Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks' Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Tested Positive For Covid-19

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that relief pitchers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho tested positive for COVID-19...

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Madison Bumgarner Reacts To Universal Dh In Mlb

Madison Bumgarner has long been one of the best hitting pitchers in MLB, and someone who takes pride in that reputation. With the introduction of the universal DH for 2020, however, the Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher’s hitting days may be...

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Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner On Universal Dh: 'it Is What It Is'

Arizona Diamondbacks star Madison Bumgarner is one of the few pitchers who is a capable hitter, but he won't be able to show off that skill in 2020 with the universal designated hitter in place...

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Nl Notes: Braun, Mets, Betances, Dodgers, Phillies

Some news and notes from the National League… Concerns over the coronavirus have helped lead four notable major leaguers – the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross, the Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake and the Rockies’ Ian...
Related topics: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies

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Mike Leake Becomes First Mlb Player To Opt Out Of 2020 Season

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake has become the first MLB player to publicly opt out of participating in the shortened 2020 season. MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert was the first to report Leake’s decision, and it was confirmed by Arizona...

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Diamondbacks Announce Initial Player Pool

The D-backs on Monday announced their initial player pool for the 2020 season. Player pools can contain up to 60 players, and only players in a team’s pool will be eligible to participate in summer training camp or regular/postseason games. Teams...

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Mike Leake To Opt Out Of 2020 Season

Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is planning to opt out of participating in the 2020 season, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports (via Twitter). Leake becomes the first known player to choose not to play amid public health concerns stemming from the...
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Diamondbacks Sign First-round Pick Bryce Jarvis

The Diamondbacks have signed their top draft pick, 18th overall selection Bryce Jarvis, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. The right-hander agreed to a bonus worth $2.65MM, which comes in well under the recommended slot value of...

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Diamondbacks Pitcher Luke Weaver Switches Agents To Scott Boras

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver has switched agents. Weaver is now with Scott Boras, according to reporter Robert Murray. Weaver, 26, was a first-round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014 out of Florida State. He was traded to Arizona...
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D-backs' Jon Duplantier Feels Like He's 'on An Island' As Black Mlb Player

During a roundtable discussion titled " Being Black in Baseball and America," Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jon Duplantier recounted when an opposing player made a racist remark toward him during his senior year of high school...

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The 2015 Top 10: A Superstar Is Born

We’ve already reviewed the top 10 picks from the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013 drafts. Let’s now take a look at the 2015 class. A half-decade later, one player stands miles above the rest. 1.) Dansby Swanson, SS, Diamondbacks: Swanson never...

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D-backs, Cubs Owners On Schedule Proposals, Revenue Losses

As MLB’s 30 owners and the Players Association clash over the length of a potential 2020 season — the MLBPA recently proposed a 114-game length, while ownership recently suggested as few as 50 to 60 games — Diamondbacks owner Ken...
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Son Of Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo Among Minor Leaguers Released

MLB teams have made the difficult decision to release hundreds of minor leaguers this week, and the son of Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is among those who were cut. The Red Sox released 22 minor league players on Friday, according to...
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Which 15 Players Should The Diamondbacks Protect In An Expansion Draft?

In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it!  Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams.  You can catch up on the rules for...

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Quick Hits: Bowling Green, Maddon, Roberts, Gardner, Cards

Current Diamondbacks special assistant, ex-major league right-hander and former MLBTR contributor Burke Badenhop is among those leading a spirited effort to save baseball at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. BGSU dropped its baseball program...

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Former Mlb Pitcher Barry Enright Wins Outlaw Tour's Tpc Champions Classic

Barry Enright, a former MLB pitcher who now works as a pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks' Class-A short-season affiliate Hillsboro Hops, took the Outlaw Tour's TPC Champions Classic after winning a sixth playoff hole...

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Diamondbacks' Starling Marte Announces Wife Noelia Died From Heart Attack

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Starling Marte announced his wife, Noelia, died as a result of a heart attack...

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Giants’ Bargain Pickup Looks More Valuable With Universal Dh

With the likely implementation of a universal DH in 2020, we’ve been taking a team-by-team trip through the NL and looking at how those clubs could handle the rule change. To this point, we’ve looked at the Dodgers, Reds, Diamondbacks,...
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The Rays’ Next Breakout Reliever?

Remember that February 2018 three-way trade among the Rays, Yankees and Diamondbacks? Tampa Bay parted with the most noteworthy player at the time in outfielder Steven Souza Jr., but injuries weighed him down in Arizona and kept him from making an...
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Remembering A Disastrous World Series Performance

The worst bullpen meltdown of the 2001 World Series was not the one you think. You probably go right to Byung-Hyun Kim blowing saves in games four and five in Yankee Stadium, putting the Diamondbacks on the brink of elimination heading into game...

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