MLB Rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks

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.
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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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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Arizona dropped its fourth-straight game on Tuesday, it's 10th loss in 11 games, and things are officially spiraling for the Diamondbacks. Following the latest defeat to the Cubs, veteran Eric Chavez said the team's early slide is like nothing he's ever experienced.

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According to a recent interview with Arizona's managing general partner Ken Kendrick, the Diamondbacks recognize that they aren't relying on analytics as much as many other teams around the league.

And that can't sit well with fans of the team, which enter Monday with the worst record in the league at 5-16.

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Who goes first: Towers or Gibson? 

April, 20, 2014
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The Arizona Diamondbacks let a rookie pitcher make his first-ever big league start on Saturday, but it wasn't Archie Bradley. It was Mike Bolsinger who, though staked to a 4-0 lead, lasted just four innings, allowing six earned runs on seven hits in a game the team would end up losing 8-6.

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Gibson on the hot seat? 

April, 6, 2014
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In February, the Arizona Diamondbacks gave manager Kirk Gibson a contract extension so that he would not be entering 2014 as a lame duck. However, they did not reveal the terms of that extension, so it's unclear exactly how much job security Gibson actually has.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks got the worst possible news regarding Patrick Corbin, who could be lost for the season after an MRI revealed a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.

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Lefthander Oliver Perez found a home Friday, agreeing to a two-year, $4.25 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks that could put the roster spot of Joe Thatcher in jeopardy.

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Arizona looking to Arroyo 

February, 6, 2014
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After missing out on Masahiro Tanaka and Matt Garza, and being unable to convince either the Tampa Bay Rays or Chicago Cubs to deal away their No. 1 pitchers, the Arizona Diamondbacks have now turned their energy towards adding Bronson Arroyo to their rotation.

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Spring training is almost here for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the club remains interested in adding a “top-of-the rotation” starter, general manager Kevin Towers tells Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic.

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It is has been a frustrating winter for free agent Bronson Arroyo, who told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark last week how baffled he was at still being without a contract this late in the offseason.

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D-Backs now considering Arroyo? 

February, 1, 2014
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Earlier this week, ESPN's Jayson Stark wrote about the situation free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo finds himself in as we enter the final weeks before Spring Training.

"His old team, the Reds, loves him but is ready to move on," Stark explained. "He had strong interest from the Twins earlier in the offseason, but they re-signed Mike Pelfrey instead. And while Arroyo has been linked to a long list of teams at various times -- Orioles, Dodgers, Mariners, Mets, Angels, Phillies, Pirates, etc. -- he's still in limbo, along with a surprising number of other veteran starters."

Another potential suitor, San Francisco, is no longer in the running.

On Friday, though, we learned that Arizona has emerged as a possible landing spot for the veteran.

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Diamondbacks might stand pat 

January, 23, 2014
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How will things turn out for the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff now that Masahiro Tanaka is no longer an option? ESPN.com's Jim Bowden predicts that the Diamondbacks will be in competition with the Los Angeles Angels to sign Matt Garza and, if they end up losing out there, then they would enter the Ervin Santana sweepstakes alongside the Toronto Blue Jays.

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