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11/22/2014 | D-backs deal right-handers Bolsinger, Brewer

The D-backs traded right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger to the Dodgers on Saturday for cash considerations, the team announced, and sent right-hander Charles Brewer to the Indians.


11/21/2014 | Putz excited for new role with D-backs' front office

Since 2011, D-backs team president and CEO Derrick Hall and reliever J.J. Putz have talked about the right-hander coming to work for the organization once his playing career was over. Released by Arizona in June, Putz is now a special assistant to Hall.


11/20/2014 | D-backs add five to roster, designate pair

The D-backs added five players to the 40-man roster Thursday, the deadline to set the roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 11. The team added outfielder Socrates Brito, infielder Brandon Drury, left-handed pitcher Will Locante and right-handed pitchers A.J. Schugel and Kevin Munson to the roster.


11/20/2014 | A View from Studio 3: Goldschmidt's silence is golden

In this age of limited character space, limited attention spans (equivalent to that of a gerbil) and self promotion that makes P.T. Barnum look tame, it's easy to forget about one the best hitters in the world. And because it's the offseason, that is perfectly fine with the Arizona Diamondbacks star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.


11/19/2014 | Hale focused on teaching D-backs 'winning baseball'

The early days of Spring Training workouts might last a little longer for the D-backs this year under first-year manager Chip Hale.


11/19/2014 | D-backs strengthening relationship south of border

Luis Gonzalez grew up in a low-income household with his parents, siblings, grandparents and aunt, parlaying his grandmother's message of hard work into a 19-year Major League career highlighted by the winning hit in the 2001 World Series. So as he looked out at a crowd of several hundred high school and college students Tuesday morning and told them to follow their dreams, he was living proof that dreams can come true.


11/18/2014 | Lewis joins D-backs to lead analytics research

The D-backs' director of baseball analytics and research isn't your typical numbers guy, as Dr. Ed Lewis' background comes in a completely different area. Lewis, hired by the D-backs on Monday, is a former veterinary medical and surgical practitioner who has been a lifelong fan of baseball, statistics and, more recently, advanced analytics.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/14/2014 | Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game

You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a national audience in today's title game.


11/14/2014 | D-backs land Hellickson for two prospects

In the first trade for new general manager Dave Stewart, the D-backs bolstered their starting rotation on Friday night, acquiring right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Rays in exchange for prospects Justin Williams and Andrew Velazquez.


11/12/2014 | La Russa: D-backs not in midst of long rebuild

Tony La Russa does not believe the D-backs are in the midst of a long rebuilding plan, and the chief baseball officer expects that his team will finish above the break-even point in 2015.


11/12/2014 | Hall honored by Anti-Defamation League

D-backs team president and CEO Derrick Hall will receive the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League. The award recognizes people who have exhibited extraordinary humanitarianism and whose everyday actions exemplify the principles of opportunity, anti-discrimination, equal rights, community involvement and fairness for all.


11/12/2014 | Prospect values rise thanks to AFL play

Every fall, Minor Leaguers raise their stock with their performances in the Arizona Fall League. The caveats that are typically thrown out when discussing such matters: it's a small sample size and the AFL is always very hitter-friendly. But it's also true that every year, expectations around some prospects are heightened based on what they did during six weeks in the desert.


11/11/2014 | Stewart: All D-backs 'have been asked about'

Catcher Miguel Montero's name has surfaced in trade rumors this offseason, but whether the D-backs are simply listening or actively trying to trade him depends on what reports you believe. For the record, general manager Dave Stewart said that he is not "shopping" Montero.


11/7/2014 | Ziegler chips in at D-backs' charity golf event

When the D-backs called Brad Ziegler, a longtime history and military buff, and asked if he would host their fourth annual D-backs Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by Sanderson Ford, with the money raised going to support initiatives that improve the lives of those in the military, Ziegler didn't hesitate to say yes.


11/6/2014 | D-backs add former reliever Putz to front office

Former closer J.J. Putz is coming back to the D-backs. Not in a playing role this time, but rather as special assistant to team president and CEO Derrick Hall.


11/5/2014 | Grace relishing new career as Major League coach

Former player and broadcaster Mark Grace is eager to turn the page as the D-backs' new assistant hitting coach.


11/4/2014 | Former big league lefty Halsey dies at 33

Former Major League left-hander Brad Halsey died on Tuesday at the age of 33, according to a tweet by Halsey's agency, O'Connell Sports.


11/3/2014 | On outfield trail, Marzilli making his way in AFL

Evan Marzilli can recall those early days of youth baseball when he stood atop the pitcher's mound and let the ball loose. It didn't always go where he wanted. "Pitching didn't work out too well,'' he said. Thankfully for Marzilli, other positions did -- the ones in the outfield.