Found February 24, 2013 on Hinton's Sports Highlights:

Key offseason additions: Martin Prado, Cody Ross, Brandon McCarthy, Randell Delgado   Key offseason departures: Justin Upton, Chris Johnson, Trevor Bauer, Chris Young   After winning 94 games and the division title in 2011 the Arizona Diamondbacks fell to a .500 ball club and third in the division. The D-Backs started the offseason with … Continue reading »


Bell makes D-backs debut with much on mind

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Heath Bell wanted to make a positive first impression Saturday in his initial appearance with the Diamondbacks, and he did just that. But forgive him if his mind was occasionally elsewhere. Bell's father underwent open-heart surgery Tuesday in Texas. Like the Marine he was, Jim Bell told his son to remain in Arizona and continue his spring work. And like...

D-backs pick Kennedy to start season opener

SURPRISE, Ariz. The math made it seem so, and Arizona Diamondbacks manager confirmed it Monday: Ian Kennedy will start the D-backs' season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 1, the right-hander's third consecutive Opening Day start. It is not lost on Gibson that Kennedy, not Clayton Kershaw, not Matt Cain, has the most victories in the National League the last...

Hinske, Corbin impress in Diamondbacks' win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Eric Hinske feels right at home in Arizona, and the transition to playing for the Diamondbacks has been a pretty comfortable one as well. Hinske had three singles and two RBIs and fellow Diamondbacks newcomer Martin Prado had two hits and three RBIs, leading the D-backs to an 8-6 win over the Rockies on a chilly Sunday at Salt River Fields. Hinske, the...

Former NFL Quarterback Josh Booty Beats Out Doug Flutie to Win Non-Roster Invite to Diamondbacks Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Former major league infielder Josh Booty has won a reality television show by throwing the best knuckleball, and will go to spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Booty is set to report to camp Friday with a non-roster invitation. The show on the MLB Network was called “The Next Knuckler.” Booty met Thursday with Diamondbacks announcer Tom Candiotti...

The Next Knuckler Reports To Camp

Josh Booty may have won the MLB Network’s “The Next Knuckler,” but his work has just begun. Booty showed up to camp on Thursday and worked a bit in the bullpen with former Major League knuckler and current Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Tom Candiotti. “He’s got the best fastball of any knuckleballer I’ve ever seen,” Candiotti told MLB. “He can flat out throw it...
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