Inbox: Impact of potential Machado trade?

January 22, 2018

Explain to me please the logic of acquiring Manny Machado, who will be a free agent after the season and is going to cost $16 million this year. Are the D-backs thinking they can sign him long term, and if so, why not just re-sign J.D. Martinez?— Carl, Phoenix Machado is an outstanding player, and with the D-backs in position to contend again this year, if they could add him…

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Smith ranked 3rd among first-base prospects

January 19, 2018

PHOENIX — When the D-backs selected Pavin Smith with the No. 7 overall pick in last year’s Draft, the club believed his ability to hit at the University of Virginia would translate to pro ball. That proved to be the case as Smith slashed .318/.401/.415 in 222 plate appearances in 2017 for Class A Short Season Hillsboro of the Northwest League. PHOENIX — When the D-backs selected Pavin Smith with…

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Tomas arrested for reckless driving, speeding

January 18, 2018

PHOENIX — D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested Thursday morning after being cited for allegedly driving 105 mph on the northbound Loop 101, according to a report by KTAR News. Tomas, who was pulled over at 9:26 a.m. MST near Baseline Road on the 101, was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding. He was not found to be impaired. PHOENIX — D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested Thursday morning…

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Ray's rapid ascent could be key for D-backs

December 26, 2017

PHOENIX — Zack Greinke has the title of ace for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that might change in 2018 if Robbie Ray continues his development. The D-backs left-hander had a breakout year in 2017 thanks to adding a curveball to his repertoire prior to the season and pair of mechanical changes he made in May. PHOENIX — Zack Greinke has the title of ace for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that…

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D-backs won't mortgage future for present

December 11, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The D-backs, who claimed a Wild Card spot last year, plan on being postseason contenders once again in 2018, but they aren’t going to go all in on next year at the expense of continuing to be competitive in the future. As the Winter Meetings opened Monday, D-backs GM Mike Hazen had three main objectives: continue adding pieces to the bullpen, find a catching replacement…

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D-backs claim left-hander Owens off waivers

December 8, 2017

The D-backs claimed left-hander Henry Owens off waivers from the Red Sox on Friday. The 25-year-old went 60-42 with a 3.49 ERA over six Minor League seasons. In 2014, Owens was the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year after going 17-5 with a 2.94 ERA. The D-backs claimed left-hander Henry Owens off waivers from the Red Sox on Friday. The 25-year-old went 60-42 with a 3.49 ERA over six Minor…

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D-backs re-sign McFarland to 1-year deal

December 6, 2017

PHOENIX — The D-backs signed left-hander T.J. McFarland to a one-year deal Wednesday, just days after not tendering him a contract. By not tendering a contract, the D-backs avoided a possible salary-arbitration hearing with McFarland, who was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $1 million through that process, and he became a free agent. PHOENIX — The D-backs signed left-hander T.J. McFarland to a one-year deal Wednesday, just days after not…

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MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

December 5, 2017

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com’s early Draft Top 50 list is not occupied by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best…

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D-backs' Hall shaves beard in fight vs. cancer

December 1, 2017

PHOENIX — It’s been a year since D-backs president Derrick Hall and advisor Luis Gonzalez had their graying beards shaved because of the fight against cancer. Many men in the D-backs front office grow their beards during the month of November. Friday morning was their third annual shave off, sponsored by the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The D-backs donated $35,000…

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New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

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November 19, 2017
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