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
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond