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Paul Goldschmidt | First Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks have been granted permission to interview Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar for their managerial vacancy.
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic has confirmed the report with the team. Piecoro also notes that it sounds like the D'Backs are done compiling the list of people to interview, as Bogar joins Chip Hale, Lorenzo Bundy, Don Wakamatsu, Joe McEwing, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Jim Tracy, Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin and Turner Ward. Fri, Oct 3, 2014 03:15:00 PM

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The Diamondbacks have received permission to interview Athletics third base coach Chip Hale.

They've also been given permission to interview Dodgers third base coach Lorenzo Bundy and have requested to interview Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar. Assuming the request to interview Bogar is granted, that brings the total of managerial candidates to 11. Also on the list are Don Wakamatsu, Joe McEwing, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Jim Tracy, Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin and Turner Ward.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 08:53:00 AM

The Diamondbacks have received permission to interview Don Wakamatsu for their managerial opening.

Wakamatsu is currently serving as a bench coach for the Royals. Joe McEwing, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Jim Tracy, Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin and Turner Ward have also been identified as candidates for the position.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 07:39:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks have added Joe McEwing to their list of managerial candidates.

McEwing has been the White Sox third base coach for the past three seasons and has strong ties to Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. Sandy Alomar, Jr., Jim Tracy, Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin, and Turner Ward are among the other names Arizona is considering to replace Kirk Gibson.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Jim Tracy are candidates for the Diamondbacks' managerial vacancy.

Alomar has five spent seasons with the Indians as the first base, third base and bench coach. Tracy has previously managed with the Dodgers, Pirates, and Rockies. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish adds that Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin, and Turner Ward are other candidates for the job. More figure to be added to the list.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt took batting practice on the field Saturday for the first time since fracturing his left hand in early August.

The workout went well, and Goldschmidt is on track to be 100 percent healthy by the start of spring training next year. The first baseman batted .300/.396/.542 with 19 home runs and 69 RBI in 109 games this season.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 05:14:00 PM

A CT scan on Tuesday confirmed that Paul Goldschmidt will not need surgery to repair his fractured left hand.

Goldschmidt is 2-3 weeks from strengthening work. The slugging first baseman is done for the season, but he'll have a regular offseason and be ready to roll for spring training.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 07:26:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson conceded Sunday that Paul Goldschmidt (hand) is likely out for the season.

"Realistically, it's eight weeks," Gibson said. "So he's done." Goldschmidt suffered a fractured left hand when he was hit by a pitch Friday, and even in a best-case scenario he probably won't be ready until late September. At that point, the out-of-contention Diamondbacks have no reason to push him to return. Those in redrafts can feel free to drop the slugging first baseman until you have room on your DL to stash him.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed 1B Paul Goldschmidt on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

It's unclear at the moment just how much time the All-Star slugger stands to miss, but it should be a lengthy stay on the disabled list. He sustained the injury when he entered Friday's game as a pinch hitter and was drilled in the hand by a pitch from Ernesto Frieri.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt will be examined Saturday after getting hit in the hand by a pitch during Friday's game against the Pirates.

Goldschmidt was getting a rare night off, but he was called in to pinch-hit in the ninth and got plunked then. He still might be able to play Saturday.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 01:58:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Pirates.

It's just a routine day of rest for the All-Star slugger. Jordan Pacheco will draw the start at first base and bat sixth against opposing hurler Edinson Volquez.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in Saturday's 9-3 rout of the Cubs.

Goldschmidt walked in the first inning, singled in the third, walked again in the fifth, doubled in the sixth, and then slugged a two-run shot in the eighth -- finishing the evening with three runs scored. The first baseman boasts a .314/.408/.570 batting line, 18 home runs, and 65 RBI in 97 games this season.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt smacked a walkoff two-run double in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Marlins.

Arizona entered the bottom of the 10th inning trailing by two runs with Marlins closer Steve Cishek on the mound, but Aaron Hill singled, Ender Inciarte drew a walk, David Peralta hit an RBI single, and then Goldschmidt ended it with a two-run double to left-center field. Goldy is batting .312/.404/.558 with 61 RBI in 92 games this season.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a walk, double, RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 9-1 win over the Marlins.

During Goldie's seven-game hitting streak, he's logged five multi-hit games. All of those games have been played in July, giving the stud first baseman a 13-for-25 (.520) start to the month. Overall, he's batting .313 and is on pace for 28 homers and 105 RBI.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Braves.

Goldschmidt finished up a strong week by hitting his 16th home run of the season off Alex Wood. His two runs batted in gives him 58 RBI for the year, third-most in the National League. The first baseman was 11-for-22 (.500) with four doubles, a triple, the homer, five runs scored and five RBI in the past week as he's enjoyed a good start to July.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Jordan Pacheco
2B1Aaron Hill
2Nick Punto
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Danny Worth
3B1Yasmany Tomas
2Jake Lamb
3Cliff Pennington
4Brandon Drury
LF1David Peralta
2Cody Ross
3Nolan Reimold
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Ender Inciarte
3Socrates Brito
RF1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Bronson Arroyo
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Vidal Nuno
7Robbie Ray
8Trevor Cahill
9Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6Randall Delgado
7Daniel Hudson
8Matt Reynolds
9David Hernandez
10Will Locante
11Kevin Munson
12Enrique Burgos