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Excited Walker looking forward to pain-free 2017

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:37:40 EDT

It was the night before Thanksgiving and Taijuan Walker was hanging out with friends and family when his agent called to tell him he had just been traded from the Mariners to the D-backs as part of a five-player deal.

D-backs hold intriguing chips for Meetings

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:11:21 EDT

The D-backs figure to be in plenty of discussions at the Winter Meetings as new general manager Mike Hazen looks to retool a team that lost 93 games in 2016. Arizona has some trade chips that could prove to be attractive as the free-agent market begins to shake out.

Hall, Gonzo shave beards, but cancer fight continues

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:26:58 EDT

The only way to face cancer is head on, and for the second consecutive year, D-backs president Derrick Hall and senior advisor Luis Gonzalez accepted a challenge issued by the folks who run the cancer center affiliated with local St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. They grew their beards during the month of November as a statement to support early detection of cancer.

Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.

De La Rosa among D-backs' deadline decisions

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:20 EDT

The D-backs have until 9:59 p.m. MT on Friday to tender contracts to the eight players on their roster who are eligible for salary arbitration. Of that group, it seems only Rubby De La Rosa could be in jeopardy of being non-tendered.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

The Next Big Leaguers: D-backs' Miller

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.

Hazen making moves to improve pitching, OF defense

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:19:02 EDT

New general manager Mike Hazen did not wait until the Winter Meetings to get started on his plan to retool the Arizona Diamondbacks, but there is still much work to be done when Major League Baseball's decision-makers gather next week.

D-backs' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:28:30 EDT

Who do the D-backs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Arizona's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Baseball runs on passion, hope in Dominican

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:50:27 EDT

Baseball is a universal language. Like any language, there are different dialects, and the Dominican Republic's is one marked with passion and hope.

Reno Aces have lit up the infield with holiday lights

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:18:47 EDT

Reno Aces have lit up the infield with holiday lights

De La Rosa overcomes poverty to make Majors

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDT

Rubby De La Rosa wasn't gifted an easy or comfortable life. The day after De La Rosa was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, his mother sent him to live with his grandmother. While she looked after him as best she could, it was a poverty-stricken childhood for the future D-backs pitcher.

D-backs get Walker in 5-player trade with Mariners

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:10 EDT

Mike Hazen made his first trade as D-backs GM on Wednesday night, acquiring right-hander Taijuan Walker and infielder Ketel Marte from the Mariners in exchange for infielder Jean Segura, outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-handed reliever Zac Curtis.

D-backs give thanks through classroom grants

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:11:20 EDT

When setting up a statewide grant program for teachers, the D-backs did their homework. They talked to superintendents, principals and teachers to try to understand how to most effectively distribute funds. The result was a partnership with University of Phoenix for the "D-backs School Challenge," which has granted $750,000 directly into classrooms since 2012.

D-backs' Miller on MLB Pipeline's All-AFL team

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:35:26 EDT

The Arizona Fall League's six-week season concluded with Saturday's championship game. And while it can be difficult to evaluate players in such a limited amount of time, especially with frequent roster fluctuations, some performances in the Fall League simply stand out more than others.

Baseball, hometown close to Castillo's heart

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:06:30 EDT

A tale of two streets. That's the story of Welington Castillo. Born and raised in a town called San Isidro near the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo, the catcher nicknamed "Beef Mode" was molded by his family, friends and a baseball field all within just two poorly paved streets.

D-backs protect 6 prospects from Rule 5

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:31:47 EDT

The D-backs set their 40-man roster Friday, adding left-hander Anthony Banda, infielder Domingo Leyba, infielder Dawel Lugo, infielder Jack Reinheimer, right-hander Jimmie Sherfy and infielder Ildemaro Vargas to protect them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.

Miller among Fall League's top breakout prospects

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:16 EDT

Many players had what could be considered breakout AFL campaigns. Here's a group of 10 of the best. There might be some crossover with the Top 20 prospects list coming on Tuesday, but it's largely a group of names everyone should get to know a bit better based on how they played this fall.

Gardenhire among D-backs' coaching staff hires

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:13:21 EDT

The D-backs on Thursday announced several changes to their Major League coaching staff for the 2017 season, including adding former Twins manager and 2010 American League Manager of the Year Award winner Ron Gardenhire to Torey Lovullo's staff.

D-backs' DR academy hitting educational goals

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:19:22 EDT

Every team has an academy in the Dominican Republic where they work to train a young generation of talent to become Major League ballplayers. The D-backs are no exception, but they have something no other team does: their one-of-a-kind education program.

Original D-backs coach Sherlock leaves for Mets

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:19:26 EDT

It was not an easy decision for Glenn Sherlock to make, but after 21 years with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, the bench coach is moving on to the Mets, where he will coach third base under manager Terry Collins.

D-backs make small changes in uniforms

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:02:59 EDT

One year after introducing the most unique uniforms in Major League Baseball, the D-backs will make a few minor tweaks to them for the 2017 season.

Future D-backs develop in Dominican Instrux

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:23:56 EDT

This may be surprising, but baseball season is far from over. In fact, it's very much alive and well down in the Dominican Republic, where young Latin American prospects are participating in the Instructional League. For the D-backs, this occurs at the team's academy in a part of Boca Chica called Baseball City.

Greinke honored for glovework

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:03:50 EDT

D-backs ace Zack Greinke was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for the pitcher position on Friday night. This comes on the heels of him winning his third consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday.

Goldschmidt's charity bowling event a hit

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:02:17 EDT

Current and former teammates showed up for Paul Goldschmidt's charity bowling event -- Goldy's Bowling Bash! -- on Thursday in Phoenix.

Hazen 'fully anticipating' to keep Greinke

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 20:21:35 EDT

Since taking over as general manager of the D-backs last month, Mike Hazen has been circumspect about what, if any, changes were to come for the team this offseason, but he was a little more open Wednesday on the future of ace pitcher Zack Greinke.

Lovullo chats with fans on Twitter

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:50:47 EDT

New D-backs Manager Torey Lovullo answered questions from fans (in 140 characters or less) during a Twitter chat on Thursday, November 10.

Greinke wins 3rd consecutive Gold Glove Award

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 21:43:38 EDT

D-backs right-hander Zack Greinke captured his third straight National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday. The award, which recognizes the best defensive players at their respective positions, was voted on by Major League Baseball managers and coaches.

D-backs' front-office, staff shakeups continue

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 20:34:15 EDT

The shakeup in the D-backs' front office and coaching staff continued Tuesday, as general manager Mike Hazen and manager Torey Lovullo work to get their own people in place.

D-backs take pride in their Dominican academy

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 21:55:16 EDT

Latin Americans make up more than a quarter of MLB players. Almost all of them start their professional careers at an academy in the Dominican Republic like the D-backs' facility in Boca Chica.