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GM Stewart: D-Backs no longer pursuing James Shields
by Michael Hurcomb |

It appears the Diamondbacks are no longer pursuing free agent starting pitcher James Shields. Just a few weeks after saying Arizona remain interested in Shields, general manager Dave Stewart said Thursday the Diamondbacks are no longer in on the 33-year-old pitcher.

With Shields seeking a contract worth $100 million, it was going to be difficult to sign him since the Diamondbacks' payroll is already around $106 million.

"The truth is, I haven't even thought about how," Stewart said Jan. 13. "We'll look at the numbers and look at who we'll have to possibly subtract, if that's what we have to do.

"I would like to be (under $100 million). I've not been told to be, but I would like to be."

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D-Backs sign Henry Rodriguez to minor-league deal
by Igor Mello |

The Diamondbacks have signed reliever Henry Rodriguez to a minor-league contract on Thursday, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The hard-throwing right-hander recently had none spurs removed from his elbow.

His last appearance in the majors in 2014 with the Marlins, where he compiled a 3.26 ERA in 12 appearances, with a whopping 37 strikeouts and 23 walks in 19 1/3 innings.

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Diamondbacks, Addison Reed exchange arbitration numbers
by R.J. White |

Diamondbacks pitcher Addison Reed has filed for $5.6 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $4.7 million, baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Reed is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He racked up 32 saves in 2014 and has tallied 101 saves over the last three seasons. Reed also posted a 4.25 ERA and 69:15 K:BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings last season.

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Diamondbacks, Mark Trumbo exchange arbitration figures
by R.J. White |

Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo filed for $6.9 million in arbitration, while the team filed for $5.3 million, baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Friday.

Trumbo is in his second year of arbitration eligibility after making $4.8 million last season. He hit .235/.293/.415 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 328 at-bats in 2014.

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Tuffy Gosewisch is front-runner to be D-Backs' starting catcher
by Michael Hurcomb |

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart confirmed once again to on Thursday that the team's search for a catcher is over. The team will head to camp with Tuffy Gosewisch as the starter, Rule 5 pick Oscar Hernandez as the backup and prospect Pete O'Brien on the cusp of making the major-league roster.

"We sat back and thought about it and talked to our guys internally, our coaching staff, and we're not going do to anything," Stewart said. "Tuffy Gosewisch has never had the opportunity to be a front-line guy, but we do know he's capable of handling the [pitching] staff. If we get some offense from him, it would be great.

"The kid Hernandez we know, through our scouting reports, is a good catch-and-throw guy. And we're not expecting any offense from him. So if we get it, that would be great. But even more importantly, we think that Peter O'Brien is going to be ready. Our coaching staff says he has a chance to break with us from spring training. And if not spring training, we expect to see him by May or June."

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAaron Hill , 2B.244
HRPaul Goldschmidt , 1B19
RBIMiguel Montero , C72
OBPMiguel Montero , C.329
SLGMiguel Montero , C.370
RPaul Goldschmidt , 1B75
SBEnder Inciarte , CF19
WJosh Collmenter , SP11
ERAJosh Collmenter , SP3.46
WHIPJosh Collmenter , SP1.13
KWade Miley , SP183
SVAddison Reed , RP32
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