The Arizona Diamondbacks have removed two players from their 40-man roster to make room for acquisitions during the upcoming winter meetings and Rule 5 draft. The team is looking to add a #4 starter and a veteran position player, but have surprisingly not expressed the need for another arm in the bullpen.
December 4, 2009
A deal that would have sent catcher Chris Snyder from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Toronto Blue Jays for first baseman Lyle Overbay fell through last week. But the fact that the trade was even being discussed speaks volumes about how comfortable the D-backs are with beginning next season with rookie Brandon Allen manning first base.
November 13, 2009
As expected, the Arizona Diamondbacks have declined to exercise their 2010 club option on infielder Chad Tracy. Additionally, pitchers Yusmeiro Petit and Doug Slaten have been claimed off waivers while the D-backs outrighted outfielders Trent Oeltjen and Alex Romero to Triple-A Reno. Pitcher Daniel Cabrera elected to become a free agent rather than accept his assignment to Reno.
November 5, 2009
The loss of Orlando Hudson allowed Arizona Diamondbacks scouting director Tom Allison to secure two of the best hitters in the draft class. General manager Josh Byrnes assures us that he has the resources to sign all of Arizona's extra draft picks.
June 11, 2009
Blaine Boyer was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals and Scott Schoeneweis was activated off the bereavement list. To make room on the 25-man roster, Leo Rosales was sent back to Triple-A Reno and Daniel Schlereth returned to Double-A Mobile.
June 10, 2009
The feel-good story of Clay Zavada just gets better and better. The 24-year old southpaw who didn't play above Low-A Ball until this year, who was pitching in an independent league last May, and who was not pitching professionally at all in 2007 pitched a one-two-three seventh inning to earn the win in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-3 victory Thursday night.
May 21, 2009
Shortly after placing Stephen Drew on the disabled list and purchasing the contract of infielder Josh Wilson Sunday, the Arizona Diamondbacks made another roster move to shuffle their bullpen. Right-hander Esmerling Vasquez was recalled from Triple-A Reno, replacing left-hander Doug Slaten, who was optioned down to Triple-A.
April 26, 2009