Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:24:48 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks discussed a trade that would have sent them Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes in exchange for SP Tyler Skaggs, OF A.J. Pollock and others, but neither team was comfortable with the deal. The A's are only willing to trade Cespedes for a larger package in return.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:50:33 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers indicated the team may look to add a corner outfield that has power this offseason. The team likely will not be able to sign a high-profile free agent, so the team probably would have to trade for an outfielder. Towers indicated to the team could trade OF A.J. Pollock, OF Adam Eaton or OF Gerardo Parra in order to add a corner outfielder because those players receive interest from other teams.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:08:16 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel (back) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, July 28, against the San Diego Padres due to a stiff back. OF A.J. Pollock made the start in center field, and OF Adam Eaton slid over to left field as a result.
Fantasy Tip: Kubel is considered day to day, but carries a little risk heading into the upcoming scoring period. Since the team has a scheduled day off Monday, he'll get another day to rest. Fantasy owners should be all right keeping him active, as it doesn't sound too serious.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:52:56 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) was the designated hitter in extended spring training games last weekend. Eaton has resumed playing catch and hasn't felt anymore pain in his elbow. "Everything feels good," Eaton said. "Feels back to where I was. It only hurt that one throw and I felt great before that." He could go on a rehab assignment and play the outfield in another two weeks.
Fantasy Tip: A.J. Pollock figures to lose out on playing time whenever Eaton is ready to return. Eaton could be stashed in deep mixed leagues if you're looking for some stolen base help in the second half of the season.
Thu, 30 May 2013 13:37:57 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) will rest for three weeks and be re-evaluated after consulting Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion of his MRI exam. "Then if all goes well, he's off and running," general manager Kevin Towers said. "But if not, surgery can be an option." Eaton is dealing with a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, and the injury is similar to the one SS Didi Gregorius dealt with early this season. A decision on whether Eaton will need surgery will be made by mid-July to make sure he'd be available for next season.
Fantasy Tip: Eaton will probably be out for another month and a half, but if he doesn't need surgery, he could be a nice source of stolen bases in the second half. A.J. Pollock retains value in deep mixed leagues with Eaton still out.
Thu, 23 May 2013 10:57:02 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) has no structural damage in his elbow, based on MRI results, the team announced. He'll strengthen around the area for two to three weeks and then begin a throwing program.
Fantasy Tip: The Snakes have apparently given no additional details about a timetable following the outfielder's recent setback, but it sounds like Eaton is unlikely to return before mid- to late June. They'll probably proceed a little more cautiously this time. A.J. Pollock's seemingly dwindling value just received a slight jolt, although he's still contending with Jason Kubel, Gerardo Parra and Cody Ross.
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:26:02 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton's (elbow) issue appears to be muscular and not ligament-related after he met with a doctor. Eaton will undergo an MRI exam to make sure.
Fantasy Tip: This is some good news after we found out about his setback, but he's not in the clear yet. If it's just a muscular issue, this should be a short-term setback for Eaton. A.J. Pollock's value will take a major hit when Eaton returns, and he'll likely only be worth owning in NL leagues.
Wed, 22 May 2013 10:37:00 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) has experienced soreness in his strained left elbow and is returning to Phoenix to see a doctor.
Fantasy Tip: This is obviously discouraging. Hopefully it's only a short-term setback. Elbow sprains can take longer than hoped to heal, and setbacks aren't unusual. Expect an update after Eaton has visited the doc. A.J. Pollock's value is stayed by however long Eaton's recovery may be delayed. A.J. Pollock's value is stayed by however long Eaton's recovery may be delayed.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:42:32 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock was moved up to the two-hole in manager Kirk Gibson's batting order Wednesday, April 10, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He responded with two home runs and four RBIs, snapping an 0-for-14 skid.
Fantasy Tip: Pollock managed two homers in 81 at-bats last season. While he is certainly on a much better pace, he is only worth fantasy consideration in the deepest of NL-only play unless injuries open up a more prominent role.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:34:33 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson left OF Gerardo Parra in the leadoff role for a second straight night Tuesday, April 2, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout after tying a career-high with four hits in the opener Monday, April 1. "It'll be hard to take him out of there if he keeps playing that way," Gibson said. "He's worked hard and here he is today. He had a great game for us (Monday)." OF A.J. Pollock is another option at the top of the lineup.