Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks

Player News - Diamondbacks

Date: Team: Pos:

Diamondbacks re-assigned RHP Yoan Lopez to minor league camp.

The Cuban defector never had a chance to earn an Opening Day roster spot, but the D'Backs kept him around as long as possible to get a good look at him. The 22-year-old allowed 12 runs in 13 2/3 innings this spring and is likely to begin the season in the lower minors.
Mar 30 - 7:28 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Monday that Archie Bradley is in the mix for the team's final bullpen spot.

It's hard to believe it would happen. The Diamondbacks are poised for a rebuilding year and Bradley needs to be in a rotation somewhere as he tries to revive his stock a bit after a disappointing, injury-shortened 2014. We'd be very surprised if he's not in the Triple-A rotation to start 2015, but he's a good bet to debut at some point this season.
Mar 30 - 7:16 PM

Yoan Lopez yielded three runs in four innings in Monday's start against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers pounced on Lopez early, scoring twice in the first inning. Overall, Lopez allowed four hits and walked two while striking out three. The Cuban right-hander, signed in January, has mostly struggled this spring and will open up the season in the minor leagues. Lopez has given up 12 runs in 13 2/3 innings this spring.
Mar 30 - 7:03 PM

Daniel Hudson will pitch out of the bullpen to begin the season.

Hudson was competing with Chase Anderson and Trevor Cahill for a rotation spot this spring and showed good velocity while posting a 4.22 ERA and 8/4 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings in Cactus League action. However, he's on an 85-pitch limit and might have a better chance to hold up in relief. The 28-year-old has missed much of the last three seasons with a pair of Tommy John surgeries.
Mar 30 - 5:44 PM

Trevor Cahill has been awarded a spot in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation.

Josh Collmenter, Rubby De La Rosa, Jeremy Hellickson, and Chase Anderson will complete the rotation while Daniel Hudson will pitch out of the bullpen. Cahill, who is coming off a rough 2014, has allowed four runs on 13 hits and four walks over eight inning during Cactus League play. The Diamondbacks have enough options where nothing is for sure in this rotation. It promises to be a fluid situation.
Mar 30 - 5:40 PM

Chase Anderson has secured a spot in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation.

Trevor Cahill got the other spot while Daniel Hudson will move to the bullpen. Anderson earned the opportunity after posting a 1.84 ERA and 10/4 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings of work during Cactus League action. He's no sure thing to keep a spot and is a fringe option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 30 - 5:36 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Allen Webster to Triple-A Reno.

Webster registered an 8.18 ERA in five appearances this spring in the Cactus League. The 25-year-old righty owns a 6.25 ERA in 89 1/3 career major league innings.
Mar 30 - 3:17 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP AJ Schugel to Triple-A Reno.

Schugel was added to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster last November so that the club could protect him from the December Rule 5 Draft. The right-hander should get a look in Arizona at some point this season.
Mar 30 - 3:14 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Reno.

Reynolds pitched pretty well in the Cactus League this spring, but the Diamondbacks didn't have room for him in their bullpen. He'll act as organizational depth.
Mar 30 - 3:13 PM

Gerald Laird plated the Diamondbacks' lone run with a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

The veteran backstop had an opportunity to seize the team's starting job behind the plate this spring, but has hit just .200 (5-for-25) with four RBI. He's expected to begin the season as a backup to Tuffy Gosewisch, combining to form the worst catching combination in Major League Baseball.
Mar 29 - 10:27 PM

Daniel Hudson pitched well in Sunday's Cactus League start against the Rockies, scattering three hits and two walks over 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

The 28-year-old hurler struck out four in the ballgame. While he has already been informed that he'll make the team's Opening Day roster, it's still up in the air whether he'll function as a starter or reliever. While he's difficult to trust coming off of a second Tommy John surgery, he'd be an interesting name to watch in mixed leagues if he indeed lands a starting job.
Mar 29 - 10:24 PM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored as the Diamondbacks fell 11-10 in 10 innings to the Rockies on Sunday.

Pollock put the D'Backs on the board in the third inning with an RBI fielder's choice ground out, which was the start of a six-run outburst. Pollock is batting a hot .373 (22-for-59) with four stolen bases this spring. If he can stay healthy, Pollock should bring mixed league value this season.
Mar 29 - 7:52 PM

Jake Lamb went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in Sunday's Cactus League slugfest against the Rockies.

The two teams combined for 21 runs and 29 hits. Strangely, Lamb's three hits didn't factor too much into the final equation. Lamb is now hitting .333 (18-for-54) as he attempts to reclaim some playing time at third base from teammate Yasmany Tomas. The Diamondbacks have expressed an interest in having Tomas split time between third base and the outfield.
Mar 29 - 7:48 PM

Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com reports that the Diamondbacks are "getting trade calls" regarding Aaron Hill.

Murray adds that it's "unclear who has expressed interest in Hill, but at least a few teams have come calling about him." CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the D'Backs were shopping Hill, so this comes as no surprise. With the club considering going with Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Chris Owings at second base, they'd probably be better off moving Hill if they can find a taker. He's owed $24 million through the end of next season.
Mar 29 - 10:31 AM

Jeremy Hellickson allowed eight hits and three runs over 4 1/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Hellickson walked one and struck out three in the start. It was the continuation of a rough spring for Hellickson, who now owns a 6.00 Cactus League ERA. Even with his struggles, the right-hander has been assured a spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation when the season opens in April.
Mar 28 - 8:15 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    Norris: Titans need Mariota

    Norris: Titans need Mariota
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Friday
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options

    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Wednesday
  •  
    Draft: Winston moves to No. 1?

    Draft: Winston moves to No. 1?
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options

    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options
  •  
    Norris: Perfect fit for Jags?

    Norris: Perfect fit for Jags?