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  1. Diamondbacks designate Lyle Overbay for assignment

    Jul 30, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    Lyle Overbay Getty

    According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have designated veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay for assignment. The move clears a roster spot for third baseman Chris Johnson, who was acquired from the Astros yesterday. Overbay, 35, is batting .292/.367/.448 with two home runs, 10 RBI and an .815 OPS over 110 plate…

  2. D’Backs acquire third baseman Chris Johnson from Astros

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    chris johnson ap

    From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart comes word that the Astros have acquired offensive prospects Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss from the Diamondbacks for third baseman Chris Johnson. At first glance, it’s another crafty deal for Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. Johnson had a nice showing in his first real chunk of major league playing time back in 2010,…

  3. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Phillies 7, Brewers 6: It’s hard to imagine a more demoralizing series than the one the Brewers just experienced. In all three games they fell victim to last inning rallies. This one after their own rally brought them back from a 5-1 deficit, tied with a Ryan Braun homer in the eighth. Then they take…

  4. The Rays designate Hideki Matsui for assignment

    Jul 25, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

    Hideki Matsui Reuters

    Looks like the end of the road for Godzilla: The Rays have designated Hideki Matsui for assignment. Matsui was booted to make room on the roster for the recently-acquired Ryan Roberts. From a baseball perspective it’s not a hard call” Matsui was 14-for-95 with two homers and a .435 OPS in 34 games.  There’s clearly nothing…

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 25, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    Actor Sherman Hemsley dies at age 74 portrayed George Jefferson

    Holy moley, an awful lot of big news happened overnight. Ramirez a Dodger? Cole Hamels almost remaining with Philly? There were even some games! Athletics 7, Blue Jays 2: The A’s are streaking. That’s six in a row. Derek Norris hit a two-run homer and Yoenis Cespedes drove in three with a single. The A’s success at…

  6. Rays acquire Ryan Roberts from Diamondbacks

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    Ryan Roberts was told that the move to designate him for assignment this afternoon was a prelude to a trade, and the deal got done tonight, as the versatile veteran is on his way to Tampa Bay in exchange for minor league infielder Tyler Bortnick. The Rays were looking for inexpensive infield help and got…

  7. Kevin Towers has yet to see a Stephen Drew proposal that works

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew

    Most assume the Diamondbacks and shortstop Stephen Drew are breaking up, if not now then in a few months, but GM Kevin Towers said he’s yet to be offered a deal that makes sense for the team, MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reports. FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal stated last week that the Pirates, Red Sox and Tigers were…

  8. Diamondbacks designate Ryan Roberts for assignment; trade coming

    Jul 24, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    Ryan Roberts was perhaps the most pleasant surprise in Arizona’s pleasantly surprising 2011 season, taking over as the team’s third baseman and finishing with 19 homers and 18 steals in 143 games. Alas, an encore was not meant to be. The 31-year-old Roberts, who lost his starting job last month, was designated for assignment Tuesday after hitting…

  9. Sounds like Justin Upton will not be traded

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    Justin Upton sounded like he was being shopped recently, but that’s over now: The trade rumors surrounding Justin Upton won’t officially die until the July 31 trading deadline passes, but they were all but put to rest by Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick on Monday. Kendrick, speaking from his vacation home in Colorado, said it’s a…

  10. What does Dave Winfield think about Ichiro wearing his number?

    Jul 24, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    Dave Winfield

    This is what he thinks: Everyone’s asking about my thoughts on @yankees latest #31 Ichiro. I don’t know how many wore it before or after me but I wore it the best. — Dave Winfield (@DaveWinfieldHOF) July 24, 2012 Bob Wickman, Javier Vazquez and Hensley “Bam Bam” Muelens beg to differ. For that matter so…

  11. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners

    Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Obviously Ichiro in Yankees clothing is the weirdest thing to hit baseball in some time. Must be how it felt to see Willie Mays wearing a Mets jersey or — and I really don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it — Babe Ruth in a Boston Braves uniform. OK, if that’s…

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Dark Knight Rises

    Pardon me if I seem discombobulated, but I’m suffering from weekend movie whiplash. On Friday night I saw “The Dark Knight Rises.” Yesterday I saw “Safety Not Guaranteed.” If you can find me two movies out right now that are more dissimilar in terms of tone, themes, budget and every other single other relevant measure,…

  13. Cliff Pennington lands on disabled list with sprained bat

    Jul 20, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Cliff Pennington

    Well, technically it’s with a sore elbow, but no one is buying that excuse. The A’s placed Cliff Pennigton on the disabled list after his latest 0-for Thursday. He had gone hitless in four straight games, taking his average down to .197 for the season. That comes with just 17 extra-base hits, 16 RBI and…

  14. Geoff Blum announced his own release on Twitter

    Jul 20, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Geoff Blum has spent most of the second season of a two-year, $2.7 million contract with the Diamondbacks on the disabled list and just revealed via Twitter that he’s being released: Later today @Dbacks will announce my release. I am grateful for the opportunity I was given here. #DBacks fans treated me wonderfully. — Geoff…

  15. Diamondbacks send Trevor Bauer back to Triple-A

    Jul 18, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer Getty

    When the Diamondbacks called up Trevor Bauer for his debut in late June there was plenty of opportunity for him to stick in the majors for good, but instead four starts later the 21-year-old top prospect is heading back to the minors. Bauer showed the raw stuff that has the potential to make him an…

  16. Justin Upton may accept trades to teams on his no-trade list

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    Yesterday we learned that Justin Upton has the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Indians on his no-trade list. Today we learn that everything is negotiable: Justin Upton has 4 teams on no-trade list, but agent Larry Reynolds said it would not preclude Upton from accepting a trade there. #Dbacks — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 17,…

  17. The Tigers are interested in Stephen Drew and Ryan Roberts

    Jul 17, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    stephen drew getty

    Get the Yankees involved in this deal and we can do another blockbuster! Rosenthal: The Detroit Tigers have shown interest in Arizona Diamondbacks infielders Stephen Drew and Ryan Roberts, major-league sources told FOXSports.com … It’s not clear how advanced the talks are, but sources say there has been dialogue between the clubs on scenarios involving one…

  18. Surprising A’s are pursuing a shortstop

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:20 AM EDT

    Cliff Pennington

    With Cliff Pennington continue to hover around the Mendoza Line, the A’s are hunting for a shortstop, FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports. The A’s are winners of nine of their last 10 games and are now 46-43 for the season, putting themselves right in the mix for a wild card spot. Rosenthal lists Toronto’s Yunel Escobar…

  19. Agent fights back against “gutless people” ripping Justin Upton anonymously

    Jul 16, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Justin Upton Getty

    Trade rumors are swirling around Justin Upton and his agent, Larry Reynolds, is upset about what he feels are anonymous attacks being made against the Diamondbacks outfielder through the media. Reynolds told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that trade rumors “are part of the business” and something Upton understands, but “what I don’t like are…

  20. Justin Upton can block trades to the Yankees, Red Sox, Indians and Cubs

    Jul 16, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    I didn’t know this, but apparently Justin Upton has a limited no-trade clause.  And there are four teams on it, reports Ken Rosenthal: the Yankees, the Red Sox, the Cubs and … the Indians. That’s interesting. I get the first three. Big media markets with big, oftentimes hostile media members. But Cleveland? Man, all I…

  21. Heyman: the Yankees have talked to Philly about Shane Victorino

    Jul 16, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    While most of us assume that the Yankees are all about the pitching at the trade deadline, Jon Heyman tells us that isn’t so: They’ve talked to the Phillies about Shane Victorino and the Diamondbacks about Justin Upton, but Upton is a major long shot for them and right now they see the price tag…

  22. So who’s available at the trade deadline?

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    The non-waiver trade deadline is coming. July 31, as usual. After a slow beginning to crazy season due to so many teams being in contention or erroneously believing so, the rumblings are getting louder. It’s great fun, yes? Over the next couple of weeks, we will obviously be writing individual posts for each of the…

  23. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Jul 16, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

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    I stopped doing these for some reason. Sorta forgot about them. But it seemed like a lot happened this weekend, so for those of you with lives that don’t entail them being tied to the Internet all weekend, here’s what you missed: Bill James doubles down on the Joe Paterno defense. It’s like watching a…

  24. The D’Backs have told Justin Upton they might trade him

    Jul 15, 2012, 10:04 AM EDT

    justin upton getty

    It’s for real: Arizona may be moving Justin Upton. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic on Saturday that he’s spoken with the 24-year-old outfielder about the trade rumors that have been swirling and admitted that there’s some legitimacy behind them. “I listen on everybody,” said Towers. “We’re in the…

  25. Why Marvin Miller should be in the Hall of Fame, exhibit 2,305

    Jul 13, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    Marvin Miller

    Arguably the best guy at the most important position in the richest, most successful sports league in America just signed a new deal today: Drew Brees’s deal is done … The deal includes $40 million in the first year and a guaranteed $60 million in the first three years of the contract. That’s the biggest guarantee…

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