Found February 26, 2012 on azcentral:
McDonald might be undersized -- he's listed at 5-9 -- but his role on the Diamondbacks could be big, particularly if shortstop Stephen Drew's recovery from ankle surgery stretches into the season.

Collmenter, D-backs rookies go back in time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Kirk Gibson is not looking for a team of renaissance men. Renaissance Festival men, however, are just fine. Josh Collmenter and D-backs rookie pitchers Trevor Bauer, Charles Brewer, Patrick Corbin and Tyler Skaggs attended the Renaissance Festival in the far eastern Phoenix suburb of Apache Junction after their Saturday workout. The quintet wore period clothes...

D-backs following '11 blueprint, aiming higher

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks were almost universally consigned to the depths of the NL West at this time last year, but the script has flipped. They are held in much higher esteem after winning a division title and upgrading their roster this offseason. Still, there is something to prove. Last year, we were going to prove you guys wrong, said Geoff Blum, criticizing the...

Random Athlete Of The Day- John Patterson

  Former Pitcher John Patterson grew up in West Orange, Texas a city that ranks #5th for the worst place to live to avoid a natural disaster, and ranks #183rd  best place to live in 2005. J-Patt was a big-time prospect after he was named a USA Today High School All-American, and was drafted 5th overall in the 1996 MLB Draft to the Montreal Expos. However the Expos lost his draft...

Nationals looking at Gerardo Parra

The Washington Nationals have checked in on outfielder Gerardo Parra of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bill Ladson of reports. Parra who won a Gold Glove last season, will become the team's fourth outfielder in Arizona with the signing of Jason Kubel to a two-year deal. Parra, who can play all three outfield positions, would help the Nationals if Bryce Harper isn't ready...

Gibson: Need same focus, intensity in '12

Kirk Gibson addressed his team Saturday morning on the first day of full-squad workouts, and repeated a message that the organization has harped on all winter.

The development of Ian Kennedy

From battles with injuries and holding a spot to becoming the ace of the Diamondbacks.Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.

D-backs' rookies go medieval for outing

Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs, Charles Brewer and Patrick Corbin found medieval costumes in their locker stalls following Saturday's workout and were told they had to spend the afternoon at the Renaissance Festival in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Diamondbacks' Brad Zeigler met his wife at a spring training game

The parking lot after a baseball game is hardly a romantic place. However, this is where Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler met his wife, Kristen.

Nationals reportedly interested in Diamondbacks’ Gerardo Parra

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Diamondbacks: No trade discussion involving Gerardo Parra

The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to a report on A Diamondbacks source said the clubs are not currently discussing a trade.

Prospects draw attention in batting practice

There was a larger than usual crowd, highlighted by D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, around the batting cage as top pitching prospects Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs faced hitters Sunday.
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