MLB Rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs rotation spot for Ray? 

March, 17, 2015
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Robbie Ray had a strong Cactus League outing Monday that has “thrust himself into the conversation” for one of the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation spots, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

Monday rumors roundup 

March, 16, 2015
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Some prominent starters already have gone down in the first few weeks of Grapefruit and Cactus League play, and that list now includes New York Mets righthander Zack Wheeler, who has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow that will likely require season-ending Tommy John surgery.

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Could Lamb start at 3B for D-backs? 

March, 16, 2015
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Yasmany Tomas will play the outfield in a Cactus League game for the first time on Monday, which indicates Jake Lamb has played himself into the mix at third base for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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D-backs not shopping for a catcher 

March, 16, 2015
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have some question marks behind the plate, but are not shopping for a catcher, at least publicly. “We’re not going to trade for a catcher. Some people think we are. We’re not,” general manager Dave Stewart tells Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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D-backs still tinkering in infield? 

March, 11, 2015
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Yasmany Tomas has made huge strides at third base for the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring, but the team may not have seen enough progress to be sold on the idea of having him man the hot corner on an everyday basis.

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Navarro ready to move? 

March, 10, 2015
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As soon as the Toronto Blue Jays signed Russell Martin to be their full-time catcher in 2015, Dioner Navarro has been waiting for the other shoe to drop in the form of a trade that would send him to a team that needed a starting backstop.

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D-backs ready for rookie behind plate? 

March, 8, 2015
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When the Arizona Diamondbacks traded away Miguel Montero to the Chicago Cubs in December, there wasn't a lot left in the catching cupboard as they prepared to head into the 2015 season. Could they be ready to go into battle with a rookie behind the plate?

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Tuesday rumors roundup 

March, 3, 2015
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Play Ball! The Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues are underway, and we already have a home run by the Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang against the Blue Jays.

On Monday, Rumor Central discussed how the Korean shortstop is more likely to take away at-bats from shortstop Jordy Mercer and third baseman Josh Harrison than from second baseman Neil Walker. Here are some of the rumors and news making the rounds on Tuesday:

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D-backs willing to deal? 

March, 3, 2015
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have put the word out that pitcher Trevor Cahill, second baseman Aaron Hill and outfielder Cody Ross are available, says Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

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Wednesday rumor roundup 

January, 14, 2015
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When Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals went under the knife to repair his right wrist in late-December, the team seemed confident that the outfielder would be ready to return to action in time for the team's April 6 opener.

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D-backs zoning in on Shields? 

January, 13, 2015
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After reportedly turning down an offer of $110 million from an unknown club, presumably because he didn't want to play for that particular team, James Shields may finally be getting closer to figuring out exactly where he does want to play in 2015.

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Monday rumor roundup 

January, 12, 2015
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The Arizona Diamondbacks currently have just one catcher with major league experience currently on their 40-man roster. That honor goes to Tuffy Gosewisch, and this fact is a big reason why, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the team is "working hard" to add another backstop to the mix.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks would like to add another catcher, but the price on the trade market is too high at this point, general manager Dave Stewart tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

"Without really giving up something that's going to cost us a player that we don't want to give away, we don't have a whole lot of motion yet,” Stewart said.

The D-backs traded Miguel Montero to the Diamondbacks last month, leaving them with the light-hitting Tuffy Gosewisch and Rule 5 draftee Oscar Hernandez on their roster.

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Avila, Navarro on D-backs radar? 

December, 13, 2014
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Give new Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart credit for his candor. Ask most GM’s who they might be seeking on the trade market, and you are greeted with stone silence of the baseball equivalent of a congressional filibuster.

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D-Backs ready to deal Trumbo? 

December, 6, 2014
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There was speculation last week after Arizona signed Cuban OF/3B Yasmany Tomas that the move could signal the end of Mark Trumbo's time in the desert. Is that truly the case?

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