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GLENDALE, Ariz. The Diamondbacks received some encouraging signs from their starting rotation Monday, when Wade Miley showed well in a camp game and rotation contender Randall Delgado had a third straight strong appearance.
Despite missing a start because of arm fatigue, Miley can get enough work to be ready for his first regular-season start on April 3 against the Cardinals, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson believes.
Delgado continued to assert himself in a thinned field for the final rotation spot, pitching five innings in the D-backs 5-3 victory over the Dodgers a few hours after Tyler Skaggs was eliminated from the competition and optioned to Class AAA Reno.
Delgado gave up two runs in five innings, the Dodgers scoring twice in the fifth on a groundball single, a bunt single, two stolen bases and another single that drove in two. Gerardo Parras throw from center to the plate was in time to nail Dee Gordon, the second runner, but it bounced out of Miguel Monteros glove.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Willie Bloomquist was in town for less than a day before he was back in the Diamondbacks lineup.
After getting two at-bats and playing six innings in the field in two weeks with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, Bloomquist was anxious to do more. He talked his way into the game Sunday in a meeting with manager Kirk Gibson.
It (WBC) was a great experience...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Trevor Cahill has altered his diet to eliminate foods his body tolerates with reluctance. He has redistributed his weight through offseason training sessions, and the Diamondbacks have seen a more agile man off the mound this spring.
Lest anyone believe the D-backs do not appreciate the changes, here is what Kirk Gibson had to say before Cahills fourth spring...
Outfielder Cody Ross (calf) ran at 50 percent of his weight-bearing load on a treadmill Tuesday and took batting practice later. There seems to be some concern as to his availability for Opening Day.
Dont know yet, general manager Kevin Towers said. Were erring on the side of being cautious. We dont want to rush him.
Ross has seven at-bats this spring.
If for some odd reason...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned left-hander Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno, narrowing the list of candidates for the team's fifth starting spot.
Skaggs, fellow lefty Patrick Corbin and right-hander Randall Delgado had been vying for the final spot in the Arizona rotation. But Skaggs had struggled in outings this spring.
Corbin helped his status with a solid outing this...
The three-man competition for the fifth spot in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation was trimmed to two Monday when Tyler Skaggs was optioned to Triple-A Reno.
Skaggs, a left-hander who's considered one of the team's top prospects, had struggled for much of camp, making five starts and getting hit hard in all but one. In his last appearance on Saturday, he went 2 23 innings...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed outfielder Jason Kubel on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and activated outfielder Cody Ross.
Kubel says he felt a problem in his leg in the final game of a series in Milwaukee on Wednesday. He was out of the lineup Friday but made a pinch-hit appearance, singling in the eighth inning in a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles...
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross continues to be
hampered by a left camp injury, which manager Kirk Gibson admitted could cause
the offseason acquisition to begin the year on the disabled list, according to
Steve Gilbert of MLB.com.
Gibson notes that Ross seems to be recovering from his
injury slower than expected.
"It's just been slow,"...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. When it comes to aggressiveness on the bases, the Diamondbacks are not really trying anything new this spring. They are simply trying to do what they like to do better. Running into outs was a problem in 2012, and it goes without saying that D-backs need to improve there to make their somewhat-smaller-ball style work this season.
They understand. Kirk Gibson confronted...
Aaron Hill is a wealthier man this year, Trevor Cahill a slimmer one.
Both had their best days of the spring in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a split-squad game Sunday.
Hill - who signed a contract that will earn him $40.5 million over the next four seasons - homered, doubled and singled while driving in four runs.
Cahill - on a diet...
Patrick Corbin had another strong spring start, pitching into the fifth inning Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 in a game between split squads.
The left-hander who threw 107 innings in the major leagues last season and is competing for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, allowed one run on nine hits in 4 2-3 innings. He struck out four.
The U.S. is 0 for 3 so far at World Baseball Classics as the Americans were eliminated from the 2013 tournament on Friday March 15 after dropping a 4-3 decision to Puerto and a 38-year-old pitcher named Nelson Figueroa. The right-hander led his teammates to their glorious win and will now head into the event’s semifinal stage. Figueroa said his team was the underdog and it motivated...