Latest Arizona Diamondbacks News

Winter of waiting: Baseball fans hope MLB lockout fleeting

Dec. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The only hint of activity outside of Chase Field on Thursday afternoon was the low humming noise from a construction crew, which was busy hanging some signs for an upcoming college football bowl game. Otherwise, the home of Major League Baseball's Arizona...

D-backs add 4-time All-Star reliever Melancon on 2-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks made a move to solidify the back end of their bullpen on Wednesday, adding four-time All-Star Mark Melancon on a $14 million, two-year deal. Now the D-backs have to get good enough to provide Melancon some games to actually save....

Rangers finalize $5.2M deal with OF Kole Calhoun

Nov. 30, 2021 21:21 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers finalized their $5.2 million, one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Kole Calhoun on Tuesday. Calhoun's deal includes a $5.5 million club option for 2023. “We believe Kole will bring an outstanding...

Diamondbacks hire Brent Strom as pitching coach

Nov. 18, 2021 17:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Brent Strom to be their pitching coach. The D-backs announced Strom's hiring on Thursday. The 73-year-old has been a pitching coach in the big leagues for 11 seasons, most recently with the Houston Astros from 2014 to...

D-backs decline 2022 options for Calhoun, Clippard

Nov. 04, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined the 2022 options for outfielder Kole Calhoun and reliever Tyler Clippard, allowing both players to become free agents. The Diamondbacks also announced Thursday that they will keep right-handed starting pitcher...

D-backs hire former Rangers manager Banister as bench coach

Nov. 02, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Jeff Banister as the bench coach for manager Torey Lovullo on Monday. The 57-year-old Banister managed the Texas Rangers from 2015-18 and had a 325-313 record while winning the AL West twice. Banister's...

Bob Melvin gets 3-year contract to manage Padres

Nov. 01, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Melvin put on a Padres home pinstriped jersey and stated the obvious about becoming San Diego's new manager. "What an opportunity. I'm probably as surprised to be here as you all are,” Melvin said Monday after being introduced at a news conference...

AP source: Padres hire Oakland's Bob Melvin as manager

Oct. 28, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have hired Bob Melvin away from the Oakland Athletics to be their new manager, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the hiring...

Darnell Coles plans to put his 'stamp' on Nationals' hitters

Oct. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darnell Coles was hired by the Washington Nationals as their hitting coach on Monday, returning him to an organization he worked for in the minor leagues and reuniting him with manager Dave Martinez, a former teammate. Coles was most recently the...

D-backs do soul searching after dreadful 110-loss season

Oct. 04, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — There's no getting around the fact the Arizona Diamondbacks were a bad baseball team in 2021. Very bad. Nearly historically bad. The worst part is they thought they were going to be pretty good. In MLB's current era, teams often tear...