Found February 05, 2013 on
Fox Sports Arizona:
San Francisco Giants
PHOENIX The Diamondbacks completed their offseason business by signing Gerardo Parra to a 2.35 million contract, avoiding arbitration with their last eligible player. It leaves manager Kirk Gibson in a similar situation he faced last season how to play manage playing time with his four capable outfielder starters.
Newcomer Cody Ross is expected to take over in right field for departed Justin Upton, and Ross may play as much as previous fixture Upton, inasmuch as he is the only right-handed hitter in the group that also includes Jason Kubel and Adam Eaton.
The plan appears to include Eaton as the leadoff hitter and center fielder, although he has only one month of major league experience after a callup last September, and the D-backs do not want to overload him.
Ross and Parra also can play center field. Ross started in center field for the Marlins in 2008-10, and he told the D-backs after signing his three-year, 26 million free agent contract that he preferred center to the cor...
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Outfielder Gerardo Parra and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract, settling the team's last salary arbitration case of the year.
He had asked for a raise from $502,000 to $2.7 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month, and the Diamondbacks had offered $2.1 million. The agreement was announced Tuesday.
The 25-year-old is...
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to look at a few of the team that I think have had the best and worst off-season. Be it moves they made, didn’t make, or how they changed their future, a few teams have set them selves up for a good run while other not so much.
First up, the Arizona Diamondbacks
Free Agent Losses: Henry Blanco (C), Matt Lindstrom (RHP), Takashi Saito (RHP...
Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb is officially retiring from baseball, according to his agents at Millennium Sports.
Webb, 33, announced his retirement Monday in a statement released by agents Jonathan Maurer and Mike Montana.
"With retirement, Brandon looks forward to focusing on more time with his family,'' the statement said. "He would like...
Remember Brandon Webb? Right-handed starter with a wicked sinker who was dominating National League hitters for the Arizona Diamondbacks back in 2006? I bet right now (if you somehow missed the headline) you’re wondering what ever happened to him. Well, today Webb officially retired from baseball after another failed comeback attempt.
The 33-year-old suffered lingering shoulder...