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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:04:37 EDTD-backs general manager Mike Hazen made his first significant hire since being named general manager last week when he tabbed Amiel Sawdaye on Monday to become senior vice president and assistant general manager, according to a source.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:01:11 EDTAny time a D-backs prospect heads to the Arizona Fall League, there is a feeling of it being a homecoming, of sorts. They always play for the Salt River Rafters, so the home park is Salt River Fields, which is also where prospects go for Spring Training and instructional league play.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:50:51 EDTWhat is the D-backs' plan this offseason? Beat reporter Steve Gilbert answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:22:55 EDTThe D-backs formally introduced Mike Hazen as their new executive vice president and general manager on Monday in a news conference at Chase Field.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:27:36 EDTJosh Taylor didn't put up ideal numbers during the regular season, but on Wednesday night, his line was nearly perfect.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:52:01 EDTTony La Russa will remain with the D-backs in a reduced role following the hiring of Mike Hazen as the team's general manager.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:45:00 EDTNew D-backs General Manager Mike Hazen answered questions from fans during a Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 18.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:21:51 EDTIn the final hours before the Trade Deadline in 2014, the D-backs acquired left-hander Anthony Banda and outfielder Mitch Haniger from the Brewers in exchange for outfielder Gerardo Parra. Banda and Haniger, ranked No. 2 and No. 23 on the D-backs' Top 30 Prospects list, were linked once again this year as they were named Arizona's pitching and hitting prospects of the year by MLB.com.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:28:30 EDTWho do the D-backs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Arizona's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 16:45:14 EDTMany of the 36 previous fields dedicated by the D-backs since 2000 have been in the Phoenix area or close by. But that's not always the case. On Friday, the D-backs headed nearly 100 miles north of Chase Field to dedicate a pair of fields in Payson. The long trip didn't stop the D-backs from sending a pair of the franchise's all-time greats to attend.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:00:22 EDTThe D-backs' search for a general manager began just under two weeks ago and ended Sunday with the hiring of Mike Hazen, a widely respected executive, who was the Red Sox's GM last season.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 02:35:43 EDTThe D-backs announced Monday that they parted ways with general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:30:00 EDTMaybe the D-backs' 2016 season was doomed the moment A.J. Pollock's right elbow gave way and fractured during the second-to-last game of the Cactus League season, depriving the team of its second-best hitter and best defensive player for all but a handful of games.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:35:00 EDTThe D-backs looked like the big winners of last offseason when they surprised baseball by signing Zack Greinke to a six-year, $206.5 million deal and acquiring Shelby Miller -- even though some balked at the cost -- to improve their rotation. The 2016 season, however, was a disappointment, and as the D-backs head into this offseason, many questions must be answered.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDTWith the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:45:00 EDTOne out away from going to extra innings on the final day of the season, Phil Gosselin hit a walk-off RBI single to lift the D-backs to a 3-2 win over the Padres at Chase Field. With the victory on Sunday, Arizona finished fourth in the National League West and completed a three-game sweep to end the year.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:25:00 EDTIt didn't matter that Daniel Hudson had pitched three days in a row. The D-backs reliever wanted to get on the mound for the final game of the season -- and possibly his last in an Arizona uniform. An inconsistent season ended with Hudson pitching a scoreless ninth to earn the win in the D-backs' walk-off 3-2 win over the Padres at Chase Field on Sunday afternoon.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:15:03 EDTThe D-backs got to Clayton Richard before the San Diego left-hander could even record an out Saturday night. Yasmany Tomas' team-high 31st homer capped a five-run, first-inning rally in a 9-5 win over the Padres at Chase Field.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:01:47 EDTA year-and-a-half after getting drilled in the face by a line drive, D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley completed the 2016 season with no injury concerns after his final start in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Padres at Chase Field.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 19:06:02 EDTRight-hander Zack Greinke said if the D-backs were in the playoffs the stiff shoulder that caused him to miss his final two starts of the season would not prevent him from pitching. That the D-backs fell out of playoff contention so early this season is a surprise to Greinke, who spurned the Dodgers and Giants -- two teams on track to make the playoffs -- to sign a six-year, $206.5 million free agent deal with Arizona last December.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:23:01 EDTThe D-backs waited until there were two outs. Then, they went to work. Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run homer in a 5-3 win over the Padres on Friday night at Chase Field.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:56:16 EDTChris Owings has done it all this year. He's played in the outfield and the infield. He's contributed offensively. He is a team-first player. That's why he was voted by teammates and coaches as this year's recipient of the Luis Gonzalez Award for selflessness and hard play. In Friday's 5-3 win over the Padres at Chase Field, Owings came through with a go-ahead, two-run blast in the sixth, the key blow in a series-opening victory.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:16:40 EDTFor the second straight day, D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas was scratched from the starting lineup. Before Friday's series opener against the Padres, it was announced Tomas was out with stiffness in his upper back.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:35:37 EDTThe Nationals' lineup Thursday was once again missing many of its usual stars, with Wilson Ramos out for the season and Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper nursing injuries. But that didn't stop Dusty Baker's squad, which rode big games from several replacements to a 5-3 win over the D-backs at Nationals Park.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:33:46 EDTShelby Miller will be the first to tell you that it was a miserable year for him, but the 11 scoreless innings over his final two starts of the season will give him some good feelings heading into the offseason, which does have value.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:03:17 EDTDuring an interview on a Washington radio station earlier in the day, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo called left-hander Gio Gonzalez the team's most capable No. 3 starter in the postseason. But in what was likely his final start of what has been an uneven regular season, Gonzalez needed 100 pitches to complete 3 2/3 innings as the D-backs cruised to a 3-0 victory in a 5 1/3-inning, rain-shortened game at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:55:51 EDTThe pride was evident on Jean Segura's face and in his voice as the D-backs' second baseman spoke of getting his 200th hit Wednesday night in Arizona's rain-shortened 3-0 win over the Nationals at Nationals Park.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:02:41 EDTMatt Koch knew he was on a pitch count, so the D-backs' right-hander tried to be as economical as he could in his first Major League start Tuesday night.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:01:03 EDTAnthony Rendon launched a three-run homer to help guide the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the D-backs at Nationals Park on Tuesday. His homer helped back a strong effort from Max Scherzer, who struck out 10 in six innings.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:02:38 EDTLess than 48 hours before Opening Day, A.J. Pollock's season took a turn for the worse, as a broken elbow and subsequent strained groin have limited him to just 12 games this season.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:20:40 EDTYasmany Tomas homered and drove in five runs and Jean Segura hit two of the D-backs' five home runs in a 14-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday night at Nationals Park.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:37:25 EDTD-backs right-hander Rubby De La Rosa will receive a stem cell injection Tuesday as he continues to try and find a way to avoid having a second Tommy John surgery.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:29:12 EDTBaltimore, which rebounded this weekend following a four-game sweep by the Red Sox, used Hyun-Soo Kim's two-run homer and four scoreless innings from an impressive bullpen to edge the D-backs, 2-1, and gain ground in the American League Wild Card race.