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."
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 23:32:35 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers all but said he planned to exercise RP J.J. Putz's option for the 2013 season and bring him back for a third year. After a shaky start, Putz has converted 21 of 22 save chances since May 15 with a 1.04 ERA. Overall, he has a 2.82 ERA and 27 saves with 49 strikeouts and just eight walks in 44 2/3 innings.
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 10:58:24 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said SS Stephen Drew (ankle) is progressing in his rehab, but the team isn't sure if he'll be ready for Opening Day. "He looks good," Towers said. "We've got video on him on a treadmill, which is a positive sign. We don't know, (but) (trainer) Ken (Crenshaw) seems to think he'll be ready, if not to start the season then shortly after. If not, we've got protection there, with Johnny Mac (John McDonald) and Willie (Bloomquist)."
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 11:10:49 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of most of the members of manager Kirk Gibson's coaching staff for an additional year. First base coach Eric Young, third base coach Matt Williams, bench coach Alan Trammell, bullpen coach Glenn Sherlock and pitching coach Charles Nagy had their contracts extended through the 2013 season. Hitting coach Don Baylor has not yet received an extension because he is managing a winter ball team in Venezuela and the Diamondbacks have been unable to contact him. However, general manager Kevin Towers said the team will extend Baylor's contract as soon as possible.
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 10:27:43 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick said that general manager Kevin Towers will be able to work with an increased payroll next season. The team won the National League West with a $55 million payroll in 2011.
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:46:51 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to contract extensions for manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers Thursday, Nov. 3. Both Gibson and Towers were awarded three-year deals with team options for two additional years. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 05:31:10 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Kevin Towers as their new general manager, SI.com's Jon Heyman reports. The team has asked interim GM Jerry Dipoto to stay on in another role. Towers received a two-year deal plus options.