Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:40:40 -0800
The biggest position player battle for the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring will be at shortstop, where SS Didi Gregorius, SS Chris Owings and SS Cliff Pennington are battling for playing time. General manager Kevin Towers believes the incumbent is the favorite heading into camp. "To me, the favorite has to be Didi," Towers said. "He was our shortstop last year. For a rookie, I thought he played very, very well. Great defender. He got off to a real hot start. The league probably caught up with him a little bit at the end. He probably got a little bit tired."
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:38:28 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings is thought to be the favorite to play shortstop entering spring training over SS Didi Gregorius.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:13:21 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Cliff Pennington and 3B Matt Davidson are expected to remain as bench players next season. The Snakes would like to re-sign 3B Eric Chavez and have SSs Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings battle for playing time at shortstop.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:33:08 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks are open to trading SS Didi Gregorius. The team loves SS Chris Owings and would be open to starting the season with him at shortstop.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:32:53 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals haven't expressed much interest in Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius. The team has preferred an experienced shortstop.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:18:36 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said he expects SS Didi Gregorius and SS Chris Owings to compete for the starting shortstop job during spring training.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:03:11 -0700
The emergence of SS Chris Owings may cause problems for the Arizona Diamondbacks because SS prospect Didi Gregorius is at the position, and the team doesn't want to platoon if it can help it. "You'd like to see them get more at-bats, but if it becomes a platoon situation where one's facing lefties and one's facing righties, who's got the hot hand, you can probably make it work," general manager Kevin Towers said. "It's probably no different than what we've had to do with our outfielders, juggling them around a little bit."
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:29:02 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius was not in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, Aug. 16. He was 8-for-47 (.170) in his previous 14 games.
Thu, 30 May 2013 15:54:42 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez (oblique) will undergo an MRI exam after leaving the game early Thursday, May 30. The team may activate SS Willie Bloomquist (oblique) from the disabled list if Chavez has to land on the DL. Bloomquist has been rehabbing with Triple-A Reno.
Fantasy Tip: Bloomquist's return would create more excess in the middle infield with Cliff Pennington and Didi Gregorius. It's unclear how the Snakes would let playing time shake out in that scenario, and there's a possibility that they send Gregorius back to the minors. Gregorius and Pennington are deep mixed infield depth until that situation presents itself.
Thu, 30 May 2013 13:18:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez (oblique) left the game with a strained right oblique Thursday, May 30.
Fantasy Tip: This will likely put Chavez on the DL. Didi Gregorius will gain more value in deep mixed leagues since he should be playing every day now at either shortstop or second base. Cliff Pennington should be a lineup mainstay as a result, too, at least until Aaron Hill (hand) returns.