Jeremy Hazelbaker Headshot

Diamondbacks claimed Jeremy Hazelbaker off waivers.

Added 11/04/16 6:25 pm (EST)   Source
In 2016, Jeremy Hazelbaker played in 114 games for the Cardinals. In that span he averaged .235 which maintaining .295/.480/.775 (OBP/SLG/OPS). It's unclear yet how Hazelbaker will be used, but he has some nice potential and adds depth to the Diamondback outfield.
Ian Kennedy Headshot

Kennedy (0-2) dealt 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on just two hits and a pair of walks while striking out six in a no-decision Friday versus the Twins.

Added 8:51 pm (EST)
The right-hander has been great this year, posting elite-level marks among AL pitchers in ERA (2.30) and WHIP (0.99), while also throwing up an admirable 8.0 K/9. Unfortunately for Kennedy and his owners, he ranks dead last in MLB for run support (1.4) over his first five outings of the campaign. He'll aim to capture his first win when he takes the hill against the White Sox on Thursday.
Carlos Carrasco Headshot

Carrasco pitched eight innings (for the second straight outing), allowing three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven Mariners in Friday's loss.

Added 8:37 pm (EST)
Carrasco pitched well enough to win, but he also allowed two home runs that were the difference as the Mariners took the victory 3-1. The 30-year-old has pitched into the sixth inning in all five of his starts this season, walking no more than one batter in three of them. Despite those impressive numbers, Carrasco has a 2-2 record because the Indians have only scored 12 runs with him on the mound. All in all, he looks like the right-hander we saw last season when his 3.32 ERA ranked 10th in the AL before he suffered a season-ending broken right hand. Carrasco will make his next start Wednesday against Detroit.
Michael Taylor Headshot

Taylor will be in line for an everyday role in center field with Adam Eaton out for the year with a torn ACL, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Added 8:07 pm (EST)
Taylor's temporary stint in the outfield has suddenly become a golden opportunity to prove his worth on the big-league level. The 26-year-old has been relatively unimpressive over four seasons with the Nats -- mainly being used for his speed on the base paths and in the outfield -- but will have a chance to make an immediate impact on the highest-scoring team in baseball (6.2 runs per game). Taylor will need to show some resemblance of his 2015 production at the plate, when he knocked in 14 home runs and 63 RBI, while at the same time cutting down on the strikeout rate (77 in 76 games last year). Look for Washington to potentially make a move at the trade deadline if he fails to live up to expectations.
Tom Murphy Headshot

Murphy (forearm) underwent a CT scan Friday and could resume baseball activities Monday if the results are promising, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Added 7:55 pm (EST)
The catching prospect has been out since mid-March due to a hairline fracture in his right forearm, but a little over a month of rest seems to have done the trick for the healing process. Murphy will likely need a decent number of rehab innings prior to his return due to how early in the spring the injury occurred, but this news seems to show that he's on track to return within the four-to-six week timetable initially offered by team doctors.
Adam Eaton Headshot

Eaton is out for the remainder of the season with a torn left ACL, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Added 7:53 pm (EST)
It's a huge blow to Eaton and the Nationals, considering he was placed on the 10-day DL with what was thought to be a strained knee, but a subsequent MRI confirmed the team's worst fears Saturday. The lefty, traded to Washington this offseason, had been off to a great start on the young season -- hitting .297/.393/.462 with 13 RBI -- yet appears bound for surgery within the coming weeks. Eaton will still carry value in dynasty leagues as he undergoes the long recovery process and opens up a major opportunity for Michael Taylor to take over an everyday role in center field.
David Dahl Headshot

Dahl (ribs) progressed further in his rehab process by taking batting practice Friday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Added 7:41 pm (EST)
Dahl has been out since the beginning of spring training, but he continues to make steady progress toward his return to action. He'll need to get a good number of innings under his belt prior to a full return to action, so it could still be a couple of weeks before he resumes his role in the Rockies' lineup.
Vidal Nuño Headshot

Nuno was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Rich Dubroff of Press Box Online reports.

Added 7:21 pm (EST)
Prior to Friday's rough outing, the southpaw had lowered his ERA to 3.12. However, Nuno allowed his third home run of the season in his brief appearance versus the Yankees, leading the Orioles to send him back to Triple-A for more work. Baltimore is fairly thin on lefties with the departures of him and Jayson Aquino, so Nuno could return to the big leagues fairly soon if the Orioles need a lefty in their relief corps again.
Chris Iannetta Headshot

Iannetta is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

Added 7:19 pm (EST)
It will be the fourth time in the last six games that Iannetta takes a seat, serving as further evidence that the veteran has not solidified the primary catcher spot for the D-Backs. Jeff Mathis gets the start Saturday, something that has become a common occurrence in a lineup that has scored 133 runs this season, second-most in the majors.
Jayson Aquino Headshot

Aquino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Rich Dubroff of Press Box Online reports.

Added 7:12 pm (EST)
The 24-year-old southpaw has appeared twice for the major-league club this season, once as a starter and once as a reliever. Although the start was serviceable, the bullpen appearance was a total disaster, as he allowed a three-run home run in just one-third of an inning. With no room in the rotation, Aquino will head back to the minors to get more work in as a starter until the Orioles need more help at the big-league level.
Jhoulys Chacin Headshot

Chacin (foot) is slated to make his regularly-scheduled start Saturday against the Giants.

Added 7:07 pm (EST)
Chacin experienced some swelling in his left foot following Tuesday's start, but X-rays came back negative, so he'll be good to go after a few days of rest. The right-hander shut down the Giants in their earlier meeting this season, allowing three hits and no runs over 6.2 innings while striking out five.
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