Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:05:48 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said P Josh Collmenter will start against the New York Mets Sunday, April 13. P Randall Delgado was removed from the starting rotation and will now pitch out of the bullpen.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:46:16 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said SPs Trevor Cahill or Randall Delgado are candidates to be moved to the bullpen, but both pitchers are in line to make their next scheduled starts. RP Josh Collmenter is a possibility to be moved to the rotation, but he needs to be stretched out first.
Fantasy Tip: Cahill and Delgado are off to rough starts this year. Collmenter isn't the most intriguing SP, but he could be of use in deep NL-only leagues if he's moved to the rotation. Apparently the D-Backs don't feel that Archie Bradley is ready yet, which isn't surprising.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:29:52 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks re-assigned SP Archie Bradley to minor league camp Thursday, March 27.
Fantasy Tip: Kirk Gibson indicated that Bradley is close to major-league ready, and he'll likely be up in the bigs again before long. Until then, it looks like Randall Delgado will have a rotation spot to himself.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:19:59 -0700
Updating previous reports, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin (elbow) has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, and he may need season-ending surgery depending on what Dr. James Andrews finds in a second opinion. SP Wade Miley will now start the team's season opener in Australia against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fantasy Tip: You should now avoid Corbin like the plague in all drafts. This will now open up a rotation spot for Archie Bradley, Randall Delgado or Josh Collmenter. Bradley clearly has the most upside of the trio if you are speculating with a late-round flier pick.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:56:01 -0700
In the wake of the ulnar collateral ligament injury suffered by Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin (elbow), general manager Kevin Towers plans to use in-house options that could include SPs Randall Delgado, Archie Bradley, and Josh Collmenter, rather than seek a trade immediately.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:33:03 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Bronson Arroyo (back) will miss the next seven to 10 days after receiving an epidural injection for an inflamed disc in his back Wednesday, March 5. He was scratched from his spring start Tuesday, March 4, after feeling pain while warming up. "(The doctors) just want it to calm down before he starts throwing again," general manager Kevin Towers said. "Of course, Arroyo doesn't think it'll take that long. We'll just have to play it by ear to see how he's feeling." Arroyo has never been on the disabled list in his career.
Fantasy Tip: If Arroyo isn't ready for the start of the season, that'd leave the door open for the likes of Randall Delgado, Archie Bradley or Daniel Hudson. Bradley has the most upside of the trio, but the Snakes may decide he needs more seasoning. Delgado or Hudson would likely be just a short-term option for NL-only leaguers, depending on how much time Arroyo misses.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:58:02 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks have RPs Josh Collmenter, David Hernandez, J.J. Putz, Addison Reed, Joe Thatcher and Brad Ziegler appear to be locks for bullpen jobs, which might mean RP Will Harris is the odd man out. He has options remaining. RP Randall Delgado does not have options remaining, and that might mean Harris loses out in a numbers game.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:16:01 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado is likely to make the roster and pitch out of the bullpen because he doesn't have any minor league options remaining, according to general manager Kevin Towers.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:40:08 -0800
The signing of veteran SP Bronson Arroyo by the Arizona Diamondbacks gives the team's rotation greater depth, and also means that the team will either move SP Randall Delgado to the bullpen, where some feel he is better suited, or Triple-A to start.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:56:31 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Reds) to an undisclosed two-year deal Friday, Feb. 7.
Fantasy Tip: Entering his age-37 season, there's really not much else to Arroyo that we don't already know. He's not going to strike out many hitters, and his best attribute at this point in his career has been his ability to stay healthy and log innings. Not much fantasy intrigue, especially since he's moving to another hitter-friendly environment. Arroyo's entrance into the starting rotation likely pushes Randall Delgado out of the picture, at least to start the year.