Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:16:32 -0700
The San Diego Padres have not asked for permission to interview Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers for their general manager position, according to Padres executive Ron Fowler.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:29:36 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers will undergo surgery to repair a damaged right vocal cord July 7.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:23:24 -0700
Five possible replacements have been mentioned for fired San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes. Candidates include former general manager and current Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers, Larry Beinfest (ex-Marlins GM), Farhan Zaidi (Athletics assistant GM/director of baseball operations), David Forst (A's assistant general manager) and Jason McLeod (a former Padre executive and currently the Chicago Cubs' senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting).
Tue, 20 May 2014 00:23:16 -0700
With Tony LaRussa taking over as the Arizona Diamondbacks' director of baseball operations, speculation has manager Kirk Gibson heading for the exit at some time this season. If general manager Kevin Towers is also fired, sources indicate Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty and Detroit Tigers assistant GM Al Avila could be candidates.
Mon, 05 May 2014 08:50:08 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is unsure if he'll be with the team to see them turn things around. "But they're both very, very disappointed, and rightfully so," Towers said of managing partner Ken Kendrick and team president Derrick Hall. "When you spend $110 million and you're 9-22 at the end of April, I wouldn't be happy, either. I'm also disappointed, but I still believe in the core group. I think they will get better. Will I be around to see it? I don't know."
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:04:20 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to contract extensions past the 2014 season with both general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson Monday, Feb. 3. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
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."
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:08:45 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team is not very interested in the starting pitchers available in the trade market. "I would say some of the pitchers that are out there, we're not overly crazy about," Towers said. "We like them some and would like to have them, but the price that people are asking for them, I don't see the value there. I'd rather continue to give opportunities to our young guys."
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:16:39 -0800
The Boston Red Sox are likely out on a trade for Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton, as Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has suggested the Red Sox would have to surrender prospects it did not wish to trade.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:23:18 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers indicated 3B Chris D. Johnson has a good chance of staying at the position in 2013. "He's performed very, very well," Towers said. "I mean, he's hit for power. He's been a little bit streaky, but when he's hot, he's hot. To have that kind of power bat that deep in the lineup, not many teams in the National League are that deep to have somebody hitting in the 7-hole that has a chance to hit it out of any part of the ballpark."