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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have shut down Trevor Bauer temporarily in hopes the 21-year-old starting pitcher can rediscover his best stuff after a little rest.
Bauer, who was sent back to Triple-A Reno on July 18 following four mostly shaky starts in the majors, is expected to miss at least two turns in the rotation. Word of Bauer's break came first from the Reno Gazette Journal, which got the news from Reno manager Brett Butler.
Butler said the decision to rest Bauer was not injury related. It's not uncommon for young pitchers to get a break later in the minor league season, and in Bauer's case the break might be a little more necessary with the whirlwind month he has had.
The D-backs called up Bauer on June 28 to make his major league debut after Daniel Hudson hit the disabled list. He made one solid start in four outings but only once pitched more than four innings and compiled a 1-2 record with a 6.06 ERA.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said ahe had limited information on Bauer's break.
"My guess is they're just trying to back him off a little bit, get him straightened out and maybe get a little bit of energy back to see if we can't get the ball come out of his arm like it was a little bit earlier in the year," Gibson said.
"It's quite different where he was a year ago and where he's at today. And the requirements to consistently be able to throw every fifth day -- it's a learning process."
Bauer is 4-0 with a 2.90 ERA for Reno and 11-1 with a 2.30 ERA overall in the minors this season.
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PHOENIX -- Third baseman Ryan Roberts, a surprising and key contributor to the Diamondbacks' 2011 National League West championship season, was designated for assignment on Tuesday.
His spot on the 25-man roster was filled by infielder John McDonald, who was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list following a rehabilitation assignment.
Roberts, 31, was hitting .252 with nine...
PHOENIX Joe Saunders did not want to go on the disabled list. Chris Young did not want the occasional day off. It is the way they, like most athletes, are wired. As it has turned out, however, the Diamondbacks seem stronger for the enforced layoffs.
Saunders made his third consecutive quality start since returning at the All-Star break in a 6-2 victory over Colorado on Tuesday...
Arizona has designated infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment, ending the Diamondbacks portion of the career of a popular player known to fans as ''Tat Man'' for his multitude of tattoos.
The team activated shortstop John McDonald from the disabled list to take Roberts' spot on the roster.
Teams can claim Roberts on waivers, but in the meantime the Diamondbacks...
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On July 31 the Dodgers will be giving away this Kirk Gibson bobblehead to the first 50,000 ticket holders through the gates for their game against the Diamondbacks. The bobblehead was made to celebrate the hobbled Gibson’s historic home run off A’s closer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, specifically the iconic...
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded infielder Ryan Roberts to the Tampa Bay Rays late Tuesday night after designating him for assignment hours earlier.
Roberts, known as ''Tat Man'' for his multitude of tattoos, was expected to join the Rays on Wednesday.
Arizona received Double-A infielder Tyler Bortnick from Tampa Bay.
Roberts was Arizona's regular third baseman...
Could Justin Upton Be Headed North of the Border?
English: Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos is known in the Jays sub-culture as the “Silent Assassin”. Anthopoulos works in complete silence and preys on General Managers looking to shop disgruntled players who have fallen out of the good graces...
Joe Saunders scattered three hits over seven strong innings and Chris Young homered to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
Stephen Drew and Willie Bloomquist added RBI doubles and Miguel Montero had a two-run single for the Diamondbacks, winners of eight in a row at home.
Young also singled, walked twice, stole...
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Ryan Roberts certainly made a good impression on his new Tampa Bay Rays teammates. After arriving in the Camden Yards visitors' clubhouse around 5 p.m., Roberts started at third base in his Rays debut, homering and reaching base two other times in Tampa Bay's 10-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. "I just wanted to come over and blend in and do my part," Roberts...
PHOENIX -- David Holmberg is not flashy, just effective.
The young left-hander shies away from attention while his numbers demand it. It is his way.
Holmberg may be less in the public eye than some of the Diamondbacks' other top pitching prospects, but he is certainly on the D-backs radar as a future major league starter. A just-turned-21-year-old, Holmbergs future is bright...
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Position: Utility Man
Date of birth: November 27th 1977 (age34)
Height: 5 ft 11 in
College: Arizona State University
Place of birth: Bremerton...
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder and lover of tattoos, Ryan Roberts from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor leaguer infielder Tyler Bortnick, the teams announced.
Roberts, 31, was designated for assignment earlier today. He hit .250/.306/.357 with 6 HR's, 34 RBI's and a 74 OPS+ in 280 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks this season.
Prior to Robert being DFA...