"I can deal with being hit by a pitch. That's the game. It happens. You hate for someone like their star player to go down like that -- and of course we didn't mean to do that, but we understand. Retaliation is going to happen in this game -- but there is a right way to do it."
- Andrew McCutchen
"We've won most of the games we should win. If somebody wants to overpay, we will listen. If not, we are very comfortable going into the offseason keeping our pen intact."
- Kevin Towers on Bullpen trade candidates
Bullpen woes doomed the D-backs for a second straight night as they fell to the Pirates, 8-3, in the third game of a four-game series at Chase Field.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was diagnosed with a fractured left hand after being hit by a pitch on what was intended to be an off day Friday, the latest blow for a team whose season can be most accurately defined by its wall-to-wall injuries.
On Friday the dust settled, at least temporarily. Just because the calendar flipped to August doesn't mean the Diamondbacks are done dealing.
No reliever is untouchable, but the D-backs will consider trading from the group only if the other side is willing to overpay, general manager Kevin Towers said in a radio interview on 98.7 FM Friday.
Cahill's 2014 has featured a designation for assignment, a stint in the bullpen and a high ERA. He was reinserted back in the D-backs' rotation after the All-Star break and will make his eighth start of the season Sunday. In three starts in July, Cahill compiled a 5.40 ERA and .306 opposing batting average -- both numbers are close to his season averages
Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer reports that former 1B/DH Jim Thome has signed a one-day contract to officially retire as an Indian. It coincides with the organization’s unveiling of a Thome statue at Progressive Field.