest Kirk Gibson isn't long for his job as Diamondbacks manager. However, it appears he may have at least a shot to stay, and here's why: It's been noted that Gibson has been extremely receptive to the input from Arizona's new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who also happens to be a Hall of Fame manager. If Gibson has done little else lately...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks executives address payroll, front-office questions

The Diamondbacks' search for a new general manager is in full swing, with Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa having conducted preliminary interviews with four of 10 candidates. Second-round interviews will be held within the next week and a half, with potential hires coming to Phoenix to meet with La Russa and team President and CEO Derrick Hall. But beyond the question of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Arizona Diamondbacks

Following two consecutive 81-81 seasons, the Diamondbacks looked like a fringe contender in the NL West if everything went right for them this year. However, little worked out as hoped — whether it was pitching injuries, poor performance from past-their-prime veterans or just a general lack of talent on the roster general manager Kevin Towers assembled. The D-Backs fell down early...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Brad Ziegler's surgery more complicated than expected

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled to a 59-85 record this season entering Wednesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants. They have struggled both offensively and on the mound, ranking near the bottom of the league in runs scored and ERA. One injury that has hurt the team is that of reliever Brad Ziegler, who had surgery to repair his knee. But the surgery was...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: David Peralta, A.J. Pollock

While one Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder was able to return to the lineup last night, another is expected to be out until at least Friday. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that David Peralta is aiming to return then, having sat out since last Friday with a sore back. A.J. Pollock was able to play on Tuesday after also taking a seat on Saturday and Sunday.After battling...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: La Russa announces GM candidates

The search for the new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks has begun. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com has reported multiple times that the Diamondbacks are committed to improving their advanced metrics department. Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has said that the team will embrace advanced metrics more than in years past but the metrics department will not interfere with the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Diamondbacks go from here?

Nobody could ever accuse Kevin Towers of being anything less than bold. Few teams have been as interesting as the Arizona Diamondbacks over the last few years. Setting aside the quality of his moves, the sheer volume and often puzzling circumstances surrounding them garnered Arizona more headlines than such a middling team typically deserves. His […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs outfielder walks to first...on ball three (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ender Inciarte had an embarrassing moment when he walked to first after ball three during his fifth inning at-bat in Friday night's game against Los Angeles.Inciarte took a 2-2 pitch low, tossed his bat aside and started jogging to first before being notified of his mistake. After double-checking with the...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire GM Towers

Kevin Towers has been relieved of his duties as general manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks according to multiple reports. The move was expected given the team’s awful 2014 season and the team’s hiring of Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer earlier this year. Towers spent nearly four years in the Diamondbacks front office. “Over the past three months, I have had the opportunity...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: A.J. Pollock robs a home run

Timing is everything. @AJPollo860 knows that: http://t.co/2dBYwG9d0E #OUTstandings http://t.co/DR7qK3VDbx — MLB (@MLB) September 5, 2014   Welcome back, A.J.! Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock made his presence felt after missing three months due to a hand fracture by accompanying a 3-hit night with a web gem. Pollock robbed Padres catcher Rene Rivera of a home run. It’s...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks reinstate Daniel Hudson, Cody Ross from DL

OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstate outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day DL and pitcher Daniel Hudson from the 60-day DL. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 1, 2014   Daniel Hudson will finally pitch in a big league game again. If that doesn’t get D-backs fans excited, I don’t know what will. The Diamondbacks have reinstated RHP Daniel Hudson and OF Cody Ross from the DL today...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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