• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Diamondbacks release veteran C Gerald Laird

    The Diamondbacks unconditionally released veteran catcher Gerald Laird on Monday, per MLB.com, ending his brief tenure with the team. Laird has played all of one game, with two at-bats, in 2015, his first season with Arizona. He had been on the DL with a back injury since early April.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Diamondbacks' Gerald Laird activated from DL, DFA'd on Thursday

    Diamondbacks veteran catcher Gerald Laird was activated off of the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. Laird was subsequently desginated for assignment. Laird has played all of one game--two at-bats--in 2015, his first season with Arizona. He has been on the DL with a back injury since early April. But with the D-Backs already carrying three catchers (Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Welington Castillo and Oscar Hernandez), Laird was squeezed out of a job in Arizona. Laird is a 13-year veteran and has spent time with five different clubs during his career.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Diamondbacks' Gerald Laird aims to be back after All-Star break

    Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird (back) will throw Thursday for the first time in eight weeks, according to MLB.com. He will then hit in a few weeks and targets a return to action after the All-Star break. Laird has been sidelined since early April. He appeared in just one game before undergoing back surgery in late April.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    D-Backs C Gerald Laird (back) to throw on Thursday

    Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird will throw for the first time in eight weeks on Thursday, according to MLB.com. A few weeks after Thursday's session, the plan is for Laird to begin hitting. His goal is to return after the All-Star Game. Laird underwent back surgery in April and has been sidelined since. He's been on the 60-day disabled list since April 21.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Diamondbacks recall Danny Dorn, move Gerald Laird to 60-day DL

    The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Danny Dorn from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday. They also moved catcher Gerald Laird (back) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Dorn was hitting .474 (18 for 38) with one triple, two home runs, four doubles and eight RBI in 10 games for Reno.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird to undergo back surgery Monday

    Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird is scheduled to undergo back surgery Monday, the team announced per MLB.com. Laird, who is currently on the 15-day DL, was dealing with back spasms dating back to April 9. It is unclear how long Laird will be out of action after the surgery. He has appeared in just one game this season and went 0 for 2 at the plate.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Dodgers place C Laird (back) on DL, recall P Schugel

    The Diamondbacks announced Sunday that they have placed catcher Gerald Laird on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 9, with lower back spasms, and that they have recalled pitcher A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Reno. Laird, who made the team as a non-roster invitee in spring, was scheduled to start Saturday, but was a late scratch from the lineup with back tightness. Schugel was 6-4 with a 3.47 ERA in 26 starts for Double-A Mobile last season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks C Gerald Laird scratched Saturday

    Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Dodgers and replaced by Tuffy Gosewisch. Laird was the preferred option to work behind the plate with rookie Archie Bradley slated to make his major-league debut, but he is been dealing with back tightness, the team announced. If the team thinks he'll need more than a few days to recover after re-evaluating him Saturday, he could be placed on the disabled list, the Arizona Republic reports. The Diamondbacks are heavy underdogs (+185) against the Dodgers Saturday.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Diamondbacks add Gerald Laird, Jordan Pacheco to roster

    The Diamondbacks have added pitcher Archie Bradley, catcher Gerald Laird and utility man Jordan Pacheco to the 25-man roster for Opening Day, the team announced Saturday. Laird was a non-roster invitee and will join Pacheco in backup catcher duties for the team. Laird hit .161 with a double and a triple in 31 plate appearances this spring. Pacheco hit .281 with five doubles.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks postpone decision on Gerald Laird

    The Diamondbacks signed Gerald Laird to a five-day contract extension, which keeps him in camp with the team through Sunday. Laird is in camp as a non-roster player, and his original contract had an out that he could exercise on Tuesday if he wasn't going to make the team's roster. Laird is competing against Blake Lalli and Jordan Pacheco for the D-Backs' backup catcher spot.