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DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rubby De La Rosa sails pitch over catcher for weird balk

Rubby De La Rosa is enjoying a pretty decent season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he continued that success with another solid outing Tuesday night. Well, if you ignore that time he randomly stepped off the mound and chucked the ball over his catcher’s head. De La Rosa toed the rubber in the first inning of Arizona’s contest against the Colorado Rockies and was about to...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D-backs pitcher fails on quick pitch attempt

There’s a reason why pitchers don’t often try to sneak in a quick fastball to throw hitters off balance, and Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa showed us all why in Tuesday night’s game against the Rockies. De La Rosa was facing Ben Paulsen, and behind 1-0 in the count. He attempted to rectify that by throwing a quick pitch before Paulsen was ready. Home plate umpire...
Via The Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks call up Drury, Burgos, Stites as rosters expand

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled right-handed pitchers Enrique Burgos and Matt Stites and infielder Brandon Drury from Triple-A Reno as major-league rosters expanded on Tuesday. Burgos, 24, has appeared in 22 games over two stints with the D-backs this season, going 1-2 with 2 saves, a 5.14 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 21 innings. He has gone 0-1 with 11 saves and a 3.70 ERA in 25 outings...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks option reliever Chafin to minors

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned left-hander Andrew Chafin to Triple-A Reno so the young reliever can rest. Chafin is 5-1 with two saves and a 2.41 ERA in 55 appearances and 67 1/3 innings this season. It is his first full year in the majors. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale says Chafin has ''logged the most innings of a rookie reliever this year so we just need...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt smashes bat in D-backs dugout (Video)

Paul Goldschmidt smashed his bat against the bat rack in the Arizona Diamondbacks dugout out of frustration after he struck out looking in the eighth inning of Saturday night's game against Oakland. Goldschmidt swung at a pitch out of the strike zone earlier in the at-bat, so going down looking on strike three was tough for him to take.Goldschmidt had a tough night as he went 0...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire RP Addison Reed from Diamondbacks

THE METS. ARE. GOING. FOR IT! On Saturday, the NL East leaders acquired Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks, pending a physical. Source: #Mets acquire Addison Reed from #Dbacks pending physical. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 29, 2015   The 26-year old Reed has a 4.20 ERA in 40 2/3 innings this year, his second in Arozna, to go along with 34 strikeouts...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics-Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview

Sonny Gray This weekend, the disappointing Oakland Athletics (55-73) continue their week-long road trip as they head to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65). The A’s started off their road trip by losing 2 out of 3 in Seattle to continue their season-long woes. Their season has been especially dreadful on the road, with a record of 25-37. With Oakland being 11 games...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks reliever tabs Slider the Hamster as team mascot (vid)

The Arizona Diamondbacks already boast a praying mantis as an unofficial team mascot, but if it were up to reliever Josh Collmenter, his hamster — who amusingly goes by the name Slider — also is worthy of consideration. Collmenter brought Slider along on Tuesday to the ballpark and video was posted by AZCentral.com reporter Zach Buchanan — who filed a report on the hamster...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Diamondbacks’ Hidden Star

A few months ago, someone asked me who the most underrated player in baseball was, and after kicking around a few names, I settled on Arizona outfielder A.J. Pollock. Pollock got to the big leagues as a speed-and-defense center fielder who hit well enough to justify a regular gig, and then had his breakout year derailed last season when Johnny Cueto hit him in the hand with a fastball...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt lined a double that got stuck in the wall

We see balls get stuck between the pads of the outfield wall every so often, but they usually get stuck after a bounce. On Tuesday night, Paul Goldschmidt hit a screamer of a line drive against the Cardinals that got stuck between the pads without even bouncing. That’s a ground rule double. Goldschmidt would score the Diamondbacks’ only run of the night later in the inning on...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Arizona Diamondbacks Prospects to Watch Out For

The Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t a terrible team – they’re just a mediocre one. And in the brutal National League West, that’s not much of a consolation. The Diamondbacks are stuck in the same division as the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, the free-spending and division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, and a San Diego Padres team that tried – and failed...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock named NL Player of the Week

A.J. Pollock did it all for the Arizona Diamondbacks last week, and was duly awarded for his prosperity on Monday. Pollock had one of the best all-around offensive weeks the National League has seen this season, for which he was honored with the NL Player of the Week distinction on Monday. In a six-game stretch from Aug. 17 to Aug. 22, the 27-year-old center fielder hit .483/.516...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation options for 2016

There’s a lot of transition going on in the Arizona Diamondbacks starting rotation right now, and it’s almost hard to keep track of at this point. Going into the 2016 season, the D’Backs are going to have plenty of rotational options, especially if the front office decides to sign an ace in the offseason. Here’s my ranking of all the D’Back pitchers who have had at least...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson Given 51-Inch Retirement Corn Dog By Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo)

What can satisfy the hunger of a 6-foot-10 pitcher nicknamed “the Big Unit”? A hot dog product that’s over half his size, of course. The Arizona Diamondbacks retired pitcher Randy Johnson’s No. 51 Saturday at Chase Field in Phoenix, and presented the Hall of Famer with a 51-inch corn dog after the ceremony. A night like this deserves a special treat. Enjoy your 51" D-bat...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson played drums at jersey retirement ceremony (Video)

The Diamondbacks retired Randy Johnson’s uniform No. 51 prior to Saturday’s game against the Reds. They also presented him with a rare gift Johnson couldn’t resist trying out. A fan of rock music, and the band Rush, Johnson was presented with a drum set that’s an exact replica of the one used by Neil Peart during the group’s 30th anniversary tour. The set is one of just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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