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Didi Gregorius | Shortstop

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals showed interest in Didi Gregorius prior to the trade deadline.
It was before they ended up acquiring Asdrubal Cabrera, as the plan would have been to play Gregorius at second base. However, Gregorius would have also served as long-term protection at shortstop should the Nats not be able to sign Ian Desmond to an extension. Desmond will be a free agent after next season. Aug 24 - 10:27 AM

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Didi Gregorius ended an 0-for-21 slump on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 11-inning 5-4 loss to the Nationals.

Entering the contest, Gregorius last notched a hit on August 9. He had taken 25 trips to the plate between hits. The slump ended with a third-inning single. Gregorius struck what at the time appeared to be a big blow, hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth to put the D'Backs on top 3-2, but it wasn't enough. Gregorius has been underwhelming at the plate, slashing .226/.308/.384 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 187 plate appearances.
Aug 18 - 10:50 PM

Didi Gregorius made his first career start at second base on Saturday.

With Aaron Hill getting a day off, Gregorius got the call after starting his first 104 career games at shortstop. That Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson is finding a way to get his bat in the lineup is no surprise -- he has four hits, four runs scored and two home runs in his two games since being recalled. Chris Owings started at shortstop on Saturday.
Jun 7 - 9:05 PM

Didi Gregorius hit his second leadoff homer in as many starts Friday against the Braves.

We're not sure this is a good thing for the Diamondbacks. Chris Owings was doing very steady work as the team's shortstop -- he was hitting .285/.323/.462 in 186 at-bats -- yet now he's taken a seat in favor of Gregorius two of the last three games. Gregorius, of course, started out like gangbusters last year, too, but quickly turned mediocre afterwards, which allowed Owings to win the job this spring. Gregorius may well be one of the game's 30 best shortstops, but Owings is better and doesn't deserve to sit against right-handers. The best-case scenario for Arizona would be if Gregorius's quick start could allow him to bring back a quality young outfielder or pitcher in trade.
Jun 7 - 1:11 AM

Diamondbacks recalled INF Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno.

He'll replace the injured Cliff Pennington (thumb) on the active roster and will serve as Chris Owings' backup. Gregorius, last year's starting shortstop for Arizona, was hitting .310/.389/.447 through 57 games in Triple-A this season.
Jun 3 - 12:27 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets "continue to monitor" Didi Gregorius.

The Mets had talks with the D'Backs during spring training about the shortstop, but nothing ever materialized. Arizona's recent addition of Tony La Russa as Chief Baseball Officer could complicate any potential trades they'd make in the near term, so it's doubtful a deal is going to happen anytime soon. Martino notes that Brad Miller and Nick Franklin "remain possibilities", although "there has been nothing lately" as far as talks go between the Mets and Mariners. The Mets also want to give Wilmer Flores a shot at shortstop.
May 21 - 1:12 PM

Diamondbacks optioned INF Didi Gregorius to Triple-A Reno.

The 24-year-old struggled with the bat in Cactus League play, slashing .222/.255/.267 in 45 at-bats, losing out on the team's starting shortstop job to Chris Owings. The team is exploring trade options for him, but until he earns a full-time gig someplace, he remains irrelevant in most fantasy leagues.
Mar 30 - 4:14 PM

Didi Gregorius lost out to Chris Owings in the starting shortstop battle and will start the year in the minors, per the Diamondbacks' Twitter page.

Owings was looking like the favorite to win the job, and the team made it official Saturday. Gregorius will likely be sent to Triple-A Reno, where he'll be the starting shortstop. It's likely that Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers explores a trade for the 24-year-old in the coming days.
Mar 29 - 9:03 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Pirates have had discussions with the Diamondbacks about a trade involving young shortstop Didi Gregorius.

Another strong indication that Chris Owings is going to open the 2014 regular season as the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop. Gregorius is very good defensively, but he batted just .202/.294/.284 over his final 65 games in 2013 and there's little hope for a major turnaround on that front. The Pirates are poised to start the defensively-challenged Jordy Mercer this year at short.
Mar 24 - 12:26 PM

As planned, Didi Gregorius got the start for the Diamondbacks on Sunday and went 0-for-3 with a walk.

Starting Gregorius over Chris Owings against a lefty didn't make much sense, but this was all part of Kirk Gibson's plan. Owings ended up pinch-hitting after Paco Rodriguez retired Gregorius in the seventh and singled. Gregorius did have a nice game defensively, but that's most of what he has to offer. Unless he's traded, he figures to be optioned to Triple-A later this week.
Mar 23 - 2:15 AM

ESPN New York is reporting that the Diamondbacks are making Didi Gregorius -- and not Chris Owings -- available in trade discussions.

Arizona is targeting a starting pitcher to offset the loss of intended Opening Day starter Patrick Corbin (UCL tear). Three D'Back scouts took in a Mets intrasquad game involving Double-A and Triple-A players Tuesday; starters Noah Syndergaard, Logan Verrett and Jacob deGrom all pitched in that game. Over his first 38 games last season, Gregorius hit .322. He slashed .202/.294/.284 in his remaining 65 games. Owings, obviously favored for the starting shortstop job, is one of the game's best prospects at that position.
Mar 19 - 8:52 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Diamondbacks scouts were on hand to watch Mets prospects on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie.

It's an interesting note given that Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings have come up in trade rumors and the Mets are on the lookout for a shortstop. Owings is reportedly favored for the starting shortstop job for Arizona, so Gregorius might be the more realistic target. Mariners scouts have also been a presence at Mets camp this winter, as speculation continues about a possible match involving Nick Franklin.
Mar 18 - 1:22 PM

Didi Gregorius finished 3-for-4 with three singles and a stolen base on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Gregorius broke out of his spring slump with a multi-hit day. The 24-year-old is competing with Chris Owings for the starting shortstop job.
Mar 12 - 7:12 PM

The offensive woes for Didi Gregorius continued on Friday, as the young shortstop went 0-for-2 in a losing effort against the Athletics.

Gregorius is now just 3-for-17 (.176) in the early Cactus League season. He's battling with Chris Owings to become the team's starting shortstop, but neither competitor has come out of the gate swinging. Fantasy owners are likely rooting for Owings to claim the job outright, as he profiles as a much more productive player across the board.
Mar 7 - 10:07 PM

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers acknowledged Wednesday that he's open to trading a shortstop.

Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings are currently battling over starting duties in Diamondbacks camp. The loser of that competition could be shipped to another team before Opening Day. "For us, it would have to be the right deal," Towers told the Arizona Republic. "Our biggest needs in our system are catching. If it’s the right, top-notch catching prospect. Someone we could have right behind [Miguel Montero]. More of an upper-level guy. Maybe a top, upper-end starter. We have a lot of bullpen depth, infielders. Maybe an outfielder, but probably more catching and Double-A, Triple-A type starter."
Feb 27 - 3:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Mark Trumbo
2Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Jake Lamb
2Cliff Pennington
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Cody Ross
2Xavier Paul
3Nolan Reimold
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Ender Inciarte
RF1David Peralta
2Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8Will Harris
9Matt Reynolds
10David Hernandez