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The Diamondbacks, Tigers, and Royals sent scouts to Adrian Gonzalez's showcase last Friday, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group.

Arizona wouldn't seem to have much room for Gonzalez after signing Wilmer Flores, but a minor league deal still might be a possibility. That said, better options abound for teams looking at first basemen. Logan Morrison, Lucas Duda, Brad Miller, Matt Davidson and Mark Reynolds are all out there and will probably end up signing for peanuts.
Jan 23 - 11:01 AM

ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that the Diamondbacks and Wilmer Flores have come to terms on a one-year, $4.25 million contract with a $6 million club option for 2020.

It's a fit that makes a lot of sense. Flores is bad defensively everywhere other than first base (and not particularly good there), but the Diamondbacks have plenty of flexibility there with Jake Lamb able to move between the corners, Eduardo Escobar able to play throughout the infield and Ketel Marte perhaps moving to center field. Flores will be asked to play against lefties and could take on a significant role against righties if he has a good start.
Jan 16 - 3:25 PM

ESPN's Pedro Gomez believes that Wilmer Flores is on the verge of signing with an NL West team.

Of the NL West teams, the Diamondbacks and Padres would seem to make the most sense. The Diamondbacks could have him platoon with Jake Lamb at first and also start against righties on occasion, with Lamb at third and Eduardo Escobar somewhere else on the diamond. The Padres have a vacancy for him at third, but his defensive issues there would be a problem.
Jan 16 - 2:38 PM

WEEI's Rob Bradford hears that the Diamondbacks are not targeting Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweeted Tuesday evening that Bradley is "high atop" the Diamondbacks' wish list to replace free agent A.J. Pollock in center field, but Bradford and other reporters are hearing differently. Whatever the case, it sounds like the Red Sox would be willing to part ways with JBJ this winter if the offer is right. They are reportedly looking to divert some payroll to bullpen upgrades.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 11:11:00 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley is "high atop" the Diamondbacks' wish list.

And it sounds like Bradley is available for trade this winter with the defending World Series champions looking to cut payroll in order to make bullpen upgrades. The 28-year-old center fielder hit .234/.314/.403 with 13 home runs and 17 stolen bases over 144 games with the Red Sox in 2018. He could be the replacement for free agent A.J. Pollock in the Arizona outfield.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 06:27:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Adrian Gonzalez plans to play in 2019 and the Diamondbacks are "one of the teams who may have interest."

Gonzalez opened last season as the Mets' first baseman but was released after batting just .237/.299/.373 with six homers over 54 games. He will turn 37 next May and surely would have to settle for a minor league contract at this point. Nightengale says that "money won't be an issue" for Gonzalez.
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 11:18:00 PM

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Diamondbacks, Angels, Yankees, Braves and Reds are among the teams showing interest in Joakim Soria.

Soria will turn 35 next May but should land a multi-year contract after posting a 3.12 ERA and 75/16 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings between the White Sox and Brewers in 2018. He'll likely serve in a setup role wherever he lands.
Mon, Dec 3, 2018 06:16:00 PM

Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Diamondbacks will acquire catcher Chris Stewart from the Braves.

The 36-year-old backstop was designated for assignment by the Braves earlier this week. The Braves are expected to fetch cash or a player to be named later in return for Stewart. This deal doesn't move the needle at all for fantasy purposes.
Thu, Aug 30, 2018 06:36:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Rangers have traded reliever Jake Diekman to the Diamondbacks.

Diekman is another nice addition to Arizona's setup corps; the Diamondbacks also acquired Brad Ziegler from the Marlins on Tuesday. Diekman, a 31-year-old left-hander who can become a free agent in the winter, holds a 3.69 ERA and 48/23 K/BB ratio in 39 innings this season.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 03:44:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Diamondbacks are making a push to acquire Jake Diekman.

Diekman is one of the top bullpen arms on the market left, and the Diamondbacks could use some bridges to get to Archie Bradley and Brad Boxberger. The Rangers have already moved Keone Kela, and are nowhere near playoff contention. Diekman has registered a 3.69 ERA with a 48/23 K/BB ratio over 39 innings with Texas in 2018.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 03:37:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Diamondbacks are close to landing Brad Ziegler from the Marlins.

Jon Morosi of MLB.com says it's a done deal, and Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic hears that Miami will get relief prospect Tommy Eveld in return. Ziegler spent parts of six seasons with the Diamondbacks from 2011-2016, so this will be a homecoming of sorts for the 38-year-old reliever. He also reportedly drew trade interest from the Yankees, Cubs, Red Sox, Phillies, Dodgers, and Indians.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 12:40:00 PM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, Yankees and Diamondbacks "have shown varying levels of interest" in Brad Ziegler.

Morosi writes that Ziegler "might be the likeliest player in baseball to be traded before Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET." The 38-year-old reliever got off to an awful start this season, but he's posted a 0.93 ERA since the beginning of June and shouldn't cost much in the way of prospects.
Source: MLB.com
Mon, Jul 30, 2018 10:24:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal and Dan Hayes of The Athletic report that the Diamondbacks are close to acquiring Eduardo Escobar from the Twins.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says it will be pitching prospect Jhoan Duran and outfield prospects Ernie De La Trinidad and Gabriel Maciel going to the Twins. Escobar is a great fit in Arizona with the ability to bounce around between shortstop, second base and third base. The impending free agent is batting .274/.338/.514 with 15 home runs, 63 RBI and a league-leading 37 doubles this season. Jake Lamb, Nick Ahmed, and Ketel Marte could also see fewer at-bats with Escobar around, although Escobar figures to play third in the immediate future after Lamb exited Thursday's game with a shoulder injury.
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 04:26:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Diamondbacks are "checking into" Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

Cabrera is also reportedly drawing interest from the Brewers, Indians, Mariners, and Phillies. The 32-year-old has slashed .273/.324/.473 with 17 home runs and 54 RBI in 97 games this season as the Mets' everyday second baseman. He has also played some third base and shortstop in recent years, though he does not rate as a strong defender at any spot. Cabrera will be a free agent in the winter.
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 02:38:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Matt Andriese has been traded to the Diamondbacks.

Jon Heyman of Fancred sports reports that the Rays will receive two prospects in the deal: catcher Michael Perez and right-handed pitcher Brian Shaffer. Robert Murray of The Athletic was the first to report a deal was in place between the two clubs. Andriese has appeared in 27 games with the Rays this year -- four of them "starts" in Tampa Bay's bullpen days -- and he's registered a 59/18 K/BB ratio with a 4.07 ERA over 59 innings. He'll likely work in the middle innings for the Diamondbacks.
Wed, Jul 25, 2018 05:45:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks have shown interest in Rangers relievers Keone Kela and Jose Leclerc.

Both would be great additions to Arizona's bullpen, but they will be costly since they are cheap and under team control for multiple seasons. Kela, who holds a 3.18 ERA and 23 saves in 36 appearances, is making $1.2 million this season and isn't due to become a free agent until after 2021. Leclerc, who has a 2.06 ERA in 36 appearances, isn't even arbitration-eligible yet.
Tue, Jul 24, 2018 02:09:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are among the teams interested in Orioles closer Zach Britton.

The list is growing by the minute, with the Diamondbacks also reportedly involved. Rosenthal writes that the Brewers are "casting a wide net" for upgrades leading into the trade deadline, as they are also considering Rays right-hander Chris Archer. It's worth noting that the Brewers were heavily-involved in talks for Manny Machado prior to him being traded to the Dodgers, so they should already have a pretty good idea of Baltimore's preference in regard to their prospects. There's a lot of competition for Britton's services, as the Astros, Cubs, Dodgers, and Yankees have all been mentioned as possible fits.
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 11:21:00 AM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Orioles have the structure of a Manny Machado trade in place and are going through the "medicals/paperwork portion of the transaction."

Olney adds that the Dodgers "have been very invested" in pursuing Machado, in addition to the Phillies and other teams, but that a deal is not finished yet. Either way, multiple reports indicate that Machado will begin the second half with a new team. It’s very possible that a deal is essentially done and the Orioles would prefer to have him play Tuesday’s All-Star Game representing the team before an official announcement is made. In other words, there should be clarity very soon.
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 11:04:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanCred reports that the Dodgers "appear to be the leading contender" in trade talks for Orioles shortstop Manny Machado.

This comes hours after Jon Morosi of MLB.com wrote that the Phillies were currently the "most likely destination" for Machado after the club expressed a willingness to include pitching prospect Adonis Medina in a potential deal. With that in mind, Heyman writes that the situation is "fluid" and that the Phillies, Brewers, and Diamondbacks could still have an outside chance. Prospects Dustin May and Gavin Lux are among the names linked in trade talks between the Dodgers and Orioles. If acquired by Los Angeles, Machado would take over at shortstop while Chris Taylor would move to second base. Machado is set to represent the Orioles in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but it sounds like he could be in a different uniform later this week.
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 08:49:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Phillies have increased their trade offer for Manny Machado.

However, Rosenthal adds that the Dodgers' and Yankees' offers for Machado "remain strongest." The Brewers, who had been seen as one of the favorites to land Machado, are "fading," according to Rosenthal, with the Diamondbacks also "on periphery." Things can change quickly during trade season, of course, so it's certainly no slam dunk that the slugger likely winds up either with the Dodgers or Yankees. Things seem to be trending toward Machado being dealt well before July 31.
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 01:40:00 PM


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