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Diamondbacks to name Torey Lovullo new manager.

Added 11/04/16 12:59 pm (EST)   Source
Lovullo was one of the league's highest paid bench coaches as he spent the last several years with the Red Sox. With the Diamondbacks prying away Michael Hazen from the Red Sox front office, it made sense that Lovullo would be a favorite for the job. It's a huge loss for Boston and a great hire for Arizona. Lovullo had success in a brief interim managerial stint with Boston when John Farrell left the team to be treated for Leukemia.
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Stubbs had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Added 6:59 pm (EST)
Stubbs was added to the Giants to take the roster spot of Chris Marrero, who was DFA's earlier Monday after hitting just .132 through 15 games (38 at-bats). He's batting eighth and playing center field for Monday's contest against the Dodgers, and he could see plenty of playing time in the near future given the Giants' injury-plagued outfield.
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Marquez will start Tuesday against the Nationals, BSN Denver's Drew Creasman reports.

Added 6:52 pm (EST)
Marquez is currently in Colorado preparing for his start, but look for the official roster move to take place Tuesday. The right-hander is taking the rotation spot of Jon Gray (foot) and will be making his first major league start of the season. At Triple-A Albuquerque this season, Marquez has posted a 2.70 ERA and struck out 18 over 10 innings while walking zero. The 22-year-old uses a heavy sinker to complement his fastball and changeup, in addition to a curveball.
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Barnes was suspended four games for intentionally throwing at Manny Machado, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Added 6:32 pm (EST)
Barnes will immediately appeal the suspension, so he won't have to sit out until a verdict is given. He'll likely have to miss a few games eventually, though the exact number should be known in the near future.
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Sano has been suspended for one game by MLB after his actions during Saturday's bench-clearing incident with the Tigers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. However, he's appealing the suspension and is in Monday's lineup at third base against Texas and batting third in the order.

Added 6:17 pm (EST)
After Matt Boyd threw a pitch that went behind him, Sano was ejected after he struck Tigers catcher James McCann in the chest protector with a straight right hand as the two argued. Boyd was ejected for intentionally throwing at Sano.
Mike Freeman Headshot

Freeman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma after Sunday's game against the Athletics.

Added 6:12 pm (EST)
Although a corresponding move wasn't announced, this is almost certainly a move to clear room on the roster for Jean Segura, who is expected back from the DL on Tuesday. Freeman went 2-for-18 with one homer during his eight-game stint with the Mariners (four starts). He'll head back to Tacoma for the time being, but he could return to the majors in a utility role sometime in 2017.
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Cron is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

Added 6:01 pm (EST)
Cron will head to the bench in favor of Jefry Marte as southpaw Francisco Liriano headed to the mound for the Blue Jays. Despite being first on the depth chart, Cron has found himself as part of a platoon with Marte, so it will be interesting to see how his playing time is effected once Luis Valbuena (hamstring) returns from the DL.
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Bracho was recalled by the Diamondbacks from Triple-A Reno on Monday, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Added 5:45 pm (EST)
Bracho's promotion allows Arizona fill the roster spot left open by Shelby MIller's trip to the disabled list. The 24-year-old right-hander has gotten off to a nice start with Triple-A Reno in 2017, as he is yet to allow an earned run in 6.2 innings of work so far.
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Miller (forearm) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday, Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports reports.

Added 5:35 pm (EST)
After leaving Sunday's game with right forearm tightness, Miller will now be forced to miss one start at the very least. The next step will be determining just how severe his injury is, which could be the difference between having to miss weeks as opposed to months. After a disappointing first season with the Diamondbacks, Miller had a slightly-improved start to 2017, posting a 4.09 ERA and 3.31 FIP in 22.0 innings thus far.
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Aro was slapped with a 50 game suspension after violating the minor-league drug policy, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Added 5:26 pm (EST)
Aro hadn't appeared in a minor-league game as he was awaiting his suspension. The 26-year-old will likely head back to a minor-league bullpen when he is eligible to return.
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Desmond took live batting practice Monday for the first time since breaking his hand, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Added 5:17 pm (EST)
Desmond getting in the cage for the first time has to be an encouraging sign that he is making progress with the broken hand he suffered back in mid-March. If all goes well with the rest of his recovery, he may be able to make it back to the field by early May.
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