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Former Chicago Cub Tony Campana is one of the fastest men in baseball. After being acquired by the Diamondbacks this winter, Campana lost out on his bid to make the major league roster, and is currently playing with AAA Reno. On Saturday night, Campana did something pretty cool in the Aces' game against the Fresno Grizzlies: he stole all three bases in one inning. Furthermore, Campana did it over the course of one at bat.
Campana reached base on a single off of Grizzlies starter Shane Loux with two outs. With the count 1-1 to Chase Anderson, Campana got on his horse and easily stole second base on the battery of Loux and catcher Johnny Monell. After a called strike and a foul ball sent the count to 2-2, Campana once again took off, easily sliding in under Monell's high throw. But Campana wasn't satisfied at third, and before Loux even started his delivery, Campana took off for home and slid in safely as Loux stepped off and fired wide of Monell at the plate. Anderso...
BEST OF MAXIM
Over the 2011 and ’12 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, speedy outfielder Tony Campana stole 54 bases in 59 attempts. That may not seem like a lot, but considering that he only reached base 106 times through those two years, the ratio is crazy. In other words, he stole a bag 51% of the time he got on base.
Campana is now in the Diamondbacks system with Triple-A Reno...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks placed shortstop Didi Gregorius on the seven-day disabled list Sunday as he continues to recuperate from a Friday night beaning. Left fielder Jason Kubel was activated from the disabled list to fill the roster.
Gregorius had not been medically cleared to play as of Sundays game, which was the deadline for the D-backs to use the seven-day list retroactively...
PHOENIX -- Analytics helped Brandon McCarthy redefine his pitching style three years ago. Now they are keeping him sane.
McCarthy believes, and the Diamondbacks concur, that he is throwing the ball much better than the 0-3 record and 7.48 ERA that he will bring into Wednesdays start against San Francisco indicates.
He just might be right.
The new math is on his side.
The Arizona Diamondbacks activated outfielder Jason Kubel from the 15-day disabled list. Instead of playing a few rehab games in the minors, the Diamondbacks thought it would be best to get his bat into the lineup sooner-rather-than-later. Finding more power as he ages gracefully in baseball terms, Kubel had 30 home runs in 2012.
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As we wrote yesterday, there was still a chance Didi Gregorius would land on the seven-day DL despite his CT scan coming back clean. That's exactly what happened yesterday. However, while losing Gregorius, the Diamondbacks got Jason Kubel back. He was activated from the 15-day DL yesterday.
According to the Diamondbacks' official Twitter feed, Gregorius was placed...
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