MLB Rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks

Could Hudson close next season? 

September, 19, 2014
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According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Diamondbacks have shut down pitcher Daniel Hudson, one appearance sooner than the team had intended.

Hill likely to stay in Arizona 

September, 16, 2014
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Aaron Hill was shopped at the July trade deadline and has seen his playing time at second base reduced, but "there is no reason to believe" he will not be back with the Arizona Diamondbacks next season, reports Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona.

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Stewart a GM in Arizona? 

September, 15, 2014
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Dave Stewart faces a Catch 22 when it comes to the vacant job of Arizona Diamondbacks’ general manager.

Stewart, the former major league pitcher and coach who is currently a player agent, has been mentioned as a leading candidate to replace the departing Kevin Towers because of his past ties to D-backs’ chief of baseball operations Tony La Russa.

While Stewart may find the opening an intriguing one, he “cannot express interest until he knows he can get it,” says Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. If the interest is not mutual, Stewart risks alienating his client base that includes Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley.

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Towers gone, Gibson next? 

September, 5, 2014
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired general manager Kevin Towers, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. As ESPN.com's Buster Olney put it, the decision to part ways with Towers seemed "inevitable" and "presumably, Towers is now free to join the San Diego Padres' front office as some sort of assistant... a move that has been speculated about within the industry for months."

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Will Bradley get September call? 

August, 27, 2014
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The preliminary rosters for the 2014 Arizona Fall League were announced on Tuesday, and among the names of prospects headed for a little winter baseball was pitcher Archie Bradley of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Hill at 3B for D-backs in 2015? 

August, 25, 2014
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On Sunday, we wrote about the Arizona Diamondbacks and their plan to use Chris Owings at second base once he returns from the disabled list in order to explore all potential options for their infield in advance of the 2015 season. Now, another potential piece of the puzzle appears to be falling into place.

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D-backs MI picture for 2015? 

August, 24, 2014
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With Aaron Hill due to make $12 million in each of the next two seasons, the Arizona Diamondbacks may end up having no choice but to have him as their starting second baseman when the 2015 season gets underway. However, they're certainly going to explore every available option before they have to make that final call.

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Will Towers be retained in Arizona? 

August, 19, 2014
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The status of manager Kirk Gibson was called into question almost immediately after the Arizona Diamondbacks brought in Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer in late May. La Russa has kept his intentions close to the vest, but one report says Gibson will be given another chance to turn things around.

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September arrival for Bradley? 

August, 15, 2014
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Although he took a no-decision on Thursday, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Chase Anderson did manage to record his sixth consecutive quality start for the team. However, Anderson has never thrown as many innings in a season as he has already in 2014.

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Arizona looking to Japan for SP? 

August, 13, 2014
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This season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have seen their starting rotation struggle, with a combined record at 16 games under .500 and an ERA of 4.55 that ranks 27th in all of baseball. If the team is going to have success next season, starting pitching is going to have to be a priority.

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Interest in Prado grows? 

July, 27, 2014
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The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 on Saturday, in large part due to the five-RBI performance of Martin Prado, who upped his batting average to .280 thanks to his current five-game hitting streak.

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Could the D-backs shop Aaron Hill? 

June, 28, 2014
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The Arizona Diamondbacks own the worst winning percentage in the National League, so it is no longer of question of if general manager Kevin Towers assumes the role of trade deadline seller, but when.

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LaRocque on La Russa's wish list? 

May, 26, 2014
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Tony La Russa is still getting his feet wet in his new job as chief baseball officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but could he turn to a familiar face in St. Louis as part of a front-office reshuffling?

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Archie Bradley's timetable 

April, 29, 2014
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There was more than money behind the decision of Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers to pass on the promotion of prized pitching prospect Archie Bradley.

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Arizona's OF options without Trumbo 

April, 26, 2014
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The Arizona Diamondbacks learned Friday that they'll be without slugging outfield Mark Trumbo for an extended period of time due to a stress fracture in his left foot. According to FOXSports.com, Trumbo is expected to miss at least six weeks.

Oddly, the last-place DBacks (8-18) have gone 3-1 since Trumbo went down, and now the team has to hope that the rest of the outfield can stay healthy over the next month and a half.

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