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Bronson Arroyo, who underwent Tommy John surgery in July, said he's grinding along through his recovery, putting in four hours of rehab a day.

The timetable for his return is aggressive, with a pre All Star Break debut being discussed. If he is able to continue his rehab at an advanced pace, the projected return may not be out of order, although coming back around one year from his surgery does seem optimistic.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 01:53 PMSource

RHP Mike Bolsinger and RHP Charles Brewer were designated for assignment.

The Diamondbacks sacrificed them for the Rule 5 draft so they could add a few names to the 40-man roster and hold onto their rights. Bolsinger might get claimed by someone or, if able, opt for free agency.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Nov, 04:57 PMSource

Diamondbacks add INF Brandon Drury, OF Socrates Brito, LHP Will Locante, RHP A.J. Schugel and RHP Kevin Munson to their 40-man roster.

The Diamondbacks are just adjusting their roster in preparation for the Rule 5 draft and spring training invites. Nothing to concern yourself with even in deep dynasty leagues.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Nov, 04:56 PM

Rays have traded P Jeremy Hellickson to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Interesting. Very interesting. We speculated that it may be the Cubs because of Joe Maddon, but at least we now know why the Diamondbacks were staying away from the high-profile hurlers on the free agent market. Hellickson is still somewhat of a project having recovered from elbow surgery last year, but the move to the NL should be helpful to him in his need to re-establish his command. He may be concerned with the long ball as he's now pitching most of his games at hitter-friendly Chase Field, but he should feel comfortable enough to just pound the strike zone and find his groove. He's a tough one to trust these days in fantasy, but there could be some real nice upside here.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

14 Nov, 09:47 PMSource

Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart said Cliff Pennington will be tendered a contract.

Pennington is a better real-life player than fantasy asset. He is known for his defense, and not his bat, as evident by his .248 career batting average. Leave Pennington off your draft radar.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

12 Nov, 09:25 PMSource

Brad Ziegler (knee) is progressing well in his recovery from microfracture surgery, but may not be ready for the start of spring training.

Ziegler appeared in 68 games for the Diamondbacks last season going 5-3 with a 3.49 ERA.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

12 Nov, 08:40 PM

Diamondbacks will not be in the market for Max Scherzer, Jon Lester or James Shields, according to GM Dave Stewart.

It looks like the Diamondbacks are going on the cheap this offseason. They've already declared that they will fill their outfield vacancies in-house and are now pulling themselves out of the running for the top three free agent pitchers available right now. It looks like the almighty dollar, or the apparent lack thereof, will be driving the bus in Arizona this season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

9 Nov, 10:23 AMSource

GM Dave Stewart said Friday that the Diamondbacks plan to use David Peralta and Ender Inciarte in left field in 2015.

The Diamondbacks are also looking into some free agent options, but should they opt to go cheap this year, then a platoon of a couple of youngsters looks like a strong possibility, especially if the club is planning on moving Mark Trumbo to right field next season. Obviously, a platoon situation limits the fantasy value of both Peralta and Inciarte.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

8 Nov, 08:27 AMSource

Diamondbacks will play Mark Trumbo in rightfield next year, according to GM Dave Stewart.

Early in the season it appeared that Trumbo was having some difficulty in left field, but he was working hard at improving. Unfortunately though, the fractured foot took him out for most of the season and there was never a real opportunity for him to develop. A switch to right might only make a difference in who the Diamondbacks pursue on the free agent market.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

8 Nov, 08:25 AMSource

Diamondbacks outrighted Jordan Pacheco to Triple-A Reno.

This will knock Pacheco off the 40-man roster, but the Diamondbacks will likely give him an invite to spring training and allow him to compete for a bench spot. Pacheco has some nice defensive versatility which gives him a leg up on many, so expect to see him in the majors again next season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

5 Nov, 09:17 PMSource

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