Latest Arizona Diamondbacks News

Diamondbacks decline 2020 options for Flores, McFarland

Oct. 31, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined the 2020 options for second baseman Wilmer Flores and left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland. The 28-year-old Flores hit a career-high .317 with nine homers in 89 games during his only season with the D-backs, when he made $3.75 million. Flores's option was...

Diamondbacks add Matt Herges as pitching coach

Oct. 31, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have added Matt Herges as their new pitching coach. The team announced the move on Thursday. The 49-year-old Herges replaces Mike Butcher, who was not retained after four seasons with the team. Herges has been the San Francisco Giants bullpen coach for the past two...

Phillies hire Bryan Price as pitching coach

Oct. 31, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price as their pitching coach. Price joins new manager Joe Girardi's staff after going 279-387 with Cincinnati over parts of five seasons from 2014-18. He previously was pitching coach for the Reds (2010-13),...

D-backs trending up, striving to catch Dodgers

Sep. 30, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks lost some of their best players to trades or free agency over the past 12 months. They went ahead and won 85 games anyway. It was an encouraging season for Arizona, which hung around the NL wild-card race deep into September and finished with an 85-77 record despite...

D-backs, pitching coach Butcher part ways after 4 seasons

Sep. 30, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Pitching coach Mike Butcher will not return to the Arizona Diamondbacks next season. The announcement was made Monday, one day after the Diamondbacks finished with an 85-77 record. Arizona was in the National League wild-card race until the last week of the season. Butcher's departure is...

Walker returns, Locastro lifts D'backs over Padres in 9th

Sep. 29, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long after his day was done and the Arizona Diamondbacks' season had ended, Taijuan Walker was still in uniform in a clubhouse abuzz with teammates saying their goodbyes to one another. in a thrilling 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres, He didn't have time to change, having taken extra time...

Walker hits grand slam, D-backs beat Padres 6-5

Sep. 29, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker crushed Triple-A pitching for the better part of four seasons, wondering if he'd ever get the chance to do the same thing in the big leagues. Finally, some playing time opened with the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring. With each passing homer, it's obvious the 28-year-old...

Lamb hits pinch-hit 3-run homer, Arizona beats Padres 6-3

Sep. 28, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks came up with another impressive win despite being eliminated from the National League playoff hunt earlier this week. Jake Lamb hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth inning to cap a four-run rally and send Arizona past the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Friday...

Cards fall short in 9th, NL Central lead cut, Dbacks win 9-7

Sep. 25, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lineup of almost all reserves wasn't enough for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pinch-hitter Paul Goldschmidt grounded into a game-ending double play with two runners on base and the NL Central-leading Cardinals fell short during a ninth-inning rally, losing to...

Cardinals' Wacha leaves start with shoulder injury

Sep. 25, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha left Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with right shoulder tightness. Wacha had a 2-0 count on Diamondbacks right fielder Abraham Almonte in the bottom of the second inning when a trainer came out to check on him. After a...