Player News - Diamondbacks

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Diamondbacks placed OF Rickie Weeks on the bereavement list.

He'll be away from the team for 3-7 days. The Diamondbacks will announce a corresponding roster move on Friday. The 33-year-old outfielder has hit .245 across 98 at-bats this year.
Jun 30 - 11:32 PM

The Diamondbacks expect to have a clearer picture as to Zack Greinke's (oblique) status on Friday.

That's the day he's slated to throw his normal between-starts bullpen session. Greinke, who left Tuesday's outing with tightness in his left oblique, is scheduled to start again on Monday but might wind up needing a stint on the disabled list. "We’ve just got our fingers crossed," chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said. "I know there’s a lot of the season left after the All-Star break, so we want to be very careful. … We’ll be more careful than aggressive in pushing." If Greinke does need a DL stint, Zack Godley and possibly Braden Shipley are the most likely options to fill his spot in the rotation.
Jun 30 - 8:49 AM

Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) will play catch every other day for another week before hopefully beginning a throwing program.

He played catch Wednesday for the second time since being placed on the disabled list. "I feel good," he said. "I feel pretty much normal." It's a nice first step for De La Rosa, who is battling a stretched ulnar collateral ligament, but he's a ways away. "When he starts to get off the mound, that will be the tell-tale sign of when he starts to go out and throw a couple (bullpens)," Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. "It’s back to spring-training mode for him."
Jun 30 - 8:40 AM

Archie Bradley allowed three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Bradley left with a one-run lead, but it vanished soon thereafter. Bradley has had problems with walks lately, but today he issued just one, matching his season low. Unfortunately, that walk opened the game in the top of the first inning, and Peter Bourjos immediately followed with a two-run homer.
Jun 29 - 7:50 PM

Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 and hit a three-run homer versus the Phillies on Wednesday.

Lamb has nine homers in June. He's hit 17 homers in 260 at-bats this year after totaling six in 350 at-bats in 2015. Maybe he'll never be very good against lefties, but he's been awfully valuable this year anyway.
Jun 29 - 7:47 PM

Diamondbacks RHP prospect Tyler Mark registered a career-high 10 strikeouts over seven shutout frames Tuesday in a win for Low-A Hillsboro.

He scattered three hits and didn't walk a batter. The seven-inning effort was Mark's longest of the year. It was also his first victory after going winless over his first 10 outings. The 21-year-old struggled through a dismal seven-game stretch at Low-A Kane County earlier this year (0-5, 8.03 ERA) but has looked more at home in Hillsboro with a 4.96 ERA through his first three starts. The Diamondbacks drafted Mark in the sixth round last year out of Concordia University in Irvine, California.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 29 - 1:11 PM

Nick Ahmed is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Zach Eflin. Jean Segura will start at shortstop while Phil Gosselin will play second base.
Jun 29 - 1:03 PM

Welington Castillo is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

He'll sit the day game after the night game. Chris Herrmann will be behind the plate and catch Archie Bradley.
Jun 29 - 12:55 PM

Jake Lamb went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Lamb's seventh-inning solo homer off David Hernandez boosted the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 advantage. They held that until the ninth inning, but the Phillies would come back with two runs in that frame to overcome the deficit. For the season, Lamb is slashing a strong .286/.366/.584 with 18 doubles, 16 homers and 52 RBI over 255 at-bats. The 25-year-old third baseman is plenty deserving of All-Star consideration.
Jun 29 - 2:28 AM

Randall Delgado pitched well in emergency relief action during Tuesday's showdown with the Phillies, allowing one run on three hits over three innings.

Zack Greinke started the game, but he was waylaid by left oblique tightness after tossing two innings. Enter Delgado, who surrendered a fifth-inning solo home run to Maikel Franco but otherwise did a nice job in holding down the fort after Greinke's unexpected absence. For the season, Delgado owns a 3.51 ERA and 37/21 K/BB ratio over 41 innings.
Jun 29 - 2:19 AM

Zack Greinke was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Phillies due to tightness in his left oblique.

Oblique injuries can be tricky and tend to linger, so it's hard to speculate how much time, if any, Greinke could miss. It's likely that the team could play it safe and skip a start or two heading into the All-Star break.
Jun 28 - 11:15 PM

Zack Greinke was pulled from Tuesday's start against the Phillies after just two innings due to an apparent back injury.

Greinke felt something and grabbed for his back after throwing a warmup pitch before the third inning, and that was enough for the D'Backs coaching staff to lift him from the game. He allowed one run on four hits while striking out two before departing. Expect an update from the club shortly.
Jun 28 - 10:38 PM

Robbie Ray said Tuesday that he expects to make his scheduled start on Sunday.

The left-hander is dealing with a blood blister on his pitching hand. The 24-year-old left-hander has been a disappointing fantasy proposition this season, carrying a 4.59 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into Sunday's matchup against the Giants.
Jun 28 - 6:49 PM

Diamondbacks released RHP Kyle Drabek.

Drabek, now 28, made one appearance with the Diamondbacks in April and had an ugly 6.68 ERA over 11 starts and four relief appearances in Triple-A. The former top prospect will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Jun 28 - 2:41 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is now represented by Excel Sports Management.

Goldschmidt left ISE Baseball, which was formerly called Relativity Sports. The 28-year-old is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2018 with an affordable club option for 2019, so his contract status isn't an immediate concern.
Jun 28 - 10:30 AM


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