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Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have acquired Steven Souza from the Rays as part of a three-team trade.

Brandon Drury is headed to the Yankees, who are sending second base prospect Nick Solak to the Rays and right-handed pitching prospect Taylor Widener to the Diamondbacks. Tampa Bay will also get left-hander Anthony Banda from the D'Backs and two players to be named later -- both from Arizona's minor league system. The three-team swap has yet to be confirmed by any of the clubs involved, but those announcements should be coming shortly.
Feb 20 - 6:35 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have signed Jarrod Dyson to a two-year contract.

Crasnick says Dyson has already completed his physical and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the contract is worth $7.5 million. It's unclear at this point whether Dyson will play left or center field or if he'll just be an active fourth outfielder. Either way, this isn't good news for Yasmany Tomas. Dyson batted .251/.324/.350 with five home runs, 30 RBI and 28 steals for the Mariners last season.
Feb 19 - 6:02 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Diamondbacks were "very interested" in Domingo Santana this offseason.

Cafardo says that the Brewers were likely targeting Patrick Corbin in trade talks with the D'Backs, but they were "rebuffed." It's hard to imagine Arizona rejecting a one-for-one Santana-for-Corbin trade proposal considering that Corbin is a free agent after this season and Santana isn't even arbitration-eligible yet, so there were surely other players involved here if in fact talks did center around Santana and Corbin. The Brewers are saying at the moment that they're happy to keep Santana and play Ryan Braun more at first base, but it still seems to make the most sense for them to deal Santana for pitching.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 11 - 9:34 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirms that free agent catcher Alex Avila has agreed to a two-year, $8.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic was first to pass along word of the Diamondbacks' deal with Avila on Tuesday night, and now the framework of the contract has been disclosed. It's all pending a physical, which should take place sometime this week in the Phoenix area. Avila figures to carry a good amount of fantasy value in power-friendly Arizona after batting .264/.387/.447 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 112 games last season between the Tigers and Cubs. Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann will get starts, but Avila is probably going to be the main guy behind the plate because of the offensive upside.
Jan 31 - 2:22 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are nearing an agreement with free agent catcher Alex Avila.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says the deal is done, pending a physical. Financial details have not been disclosed. Avila was known to be drawing heavy interest from the Nationals, but the Diamondbacks can offer a better opportunity for regular playing time and the 31-year-old should get a nice boost in fantasy relevance with the move to Arizona's hitter-friendly Chase Field. Avila put up an impressive .264/.387/.447 batting line with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 112 games last season between the Tigers and Cubs.
Jan 30 - 7:40 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Diamondbacks "remain engaged" with the Orioles on Manny Machado and have been the "most persistent" of the teams interested.

Rosenthal cautions that a trade isn't close and he expresses doubt that the Orioles will wind up dealing their star infielder to anyone. However, it sounds like the D'Backs might be the most likely landing spot if a trade does ultimately go down. Machado would take over as the Diamondbacks' shortstop, likely shifting Ketel Marte to second base and Chris Owings to a super utility role.
Source: The Athletic
Jan 12 - 8:45 AM

The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports that Yoshihisa Hirano is getting a two-year, $6 million deal from the Diamondbacks.

That's a nice get for Arizona at a time when Tommy Hunter is getting $18 million from the Phillies. Hirano figures to be a setup man for the Diamondbacks.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:35:00 PM

The Diamondbacks are close to signing Japanese reliever Yoshihisa Hirano, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

The 33-year-old Hirano was also pursued by the Dodgers, Cardinals and Tigers. He projects as a setup man in the majors, but it's possible he could wind up closing for Arizona, depending on what the team wants to do with Archie Bradley.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:10:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports that it's "highly unlikely" Manny Machado is traded Friday and will "probably not" be dealt over weekend.

Kubatko notes that the interested teams are trying to determine how they would replace the players they'd have to give up for Machado. He also adds that the Diamondbacks "did double back" to speak with the Orioles after having preliminary discussions on Machado earlier this week. It's looking very likely at this point that Machado is traded, but nothing is imminent.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 11:23:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Diamondbacks have also checked in on Manny Machado.

Arizona has 2017 All-Star Jake Lamb at third base and a handful of decent shortstop options, so an upgrade for the left side of the infield wasn't on their priority list. Still, when a talent like Machado becomes available, it's worth checking in. Olney thinks the White Sox and the Cardinals have the best offers out for Machado right now.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Reds selected RHP Brad Keller from the Diamondbacks with the fifth pick in the Rule 5 draft and traded him to the Royals.

Keller, a sinkerballer, went 10-9 with a 4.68 ERA, a 111/57 K/BB ratio and just seven homers allowed in 130 2/3 innings in Double-A last year. Given his groundball tendencies, he really made more sense for the Reds in their park than the Royals in theirs. Still, he'll compete for a spot at the back of the rotation.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:47:00 AM

Tigers selected OF Victor Reyes from the Diamondbacks with the first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft.

Reyes batted .292/.332/.399 with four home runs and 18 stolen bases in 126 games this past season for the Diamondbacks' Double-A affiliate. Detroit will have to keep the 23-year-old on the major league roster throughout the 2018 campaign, but that is not such a difficult task for a rebuilding team. Reyes can play all three spots in the outfield and he'll make for a pretty good pinch-running option.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:06:00 AM

According to Joe Frisaro of, "at least 10 teams" have inquired on Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich.

Marcell Ozuna is being shopped at this week's Winter Meetings, but Yelich could be the bigger prize. While Ozuna has two years of team control remaining, Yelich is owed $43.25 million through 2021 with a $15 million club option (or a $1.25 million buyout) for 2022. Frisaro hears that the Braves, Diamondbacks, and Cardinals are among the teams who have checked in on Yelich so far.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Diamondbacks have claimed LHP Henry Owens off outright waivers.

Owens was once one of Boston's best prospects, but his inability to find the strike zone has seen his stock drop substantially over the past few years. That lack of command escalated in 2017 to 115 walks in 126 innings. Arizona will look to make the necessary adjustments for the 25-year-old to reestablish his once impressive prospect status, but calling it an uphill battle is an understatement.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:43:00 PM

White Sox acquired RHP Ryan Burr from the Diamondbacks for international signing bonus pool money.

The 23-year-old Burr, a 2015 fifth-round pick, had a 1.89 ERA and a 75/21 K/BB ratio in 57 innings of relief work for two A-ball teams this year. He could be a candidate to see time in the White Sox bullpen next year.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that David Hernandez has been traded to the Diamondbacks.

Hernandez pitched for the Diamondbacks from 2011-2015, so it's a very familiar landing spot for the 32-year-old right-hander. He had registered a strong 2.23 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 37/8 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season out of the Angels' bullpen. Hernandez is set to become a free agent in November. Luis Madero, a minor league right-hander, is headed to Anaheim in return.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM reports that the Diamondbacks are talking to the Tigers about shortstop Jose Iglesias.

The Diamondbacks already acquired Adam Rosales from the Athletics for some middle infield depth on Monday, but clearly they are aiming higher with Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed injured. Iglesias, a skilled defender, is batting .265/.298/.367 over 86 games this season. He's under team control for one more year.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 03:26:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Twins "have fielded a lot of calls" on Brandon Kintzler.

Kintzler is a fit for just about every contending team as a bullpen rental. The 32-year-old impending free agent has registered a 2.78 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 45 1/3 innings this season while racking up 28 saves. There's known to be serious interest from the Diamondbacks, Nationals, Rockies, and Rays.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 12:05:00 PM

According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Diamondbacks are among teams interested in Brandon Kintzler.

The Twins have quickly become sellers and Kintzler should be among the most coveted relievers leading up to Monday's trade deadline. Despite a low strikeout rate, the 32-year-old ranks second in the American League with 27 saves. Boston is looking for relief help with setup man Joe Kelly on the disabled list while the D'Backs may be looking for an alternative to closer Fernando Rodney, who has struggled to a 5.23 ERA this year. Left-hander Taylor Rogers would be next in line for saves in Minnesota if Kintzler gets traded.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports confirms that J.D. Martinez has been traded to the Diamondbacks.

Jon Morosi of was first to report that a deal might be close. Martinez missed the opening month of the 2017 regular season due to a Lisfranc sprain, but the 29-year-old slugger has batted .305/.388/.630 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 57 games since debuting on May 12. He fits the Diamondbacks' need for a right-handed power bat, though it's probably going to be a rental situation as Martinez is set to become a free agent this winter. Detroit will get infield prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King in return.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 06:30:00 PM

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