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Alomar among Arizona managerial candidates

The Arizona Diamondbacks confirmed on Wednesday that Sandy Alomar Jr. is one of at least seven candidates for their managerial opening. Alomar has been on the Indians staff the past five years, serving as first-base coach for three (2010-11, '14) and bench coach for two (2012-13). He was also the interim manager after Manny Acta was fired in 2012, going 3-3 in the final six games...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings to undergo shoulder surgery

  The Arizona Diamondbacks say infielder Chris Owings will have shoulder surgery. The Diamondbacks said in a news release Wednesday that the decision was made after Owings received a second opinion and surgery on the posterior labrum will be performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday. Arizona said Owings will be ready for spring training in February.
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alomar and Jim Tracy among those on list for Diamondbacks manager job

The Arizona Diamondbacks have an opening for their managerial position. Two names on the list are Sandy Alomar Jr. and Jim Tracy. Alomar has been waiting for a while now to get his first crack at a manager job and has spent the last five years with the Cleveland Indians as a first base, third base and bench coach. Two new names to add to Dbacks managerial candidate list: Sandy...
Via Tireball.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs will keep roster intact

Mandatory Credit: covers.com A few days after the Arizona Diamondbacks cleaned house with the firing of both GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson (Replaced by Dave Stewart and Alan Trammel), they begin to fix the damage endured after a tumultuous 64 win season. While the office may have been cleaned and overhauled, the roster will remain intact. “Don’t expect much change at...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt is D-backs' Hank Aaron nominee

PHOENIX -- All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the Diamondbacks' candidate for the Hank Aaron Award this season, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Goldschmidt won the award last season. Hank Aaron and a panel of Hall of Fame players that includes Johnny Bench, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount will join fans in voting for the award...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks in rebuilding mode after tough season

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a two-year funk. Instead, they went into a freefall to the bottom of the standings. Arizona's retooling started during the 2014 season with the hiring of Tony La Russa and the firings of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. But even...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Owings

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt took batting practice on Saturday for the first time since fracturing his hand, reports Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Adam Lichtenstein of MLB.com adds that shortstop Chris Owings was still bothered by soreness in his left shoulder over the final weekend of the season: #453143704 / gettyimages.comGoldschmidt fractured his hand after...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collmenter looks like he belongs as 2015 D-backs focus on pitching

PHOENIX -- Once again Sunday, Josh Collmenter pitched like a man who belongs in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation in 2015. He was sharp and efficient, as he was in his final seven starts. After giving up one run and three hits in eight innings Sunday, Collmenter had a 1.26 ERA since Aug. 22, trailing only San Francisco's Jake Peavy (1.17) and Pittsburgh's Francisco...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Towers to remain with D-backs

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' front office got a bit deeper Saturday, when former general manager Kevin Towers agreed to remain in the organization after a meeting with new GM Dave Stewart. "We're going to work together for a long time," said Stewart, who wasted little time in his second day on the job. "Our conversation was a good, long conversation. He got...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks relieve Kirk Gibson of managerial duties

(AP Photo)   #Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell have been relieved of their duties. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 26, 2014   As an extremely forgettable season winds down, the Diamondbacks have relieved manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell of their duties. With three games left, the Diamondbacks currently own the worst record in...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks name Stewart GM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Dave Stewart as general manager and De Jon Watson as senior vice president of baseball relations. Stewart is the fourth full-time general manager in the organization’s brief history. Both Stewart and Watson will report to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. It appears that Stewart will be focusing on the major league roster and contracts. Given...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson

About to wrap up a season that will see them finish with the worst record in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks and new executive Tony La Russa have fired manager Kirk Gibson. Tony La Russa cleans house, as #Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell http://t.co/xAFcfVtlbz — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) September 26, 2014 It’s been an incredibly disappointing...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kirk Gibson era is mercifully over in Arizona

On Thursday, Dave Stewart was hired by the Diamondbacks to be their GM. On Friday, Stewart fired manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell, ending a tenure that bordered on infuriating at times. #Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell have been relieved of their duties. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 26, 2014 This was well-overdue for the...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks hire Dave Stewart as GM

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday that Dave Stewart officially became club’s fourth full-time general manager. The 16-year major leaguer will also hold the title of senior vice president and report to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. The Diamondbacks also named De Jon Watson senior vice president of baseball operations. Stewart will focus on the Major League...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Aaron Hill dislocates tip of finger

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill left Monday's game with a painful-sounding injury, with Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweeting that Hill came out after dislocating the tip of his right little finger on a slide into home:Dbacks' Aaron Hill dislocated the tip of his right pinky finger on a slide into home and is listed as day to day.— Nick Piecoro...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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