Categories Archives: Arizona

Hazen expects to be active over next few weeks

PHOENIX — Major League Baseball’s Hot Stove typically cools over the holidays, but with Spring Training just over a month away D-backs general manager Mike Hazen expects it to heat up again. “I’m sure the conversations and the acti

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D-backs deal O’Brien to Royals for pitcher

PHOENIX — The D-backs acquired right-hander Sam Lewis from the Royals on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Peter O’Brien. O’Brien had been designated for assignment last week after the club claimed catcher Juan Graterol off waivers from

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D-backs send O’Brien to Royals for Minor Leaguer

The Royals acquired outfielder Peter O’Brien from the D-backs on Tuesday in exchange for Minor League pitcher Sam Lewis. Arizona designated O’Brien, 26, for assignment last month. The Florida native and University of Miami product collected fi

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New regime seeking better results in 2017

PHOENIX — New general manager Mike Hazen could have come in and torn apart the D-backs’ core this winter and started fresh following a disappointing 69-93 season, but after looking at what he inherited, Hazen decided it was wiser to tinker aro

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D-backs unable to fulfill promise in 2016

PHOENIX — The D-backs went into 2016 looking like contenders, based on a splashy offseason that included the additions of free-agent ace Zack Greinke and right-hander Shelby Miller. But after a season filled with disappointment and underachievement

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Inbox: Could Tomas be on the move?

With the new emphasis on defense, what happens to Yasmany Tomas? — Bob S., Oro Valley, Ariz. I really don’t see Tomas’ role changing much from last year. Ideally, the D-backs would be able to move him to an American League team, where he

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Lamb has lots to ‘Buzz’ about for holidays

PHOENIX — The holidays are filled with family time for D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb, who spends the offseason in his hometown of Seattle, and this year, his time there will include a heavy dose of University of Washington football. While it was a

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Big Unit to be honored by professional scouts

PHOENIX — Hall of Famer and former D-backs pitcher Randy Johnson has been named the winner of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s Player Lifetime Achievement Award. The Big Unit will be presented with the award at the 14th annual 

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D-backs reportedly add Sampson on Minors deal

The D-backs have signed free-agent right-hander Keyvius Sampson to a Minor League deal, according to the Arizona Republic. The club has not confirmed the report. • Hot Stove Tracker According to the report, Sampson will compete for a bullpen spot with t

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