Player News - Diamondbacks

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Brandon Drury homered for the second consecutive game as the Diamondbacks fell to the Rockies on Sunday afternoon in Arizona.

His solo shot came off of Rockies starter Chad Bettis. Drury also singled twice, finishing the day 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He has swung a ridiculously hot bat in the first month of the season, slashing .315/.329/.630 with five homers and 11 RBI. With his versatility, he's likely to find his way into the Diamondbacks lineup on a nightly basis and the power he has displayed makes him an interesting mixed league commodity going forward.
May 1 - 8:03 PM

Shelby Miller struggled yet again in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, surrendering three runs on four hits in only 3 2/3 innings of work.

Miller also issued four walks while striking out three. He cruised through the first three innings unscathed, but seemed to lose his release point in the fourth and everything came unglued. He has been comically bad through his first six starts with the Diamondbacks, compiling an 8.49 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 19/19 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings. He'll look to start turning his season around when he takes on his former club in Atlanta on Saturday.
May 1 - 8:01 PM

Jean Segura is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Phil Gosselin is at second base and in the leadoff spot. Welington Castillo and Jake Lamb are also on the bench, as the D'Backs have Chris Herrmann at catcher and Brandon Drury at third base.

Brandon Drury temporarily tied the game with a two-run homer in the sixth inning against the Rockies on Saturday, but the Diamondbacks ultimately lost it in the ninth.

Drury is hitting .294/.310/.588 with four homers and 10 RBI, and he has now started seven-consecutive games at four different positions. The top-100 prospect is worth adding in deeper leagues, as he's a sneaky power option with second-base eligibility. It's worth noting, though, that he only has one walk in 71 PA. Patience has never been his forte in the minors, and big-league pitchers have a funny way of exploiting that weakness. His leash won't be too long, either, as the Diamondbacks have plenty of good hitters jockeying for playing time.
May 1 - 12:11 AM

Zack Greinke threw seven strong innings against the Rockies on Saturday night, striking out eight and surrendering just two runs in a no-decision.

Greinke has had a roller-coaster start to his Diamondbacks career, but threw the ball well against a tough opponent. He probably feels hard done by his second run allowed, too, as it came on a jam-shot blooper with two outs in the third. Still, he has 32 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings this year and will likely see his 5.50 ERA drop closer to his 3.74 FIP as the season progresses. The right-hander has a wonderful matchup looming against the woeful Braves on Friday.
May 1 - 12:05 AM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of LHP Zac Curtis from High-A Visalia.

The D'Backs are scouring all levels of their organization in a search for a dependable left-handed reliever, and the 23-year-old Curtis is the next man up. He posted a 5.23 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 22/5 K/BB ratio over 10 1/3 innings at High-A.
Apr 30 - 3:51 PM

Diamondbacks designated LHP Keith Hessler for assignment.

The 27-year-old hurler just joined the big league club on Monday, but allowed three runs on five hits over his three innings of work. It's unlikely that he'll generate much interest on waivers and should continue to function as organizational bullpen depth.
Apr 30 - 3:48 PM

Robbie Ray was tagged for five runs and four homers in four-plus innings by the Rockies on Friday.

It could have been worse, considering that Ray gave up two walks and three more hits in addition to the four homers. Ray hadn't allowed a single homer through four starts this year and he gave up just nine in 127 2/3 innings last season, so tonight was certainly something of a fluke. Still, he's more of a streamer/spot-starter in mixed leagues than an every-week option.
Apr 30 - 1:20 AM

Nick Ahmed is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday.

It's a simple day off. Jean Segura has slid over to shortstop, and Brandon Drury will play second base.
Apr 29 - 5:21 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Matt Buschmann for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly claimed Edwin Escobar. Buschmann allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings during his time with the big club earlier this month.
Apr 29 - 3:12 PM

Diamondbacks claimed LHP Edwin Escobar off waivers from the Red Sox.

He had been designated for assignment last week. Escobar is unscored upon at the Triple-A level this season and should get a shot with the big club before long.
Apr 29 - 3:05 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale indicated Thursday that Brandon Drury will continue to see regular playing time as long as he produces.

"We’ll have to figure out where (Friday) and keep running with it because he’s a darn good player," Hale said. Drury has started five of the last six games and done so at three different positions. He's made starts at second and third base and both corner outfield spots this season and is batting .384 with three homers and seven RBI over his last 10 contests. The D'Backs could move David Peralta to center field and hand Drury the right field job, but they're hesitant to do it on a full-time basis since it would really weaken their defense. Drury needs to be owned in deeper fantasy leagues even if he doesn't have an official position.
Apr 29 - 8:45 AM

Chris Herrmann went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

Herrmann also struck out twice, but he at least made his lone hit count. The 28-year-old backstop clocked a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha in the second inning. The dinger was his second of the season. That aside, he has seen just 28 at-bats this season and offers no fantasy upside.
Apr 29 - 12:12 AM

Rubby De La Rosa was clutch in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Cardinals, striking out 10 over seven shutout innings.

De La Rosa allowed just two hits on the evening. He walked two and exited having thrown a tidy 94 pitches (65 strikes). It was a sparkling outing any way you cut it. Through four starts (seven appearances), the 27-year-old right-hander holds a 4.18 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 28/8 K/BB ratio. A road date with the Marlins shows next on his schedule as he tries to build on Thursday's fantastic start.
Apr 29 - 12:10 AM

Welington Castillo is out of Thursday's starting lineup against the Cardinals.

He's presumably getting a breather. Chris Herrmann will start behind the dish and catch Rubby De La Rosa.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 28 - 5:01 PM


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