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Red Sox, D-backs consummate Miley deal

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - After being spurned by Jon Lester the Boston Red Sox continued to bolster their rotation, making an official announcement on Friday of the acquisition of Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Sox gave up right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster along with minor-league infielder Raymel Flores. Miley struggled last season, going 8-12 with a...

Red Sox, D-backs working toward Miley deal

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - After being spurned by Jon Lester the Boston Red Sox continued to bolster their rotation on Thursday, as they acquired Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster. Numerous outlets have reported that the deal is close to being finalized. Boston, which has also acquired Rick Porcello and Justin...

Cubs acquire All-Star catcher Montero from D-backs

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of low-level minor league pitchers. "I'm really excited, to be honest," Montero told the Arizona Republic in a phone interview. "I'm excited to go play for a team that has a lot of history behind it and to play for a manager in Joe Maddon who I've enjoyed watching...

D-backs finalize deal with Tomas

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks officially announced on Monday the signing of Cuban power-hitting outfielder Yasmany Tomas to a six-year, $68.5 million contract. The deal also has an opt-out clause after four years. "The opportunity to find a power bat like Tomas does not come along very often and we are extremely excited for him to join the D-backs," senior...

Yanks deal for Gregorius as Jeter replacement

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - When former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers acquired Didi Gregorius from the Cincinnati Reds back in 2012 he said the shortstop reminded him of a young Derek Jeter. Gregorius will now be the one who will replace Jeter, as the New York Yankees obtained the slick-fielding shortstop from the Diamondbacks as part of a three-team deal that also...

D-backs reportedly land Tomas

By The Sports Network, 5 months 1 day ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly come to terms with Cuban power-hitting outfielder Yasmany Tomas on a six-year, $68.5 million contract. MLB.com reported the agreement Wednesday and noted Tomas has an opt-out in the deal after four years. There was no confirmation from the Diamondbacks on the contract for the 24- year-old Tomas, who was on Cuba's World...

D-backs obtain Hellickson from Rays

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 1 week ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks made their first offseason move towards bolstering their rotation on Friday, acquiring former American League Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for two minor league prospects.The Diamondbacks sent infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams to Tampa Bay in the first trade orchestrated...

D-backs obtain Hellickson from Rays

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 1 week ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks made their first offseason move towards bolstering their rotation on Friday, acquiring former American League Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for two minor league prospects.The Diamondbacks sent infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams to Tampa Bay in the first trade orchestrated...

Reliever Putz joins D-backs' front office

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Veteran major-league reliever J.J. Putz has been hired as a front-office assistant by the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Diamondbacks announced Thursday that Putz was named as a special assistant to president and CEO Derrick Hall.The team did not immediately respond to an email to confirm that Putz, 37, had retired.He didn't pitch in the majors after being designated...

Former major leaguer Brad Halsey dies at age 33

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Former major league left-hander Brad Halsey has died at the age of 33.Halsey's representatives, O'Connell Sports, sent out a tweet on Tuesday, announcing his passing. The cause of death, though, was not disclosed."We are sorry to hear of the passing of longtime client, Brad Halsey. Our thoughts...