Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:26:09 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks may retain the services of SS Cliff Pennington for one more season. Pennington is arbitration-eligible for one more year. "Veteran leadership, he can play multiple positions," general manager Kevin Towers said of Pennington. "Having him kind of there with those two guys [Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius] is good."
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:18:25 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers may go with a younger middle infield in 2015 if everything works out. He envisions SS Didi Gregorius and 2B Chris Owings taking over those positions, with 2B Aaron Hill shifting over to third and acting as a floater.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:35:09 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a bruised shoulder and should return in a couple weeks.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Owings owners. It also limits Didi Gregorius' already minimal value.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:10:55 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed SS Chris Owings (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left shoulder. In a corresponding move, the contract of SS Nick Ahmed has been purchased from Triple-A Reno. Owings' DL stint is retroactive to Thursday, June 26.
Fantasy Tip: Expect SS Didi Gregorius to receive regular playing time in Owings' absence. He's more of a defensive-minded player than Owings but could warrant consideration for NL-only fantasy leagues.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:50:33 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius has taken some balls in center field and could be an option to play the position eventually, according to manager Kirk Gibson.
Fantasy Tip: Gregorius is playing third base today for the first time in his professional career. It looks like the D-Backs are trying to find other avenues of playing time for him with Chris Owings entrenched at short. Gregorius is a defense-first player and won't offer much offensively for fantasy players.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:54:31 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius made his first career start at second base Saturday, June 7, against the Atlanta Braves. He had made 104 career starts at shortstop.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:19:17 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed SS Cliff Pennington (thumb) on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb Tuesday, June 3, and recalled SS Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Gregorius will be middle infield depth behind Chris Owings and Aaron Hill in Arizona. He's only worth adding in very deep NL-only leagues for depth.
Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:25 -0700
The New York Mets are focused on an in-season trade to acquire a shortstop that the team can control for many seasons, but "there has been nothing lately" between them and the Seattle Mariners, with a focus on SSs Brad Miller or Nick Franklin, according to one source. The Mets are also monitoring Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius. New York, in the meantime, will see if 2B Wilmer Flores can handle the position.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:38:45 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks managed Kirk Gibson notified SS Chris Owings in the dugout Saturday, March 29, that he made the final roster, edging out SS Didi Gregorius.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:37:18 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius was edged out for the final roster spot by SS Chris Owings, and he is expected to start the season with Triple-A Reno.