Player News - Diamondbacks

Date: Team: Pos:

Diamondbacks signed C Josh Thole to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

A career .242/.313/.306 hitter, the 30-year-old Thole enters a crowded catching situation in Arizona with Jeff Mathis, Chris Iannetta and Chris Herrmann already in tow. He seems unlikely to make the Opening Day roster.
Jan 23 - 7:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed LHP Marlon Arias to a minor league contract.

The 32-year-old southpaw sat out the 2016 season after toiling in the Mexican League in 2015. He spent five years in the Dodgers' organization from 2005-2009 and hasn't pitched stateside since, though recently looked impressive in the Dominican Winter League. He's nothing more than organizational depth for the D'Backs.
Jan 21 - 8:51 AM

Diamondbacks signed OF Gregor Blanco to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Blanco struggled to find a good landing spot this winter after batting just .224/.309/.311 in 106 games last season with the Giants. Arizona's outfield depth chart is quite crowded, though Blanco does offer more defensive versatility than some of the other options. He'll fight for a backup job in Diamondbacks camp.
Jan 17 - 7:33 PM

Diamondbacks re-signed RHP Joey Krehbiel to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 24-year-old hurler had a nice season at Double-A Mobile in 2016, registering a 2.75 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 66/23 K/BB ratio across 55 2/3 innings. While a long-shot, he could compete for a spot in the club's Opening Day bullpen with a strong showing in spring training.
Jan 14 - 11:00 AM

Diamondbacks signed C Chris Iannetta to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

He'll join Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann behind the dish for the Diamondbacks. The 33-year-old hit just .210/.303/.329 with seven homers and 24 RBI in 338 plate appearances with the Mariners in 2014.
Jan 13 - 10:44 PM

Shelby Miller requested $5.1 million and was offered $4.7 million by the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

2016 was an unmitigated disaster for Miller, as he compiled a cringe-inducing 6.15 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 70/42 K/BB ratio across 101 innings in his first season with the Diamondbacks. He's projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $4.9 million in arbitration, exactly the midpoint between the figures that each side filed at.
Jan 13 - 10:30 PM

Taijuan Walker requested $2.6 million and was offered $2.25 million by the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

He was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $2.8 million, which is higher than the figure submitted by Walker. Arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super-2 player, Walker registered a 4.22 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 119/37 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings for the Mariners in 2016.
Jan 13 - 10:26 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract with Chris Iannetta.

Terms of the deal aren't known at this time, but it will presumably be a major league contract. Iannetta will turn 34 just after Opening Day and has batted a dreadful .199/.298/.332 over the last two seasons, but he should have a shot to play quite a bit in Arizona. His signing is probably bad news for Chris Herrmann, who now might fall back into a third catcher/utility role.
Jan 13 - 5:25 PM

Diamondbacks and C/OF Chris Herrmann avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $937,500 contract.

He earned a raise in his first year of arbitration eligibility after hitting a surprising .284/.352/.493 over 56 games with the D'Backs in 2016. Herrmann should see lots of playing time in 2017.
Jan 13 - 4:55 PM

Diamondbacks and RHP Randall Delgado avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.775 million contract.

It's his second year of arbitration eligibility. Delgado posted a 4.44 ERA over 79 relief appearances for Arizona last season.
Jan 13 - 4:53 PM

Diamondbacks and LHP Patrick Corbin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.95 million contract.

The left-hander was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. He put up a disappointing 5.15 ERA for the Diamondbacks last season.
Jan 13 - 4:51 PM

Diamondbacks and INF Chris Owings avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.

It's a nice salary bump for Owings, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He batted .277/.315/.416 with five homers and 21 steals for the D'Backs last season.
Jan 13 - 2:42 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP JJ Hoover to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says Hoover will make $900,000 if in the majors, with an additional $425,000 available in incentives. Hoover began last season as the Reds' closer but finished the year with a 13.50 ERA over 18 appearances. However, on a minor league contract he's a decent bounce-back candidate.
Jan 13 - 11:07 AM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Ivan Pineyro to a minor league contract.

Pineyro, 25, spent the 2016 season in the Marlins' organization, compiling a 6.67 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 19/14 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings across three minor league levels. He'll add organizational rotation depth for the Diamondbacks.
Jan 8 - 11:11 AM

Diamondbacks re-signed RHP Rubby De La Rosa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

De La Rosa was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks last month after struggling through more elbow issues in 2016. He'll try to prove his health next spring and compete for a spot in Arizona's bullpen. The 27-year-old right-hander holds a 4.48 ERA in 413 2/3 career major league innings.
Jan 3 - 6:06 PM


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