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Diamondbacks reliever Takashi Saito moved one step closer to returning Thursday night by making his first rehab appearance with Single-A Visalia.
Starting for the Rawhide, Saito faced four batters in one inning of work, allowing a single and a walk before a double play ended the inning.
Saito, 42, has been sidelined with a right calf strain since April 4, when he tweaked the calf stretching before an exhibition game. Saito went through drills at Chase Field on Wednesday, and D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he's not worried about Saito's arm, just his ability to perform fielding tasks like covering first base.
"We signed him because we know what he's capable of doing," Gibson said. "We want to put him in a position to do that consistently. I don't want him short term, I want him long term. That's my goal."
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PHOENIX Chris Young was placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder contusion about 45 minutes before the Diamondbacks game against Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.
The move was not unexpected after Young, one of the hottest hitters in the National League, ran shoulder-first into the left-center field fence while catching a fly ball in the fourth inning Tuesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were my pick to win the NL West before this season, and I'd say about 55% of people had the same general opinion as me. They're off to a 7-5 start right now, second in the division, but their season is going to get a lot more interesting in the next month or so.
Yesterday, the Diamondbacks placed center fielder Chris Young on the DL with a slight...
PHOENIX -Now that Chris Young has been placed on the disabled list, Plan B has become Plan A. Not that the Diamondbacks are sweating it.
They will miss Young, whose numbers litter the NL leader board and whose defense is so voracious that it occasionally takes a bite out of him, too.
But they have done without before.
After shortstop Stephen Drew went down last July 20, the D...
PHOENIX -- Josh Collmenter didn't go deep into Thursday's game, but he did make his longest start of the season. He didn't baffle Braves hitters, but he did allow fewer runs than either of his previous two starts this season.
It wasn't pretty, but Collmenter rediscovered some much needed confidence Thursday night and bought himself more time in the Diamondbacks...
Updates with details and quotes. The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Chris Young and infielder Geoff Blum on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh and brought up outfielder A.J. Pollock and infielder Cody Ransom.
Young, an NL All-Star in 2010, injured his right shoulder crashing into the padded wall in center for a catch in the fourth inning...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have gone fishing for a replacement for injured outfielder Chris Young. The organization purchased the contract of prospect A.J. Pollock from triple-A.
Prior to the 2012 season the outfielder ranked as the 13th best player in the minor league system, which has one of the strongest collection of prospects in the game. He was the club’s first round pick...
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Chris Young and infielder Geoff Blum on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh and brought up outfielder A.J. Pollock and infielder Cody Ransom.
Young, an NL All-Star in 2010, injured his right shoulder crashing into the padded wall in center for a catch in the fourth inning Tuesday. An MRI confirmed he...
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury.
Young underwent an MRI exam that revealed a slight ligament tear and deep bruise in his right shoulder, the result of crashing into the wall to make a catch in Tuesday's game.
Young is off to a superb start this season, batting .410 with five home runs and 13 RBIs.
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are still trying to work through the loss of top offensive threats Chris Young and Justin Upton.
It is not easy in itself, and Atlantas young pitching is not helping.
Right-hander Brandon Beachy was as unhittable in a 9-1 victory Friday as left-hander Mike Minor was in a 10-2 victory the night before, and the D-backs are now in the midst of their longest...
Many questioned the Arizona Diamondbacks' acquisition of Jason Kubel this winter, but the added outfield depth is key now that star outfielders Chris Young and Justin Upton are both missing time due to injury. Top prospect A.J. Pollock is also being counted on to help with the outfield situation.
The Pirates will try to somewhat salvage their western road trip this afternoon with one final game against the Arizona Diamondbacks before heading home for their first real homestand of the year. A win today would bring the Pirates' record on the trip to 3-6. That is admittedly not all that great, but it'd be a strong finish after starting the trip 0-5. A lot of the burden...