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Former D-backs infielder Marte dies at 33

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:19:35 EDT

Former Major League infielder Andy Marte died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 33 years old.



Ventura, Marte leave us way too soon

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:20:24 EDT

Yordano Ventura was 25. He had one of baseball's fiercest fastballs. He was a little guy with big stuff, big confidence and big dreams. He died in a car accident early Inconceivably, former top prospect Andy Marte, too, died in a separate Dominican car crash early Sunday.



D-backs prospects get taste of big leagues

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:30:56 EDT

The D-backs' inaugural Rookie Development Program concluded on Friday night after providing 10 prospects with three days of on-field and off-field activities.



Baseball world mourns Ventura, Marte

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:27:27 EDT

The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.



Fantasy Camp trek becomes yearly reunion

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:33:07 EDT

In January 2006, the D-backs held their first Fantasy Camp, and Air Force Col. Brent Vosseller was reading daily online reports via MLB.com while stationed overseas.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

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



D-backs sign OF Blanco with spring invite

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:45:18 EDT

The D-backs signed outfielder Gregor Blanco to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Thursday.



Schilling sees support drop in Hall of Fame voting

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:24:40 EDT

Former D-backs pitcher Curt Schilling saw his support fall in this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame voting as he picked up just 45 percent of the vote.



D-backs' Top 30 prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:15:06 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



D-backs prospect Banda focused on consistency

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:58:27 EDT

Anthony Banda has catapulted to the top tier of D-backs prospects, ranked No. 2 according to MLBPipeline.com after turning in a strong 2016 campaign between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno.



D-backs' Alcantara mashing in Dominican

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:46:15 EDT

The Dominican Winter League finals began Thursday as Aguilas Cibaenas defeated Tigres del Licey, 4-3, in Game One of the best-of-nine series. Despite going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the contest, Tigres shortstop Sergio Alcantara has been one of the circuit's hottest hitters in the postseason as well as a major reason his team has reached the finals



D-backs add catcher Iannetta

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:28:29 EDT

The D-backs and catcher Chris Iannetta have agreed to a deal, the club announced on Friday.



D-backs sign Hoover to Minors deal

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:56:27 EDT

The D-backs signed free-agent reliever J.J. Hoover to a Minor League contract.



D-backs avoid arbitration with four players

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:11:04 EDT

The D-backs avoided arbitration with four players on Friday, the team announced. Left-hander Patrick Corbin, right-hander Randall Delgado, infielder Chris Owings and catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann all agreed to one-year contracts for 2017. The team did not disclose the terms of the deals.



D-backs' Burr treats dad to Fantasy Camp

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:05:55 EDT

D-backs right-hander Ryan Burr's love of baseball was a gift from his father, Scott, who raised the Minor Leaguer around the game almost from the time he was born.



O-Dog brings excitement, energy to D-backs Fantasy Camp

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:18:55 EDT

Orlando Hudson has been a presence in the D-backs organization the past two years, visiting each of the team's Minor League affiliates to work with infielders. Former manager Chip Hale often brought Hudson to visit the big league team when he felt the players needed some energy.



Wieters could fill D-backs' need at catcher

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:09:27 EDT

It's that time of the offseason for a pre-Spring Training bold prediction: Something that could happen before camp opens next month, but is not likely. So here it goes: The D-backs will sign free-agent catcher Matt Wieters.



Bloomquist enjoying reunion with D-backs

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 22:55:40 EDT

Former big league infielder Willie Bloomquist, who played three seasons in Arizona, is enjoying his time with the team as a special assistant to team president/CEO Derrick Hall.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Hazen expects to be active over next few weeks

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 20:10:41 EDT

Major League Baseball's Hot Stove typically cools over the holidays, but with Spring Training just over a month away D-backs general manager Mike Hazen expects it to heat up again.



D-backs file suit against county to seek other stadium partners

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:56:06 EDT

Seeking relief to look at alternative stadium options or partnerships, the Arizona Diamondbacks filed suit today in Maricopa County Superior Court against the Maricopa County Stadium District.



D-backs deal O'Brien to Royals for pitcher

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:27:16 EDT

The D-backs traded outfielder Peter O'Brien to the Royals on Tuesday for Minor League pitcher Sam Lewis.



De La Rosa returning to D-backs

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 17:39:46 EDT

The D-backs have decided to bring back Rubby De La Rosa for 2017, signing the right-handed pitcher to a Minor League deal after non-tendering him in December.



New regime seeking better results in 2017

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:10:00 EDT

Will the changes bring about different results for the D-backs in 2017? Here's a look at five questions that could determine the answer.



Source: Murphy, Goldy to play for US in Classic

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:36:53 EDT

The United States added two more All-Stars to what is turning into a powerful national team roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have committed to play for Team USA in the Classic, set for March 2017, sources tell MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.



D-backs unable to fulfill promise in 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:35:07 EDT

The D-backs went into 2016 looking like contenders, based on a splashy offseason that included the additions of free agent Zack Greinke and right-hander Shelby Miller. But after a season filled with disappointment and underachievement -- a 69-93 record and a fourth-place finish in the National League West -- the organization is eager to flip the calendar to 2017.



Most amazing National League games of 2016

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:50:58 EDT

At the end of an amazing October, one team was standing: the Chicago Cubs, who broke a 108-year championship drought and won the World Series for the National League. But 14 other NL teams played all season and had their own pinnacle moments. In consultation with each club's beat reporter, here is the game of the year for each club in the NL in 2016.



Inbox: Could Tomas be on the move?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Will the D-backs attempt to trade Yasmany Tomas with the club emphasizing defense? Beat reporter Steve Gilbert empties the Inbox one last time in 2016.



Baylor tops Boise State in Cactus Bowl at Chase Field

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDT

Chase Field is an offensive-friendly park, and Baylor showed that reputation extends beyond the diamond and onto the gridiron.



Lamb has lots to 'Buzz' about for holidays

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:47:36 EDT

The holidays are filled with family time for D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb, who spends the offseason in his hometown of Seattle, and this year, his time there will include a heavy dose of University of Washington football.



D-backs, OF Arcia agree to Minors deal

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:24:35 EDT

The D-backs have agreed with outfielder Oswaldo Arcia to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training.



D-backs add Sampson on Minors deal

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 17:29:23 EDT

The D-backs have signed free agent right-hander Keyvius Sampson to a Minor League deal. He will try to win a bullpen job in Spring Training with the big league team.



Big Unit returns to D-backs holiday event for underprivileged kids

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:13:51 EDT

Over the years, the D-backs Winter Classic Holiday Party, presented by University of Phoenix, has grown. It's now held on the field, and while over 600 children still received shoes, the event has become even more.