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PHOENIX -- At about 2 a.m. Monday, the Diamondbacks' decision makers will start to gather in their Tampa hotel for what Kevin Towers likes to call the "lighting round," the final few days before the Wednesday trade deadline.
Before leaving town Sunday, Towers made it clear that he does not expect major changes as the D-backs prepare for the final two months 2 12 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and 4 12 behind the Reds for the second wild card spot.
Towers likes the roster composition, even if it seems heavy with outfielders. He likes the team chemistry a lot. Now that Brandon McCarthy and Trevor Cahill are close to returning, he likes his starting pitching depth.
The main focus will be finding a second left-handed reliever to pair with Tony Sipp, one who is more of a situational specialist.
"Most clubs are always looking to fortify the bullpen and make it better, as we will," Towers said. "Other than being very right-handed in our bullpen, we...
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D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill was removed from Friday night's 10-0 win over the Padres after two innings with right hamstring tightness.
Hill felt the hamstring stiffen up while scoring from second base in the first inning after he had doubled home a run. He notified the coaching staff but remained in the game.
An inning later, Hill hit his second RBI double of the...
Solid starting pitching and an improved offense have the Diamondbacks just a half-game off the NL West lead. They could take over that spot with some help and another victory over the division's worst team.
Rookie Tyler Skaggs gets the ball Saturday night when the D-backs go for their third straight series win at home against the Padres.
With Randall Delgado throwing a three...
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Randall Delgado was good in his first seven starts for the Diamondbacks this season. On Friday he was pretty close to perfect demonstrating what good stuff and better command can do.
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We have all seen Jim Halpert put Dwight Schrute’s stapler in jello on The Office. And you know about Hall of Famer Ted Williams’ cryogenically-frozen head. Somewhere in the middle of those two is the frozen glove belonging to Arizona Diamondbacks first base coach Steve Sax.
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Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks first base coach Steve Sax was on the receiving end of a cold practical joke Sunday.Sax walked out onto the field for batting practice to find that his glove had been frozen in ice!He seemed to have handled it like a good sport, though.
When Steve Sax returned to baseball this season after nearly 20 years out of uniform , it had to be for moments like this.
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