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D-Backs Acquire Pitcher Hellickson From Rays

D-Backs Acquire Pitcher Hellickson From Rays

nytimes.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 14
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Ex-closer Putz rejoins D-backs as executive

    Ex-closer Putz rejoins D-backs as executive

    ESPN.com Nov 6
    Former closer J.J. Putz has rejoined the Arizona Diamondbacks as a special assistant to President and CEO Derrick Hall.
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  • Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accide…

    Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accident

    yahoo.com Nov 5
    Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that left-hander Brad Halsey, who played in parts of three seasons in the majors with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics, was killed in a recreational climbing accident near his home in …
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  • Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accide…

    Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accident

    yahoo.com Nov 5
    Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that left-hander Brad Halsey, who played in parts of three seasons in the majors with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics, was killed in a recreational climbing accident near his home in …
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  • Mets need a hitter like Justin Upton, even if it means giving u…

    Mets need a hitter like Justin Upton, even if it means giving up pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard 

    Two winters ago Sandy Alderson quietly pushed hard to trade for Justin Upton and at one point seemed convinced he was going to get him from the Diamondbacks. Now the Mets GM may have another chance to make that deal.
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  • D-backs savor sale of 9K-plus $25 corn dogs

    D-backs savor sale of 9K-plus $25 corn dogs

    ESPN.com Oct 29
    When the Arizona Diamondbacks started selling the D-Bat Dog, an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon on a bed of French fries, team president and CEO Derrick Hall was cautious about how well it would sell.
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  • Essay: When the Earth Shook and the Series Stood Still

    Essay: When the Earth Shook and the Series Stood Still

    nytimes.com Oct 25
    Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ general manager, grew up in East Oakland and pitched for the Athletics in the 1989 World Series that was interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake.
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  • Lamb in position to claim D-backs' third-base job

    Lamb in position to claim D-backs' third-base job

    MLB.com Oct 17
    Based upon his brief 37-game history with the parent Arizona Diamondbacks, 24-year-old Jake Lamb played well enough to gain consideration to open the 2015 season as the team's starting third baseman.
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  • Sources: Dodgers ask Byrnes about GM job

    Sources: Dodgers ask Byrnes about GM job

    ESPN.com Oct 17
    New Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has spoken to former Diamondbacks and Padres general manager Josh Byrnes about the Dodgers' vacant GM position, according to team sources.
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  • Grace named to Hale's Diamondbacks staff

    Grace named to Hale's Diamondbacks staff

    ESPN.com Oct 16
    Mark Grace will join the staff of new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as assistant hitting coach.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Diamondbacks Hire A’s Coach as Mana…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Diamondbacks Hire A’s Coach as Manager

    Arizona hired the Oakland Athletics’ bench coach, Chip Hale, as its manager to replace Kirk Gibson.
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  • Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager for 2015

    Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager for 2015

    yahoo.com Oct 13
    Tony La Russa, Dave Stewart and the Arizona Diamondbacks have their manager. Chip Hale reportedly has been hired to be D-backs' skipper after the club was looking at several candidates, including former major league manager Jim Tracy and Phil Nevin, who…
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    nytimes.com Oct 7
    Bench coach Chip Hale was granted permission from the Oakland Athletics to interview for managerial openings with the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks.
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  • Orioles 2, Tigers 1: Orioles’ Veteran Manager Heads to First A.…

    Orioles 2, Tigers 1: Orioles’ Veteran Manager Heads to First A.L.C.S.

    nytimes.com Oct 5
    Earlier in his career, Buck Showalter had to watch teams he had led to the playoffs — the Yankees and the Diamondbacks — win World Series titles the season after he departed.
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  • Former GM Towers leaving new-look D-backs

    Former GM Towers leaving new-look D-backs

    ESPN.com Oct 3
    The Arizona Diamondbacks say Kevin Towers has told the team that he is leaving the organization.
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  • D-backs eye Rangers interim manager Bogar

    D-backs eye Rangers interim manager Bogar

    ESPN.com Oct 2
    The Arizona Diamondbacks have asked the Texas Rangers for permission to speak with interim manager Tim Bogar about a managerial position.
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  • D-backs eye Alomar Jr., 6 others for manager

    D-backs eye Alomar Jr., 6 others for manager

    ESPN.com Oct 1
    Sandy Alomar Jr., Jay Bell and Andy Green are among seven confirmed candidates for the Arizona Diamondbacks' manager position, the team announced Wednesday on Twitter.
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  • The Cardinals Took Care Not To Celebrate In The Diamondbacks' P…

    The Cardinals Took Care Not To Celebrate In The Diamondbacks' Pool

    deadspin.com Sep 29
    The Cardinals found themselves in much the same position as the Dodgers did a year ago: at Chase Field, about to clinch the division. Would they celebrate the same way, by diving into the right-field pool and peeing all over the unwritten rules? They wo…
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  • D-Backs Lose 1-0 After Cardinals Clinch Title

    D-Backs Lose 1-0 After Cardinals Clinch Title

    nytimes.com Sep 28
    The Arizona Diamondbacks got to watch a team celebrate in their ballpark for the second straight season.
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  • Cards win in 10, stay alone atop NL Central

    Cards win in 10, stay alone atop NL Central

    Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, one with the go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived an Arizona rally to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 on Friday night and stay alone atop the NL Central.
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  • Video - Diamondbacks Hire Chip Hale As Manager 01:47

    Diamondbacks Hire Chip Hale As Manager

    Oct 13
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Diamondbacks' hiring of Chip Hale as manager.
  • Video - D-backs In Need Of Skipper 02:01

    D-backs In Need Of Skipper

    Sep 26
    Baseball Tonight's Eduardo Prez breaks down candidates to replace Kirk Gibson in Arizona.
  • Video - Cardinals Fight Off D-backs In 10 00:47

    Cardinals Fight Off D-backs In 10

    Sep 26
    Jhonny Peralta's RBI single in the 10th lifted the Cardinals to a 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
  • Video - Hughes An Out Short Of $500,000 01:32

    Hughes An Out Short Of $500,000

    Sep 24
    A rain delay prevented Phil Hughes from reaching 210 innings pitched and earning a half-million-dollar bonus as the Twins edged the Diamondbacks 2-1.

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