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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:37:40 EDTIt 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:11:21 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:26:58 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:20 EDTThe 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com'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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:19:02 EDTNew 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.
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, 28 Nov 2016 17:50:27 EDTBaseball is a universal language. Like any language, there are different dialects, and the Dominican Republic's is one marked with passion and hope.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:18:47 EDTReno Aces have lit up the infield with holiday lights
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDTRubby 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.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:10 EDTMike 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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:11:20 EDTWhen 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:35:26 EDTThe 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:06:30 EDTA 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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:31:47 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:16 EDTMany 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.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:13:21 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:19:22 EDTEvery 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.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:19:26 EDTIt 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.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:02:59 EDTOne 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.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:23:56 EDTThis 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.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:03:50 EDTD-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.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:02:17 EDTCurrent and former teammates showed up for Paul Goldschmidt's charity bowling event -- Goldy's Bowling Bash! -- on Thursday in Phoenix.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 20:21:35 EDTSince 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.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:50:47 EDTNew D-backs Manager Torey Lovullo answered questions from fans (in 140 characters or less) during a Twitter chat on Thursday, November 10.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 21:43:38 EDTD-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.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 20:34:15 EDTThe 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.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 21:55:16 EDTLatin 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.