|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||310.00||5.00||.258||30.00||44.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||4||0||0|| .200|| .000|| .000|
|Last 10 Games|
|Didi Gregorius to spend time at second base in Reno |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/2/14) Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius lost out on the team's starting job in spring training, and will have to split time at the position in Triple-A as well. Manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com Wednesday Gregorius will play some second base in Reno, with prospect Nick Ahmed also getting time at short.
"I just think they're both shortstops and they can't both play shortstop every day," Gibson said. "It will do them good to work around the bag from both sides. That's kind of, organizationally, what we've decided."
Gregorius has logged four appearances at second base in his minor-league career, and has yet to appear there in the majors as well. He probably doesn't have to worry too much about Ahmed taking his spot in the organization hierarchy, coming off a .236/.288/.324 season at Double-A.
|Report: Pirates discussing trade for Didi Gregorius |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/24/14) The Pirates have had trade talks with the Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius, a source told FOX Sports.
|Didi Gregorius claims indifference to trade rumors |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/20/14) Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius has dismissed trade rumors that apparently mean that Chris Owings has emerged victorious in the competition for the starting job.
"I didn't know anything about trade rumors," he told MLB.com. "I don't really go look up that stuff. I don't really care. It's not in my hands. It's in the GM's hands. I don't have to worry about that."
Kirk Gibson is not ignoring Gregorius as the team prepares to start the regular season this weekend in Australia. He will start him in one of the two games and Owings in the other.
|Report: Tigers seeking to make trade for starting shortstop |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/19/14) The Tigers are talking a good game about the likes of Hernan Perez or Stephen Lombardozzi replacing the injured Jose Iglesias as their starting shortstop, but they have been seeking potential trade partners, several scouts have told ESPN.
One possibility that has reported is Didi Gregorius, who seems on the verge of being beaten out for the staring job by Chris Owings and is reportedly on the trade block. But the Diamondbacks could be looking for a starting pitcher and the Tigers already traded Doug Fister in the offseason and might not be willing to let another one go for Gregorius, who would likely be ousted when Iglesias returns.
|The Diamondbacks acquired Didi Gregorius as part of the three-team trade in December 2012 involving the Reds and Indians, which sent Trevor Bauer to Cleveland and Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati. Gregorius was arguably the best player headed to Arizona in the trade, and the budding prospect made his MLB debut in mid-April last season after recovering from a UCL strain in his right elbow. Gregorius, who was lauded for his slick defense, got off to a surprising start offensively. He hit .322 with a .497 slugging percentage in his first 38 games. Eventually, however, Gregorius suffered a market correction. He was just a career .273 hitter with a .381 slugging percentage in the minors, so he was due for a drawback -- and got one. Gregorius hit .202 with a .284 slugging percentage in his final 65 games. He will likely open the season as the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop, but his strong defensive skills might not be enough to hold off prospect Chris Owings, who is on the verge of breaking into the majors. Gregorius has limited offensive upside, so view him as an NL-only and middle-infield option in Rotisserie leagues.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
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