UPDATES & NEWS
The Diamondbacks name Tony La Russa as Chief Baseball Officer. La Russa will report to Derrick Hall and oversee the entire baseball operations department.
GM Kevin Towers will be reporting directly to LaRussa. It remains to be seen if this was a move to restart the Diamondback franchise, after their terrible start this season. Kirk Gibson was already on the managerial hotseat, so this might be a bad sign for him. Towers recently said he was unsure of his future due to the bad start, and this doesn't look good for him, either.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Diamondbacks are having internal discussions about whether to pursue Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Salty has been god awful so far this season, and the Marlins feel comfortable going forward with J.T. Realmuto as their starting catcher. They decided to designate him for assignment, giving the Diamondbacks a chance to go after the veteran catcher. Going to Arizona wouldn't do much for his fantasy value besides for having him remain in the big leagues, so unless he somehow turns it around and gets a deal worked out with the D-Backs, punt on Saltalamacchia. Analysis: Dom Murtha