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10/23/2014 | D-backs hire assistant GM Minniti from Nationals

The D-backs continued filling out their baseball operations department Thursday by hiring Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as special assistant to senior vice president of baseball operations.


10/23/2014 | D-backs prospect Drury testing his potential

Add another name to the list of outstanding young infield prospects for the D-backs. Brandon Drury is determined to find himself a spot on the big league roster sooner rather than later.


10/18/2014 | Bradley encouraged by challenge of fall ball

Archie Bradley -- the D-backs' top prospect and No. 9 overall -- is pitching in Arizona for the Salt River Rafters. He has posted a 10.29 ERA in three starts, but the right-hander said after his outing Saturday night that he's not discouraged by the results.


10/17/2014 | Lamb in position to claim D-backs' third-base job

Based upon his brief 37-game history with the parent Arizona Diamondbacks, 24-year-old Jake Lamb played well enough to gain consideration to open the 2015 season as the team's starting third baseman.


10/13/2014 | Rivals make GM, managerial changes to keep up in NL West

As the Giants bid to win their third World Series title since 2010, most of the other members of the National League West have been busy restructuring in attempt to find the mix that might bring them the kind of consistent success San Francisco has gained with its stable and tenured management structure.


10/13/2014 | Hale's plan: Make every player '15 percent' better

During his managerial interview with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chip Hale said his goal has been to try and make each player he has come in contact with 15 percent better. D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, a Hall of Fame manager, immediately jotted that down on his notepad. The statement also drew the attention of general manager Dave Stewart.


10/13/2014 | D-backs happy with return from Draft picks at instructs

With five picks in the first 100 selections of the First-Year Player Draft, the D-backs were busy in the early rounds of this year's event. They used all five of their top picks on players from the high school ranks, injecting several high-ceiling prospects into the organization.


10/13/2014 | Hale is D-backs' choice for skipper

The D-backs introduced Chip Hale as their new manager on Monday. A ferocious competitor, Hale replaces Kirk Gibson, who was dismissed with three days remaining in the 2014 season and the team on its way to a 64-98 record.


10/12/2014 | D-backs set to deliberate on managerial pick

The D-backs are nearing the finish line in their search for a replacement for manager Kirk Gibson, as team president/CEO Derrick Hall, chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, general manager Dave Stewart and senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson will meet on Sunday night to continue their deliberations.


10/11/2014 | D-backs complete interview process for managerial opening

The D-backs appear to be finished interviewing candidates for their vacant managerial position, meaning that Dodgers' third-base coach Lorenzo Bundy and Royals' bench coach Don Wakamatsu will not be interviewed as originally planned.


10/8/2014 | Yankees prospects lift Scottsdale in AFL opener

With Archie Bradley and Tyler Glasnow on the mound as Salt River hosted Scottsdale on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League, the final game of the day was expected to be a pitchers' duel. But after early exits for both power pitchers, both of whom are the top prospect in their organizations, power bats took over the game Tuesday. Led by Yankees prospects Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, Scottsdale outslugged Salt River, 7-4.


10/7/2014 | Hale ninth of 11 managerial prospects to interview

The D-backs interviewed A's bench coach Chip Hale on Tuesday, bringing the total number of candidates interviewed to nine. Of the list of confirmed candidates, it appears that only Dodgers third-base coach Lorenzo Bundy and Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu have yet to interview.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/3/2014 | D-backs' candidates for manager's job up to 11

The D-backs received permission to talk to Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar, bringing the list of candidates to fill their vacant managing job to 11, and it appears they are not planning any further additions.


10/3/2014 | Towers decides not to remain with D-backs

Former D-backs general manager Kevin Towers has decided not to remain in the organization and instead will pursue other opportunities within baseball.


10/1/2014 | Owings set for surgery on shoulder labrum

D-backs infielder Chris Owings will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the posterior labrum of his left shoulder. He is expected to be ready to go when Spring Training opens.


10/1/2014 | D-backs gearing up hunt for new manager

The D-backs on Wednesday confirmed eight candidates who have been, or will be, interviewed for the club's vacant managerial position.