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11/26/2014 | Tomas deal an extension of Cuba's impact

The wave of big-money deals for Cuban free agents continued to surge Wednesday, when sources told MLB.com that the D-backs have agreed to a six-year, $68.5 million contract with24-year-old slugger Yasmany Tomas.


11/26/2014 | Tomas contract would be record for D-backs

Yasmany Tomas' six-year, $68.5 million deal will become the largest contract given to a free agent in D-backs history.


11/26/2014 | Tomas signing gives D-backs fans chance to dream

Score one for the D-backs. And, if Jose Abreu and Yoenis Cespedes are any indication, they will score big with Yasmany Tomas.


11/26/2014 | D-backs dedicated to growing community initiatives

Community outreach is extremely important to the D-backs. This year, they outfitted over 20,000 Little Leaguers and coaches, gave charitable grants and rebuilt local baseball fields, among other efforts. And next year, the club is excited to expand its outreach initiatives.


11/26/2014 | Tomas chooses D-backs' six-year offer

Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and the D-backs have agreed to a six-year deal worth $68.5 million, according to industry sources. The D-backs have not confirmed the agreement.


11/25/2014 | D-backs release Spring Training schedule

The D-backs will open their fifth Spring Training at Salt River Fields on March 3 with an exhibition game against Arizona State University before opening up a 34-game schedule the following day against the Rockies.


11/24/2014 | D-backs to open spring slate vs. ASU

The D-backs will take on the Arizona State University baseball team March 3 at 3:10 p.m. MT at Salt River Fields to begin what will be an annual Collegiate Baseball Series.


11/24/2014 | Postseason heroics bolster Schilling's HOF case

This is Curt Schilling's third year of eligibility, but he doesn't expect to get in this go-around, especially when he knows who else is on the Hall of Fame ballot. The voting results will be announced on Jan. 6 on MLB Network and MLB.com.


11/23/2014 | La Russa hosts weekend in Las Vegas supporting Pets for Vets

An illustrious list of dignitaries joined Tony La Russa in Las Vegas to support Pets for Vets, the latest project for the D-backs' chief baseball officer, aimed at providing military veterans with the recuperative companionship of dogs.


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.




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