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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' youth movement is official, certified by Elias. With Joe Saunders now in Baltimore, the D-backs will have the youngest starting rotation in the major leagues this turn through. The only way that may change the rest of the season is if another team robs the cradle.
The D-backs believe in their young arms and will let them gain valuable experience the rest of the season, the better to facilitate the transition into 2013. Do not confuse it with a concession.
Tyler Skaggs justified the faith with a second strong start Monday, although a home run by Cincinnati right-hander Bronson Arroyo in the sixth inning spoiled it in the Reds' 3-2 victory at Chase Field, the D-backs' fourth straight loss.
Skaggs gave up five hits, walked two hit, hit two others and rushed a throw to first base that cost him an unearned run, but he countered those numbers with the composure of a veteran, not a 21-year old who has spent all of six days in the major leagues.
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PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz has made 22 consecutive scoreless appearances, one of the best runs in franchise history, and manager Kirk Gibson sees more of the same in future.
The D-backs hold a 6.5 million option on Putz for 2013, and Gibson believes Putz can be a valuable component again next season. It is not that Gibson is lobbying, but ...
"I think he can...
PHOENIX The Diamondbacks could give Trevor Bauer a second look after Class AAA Reno's season ends, manager Kirk Gibson indicated Tuesday.
Bauer, who was to start for Reno on Tuesday night, has followed instructions given when he was returned to Reno six weeks ago and become more efficient with his pitches in four August, after being shut down for two weeks.
Bauer, 5-1 with...
If you knew exactly what pitch was coming, it would probably be easier to hit. Somehow, Wade Miley is an exception.
Miley’s season has been quite a pleasant surprise for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s amassed 14 wins and a shiny 2.80 ERA, corroborated by a 3.09 FIP. He’s given up fewer hits than innings pitched and he’s been almost as stingy as Cliff Lee with his walks. ...
As expected, the Diamondbacks' six-man rotation did not last long. Arizona traded left-hander Joe Saunders to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, three days after he cleared waivers, making him available to all comers. D-backs general manager Kevin Towers, known for his ability to identify bullpen arms, acquired right-hander Matt Lindstrom in the deal. Lindstrom's fastball...
Earlier this afternoon, the Orioles completed a waiver wire trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks to send Joe Saunders to Baltimore for relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom. Lets break this trade down.
Joe Saunders is coming to town to fill the fifth rotation spot previously held by Tommy Hunter. Hunter has an ERA of nearly 6 (5.95), while Saunders’ is 4.22. The MLB average ERA is is 4...
While the Cincinnati Reds continue to maintain a comfortable cushion atop the NL Central, the Arizona Diamondbacks are quickly fading from postseason contention.
The Reds look to complete a three-game sweep by handing the Diamondbacks a sixth straight loss Wednesday at Chase Field.
Johnny Cueto threw seven solid innings to become the majors' first 17-game winner and Aroldis...
After a brief 3-game homestand over the weekend, the Reds (77-52) hit the road for a 3-game tilt against the Arizona Diamonbacks (64-64) beginning Monday night.
Cincy continues to thrive in Joey Votto's (left knee) absence having gone 27-14 since he hit the disabled list on July 16th. They have also managed to build their division lead from one game to six during that...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker knew the team's current stretch would be one of its toughest, but his club still has a firm hold on the NL Central lead despite a bit of a slump.
The Arizona Diamondbacks' current skid may be a little more troubling for their postseason hopes.
Cincinnati sends Bronson Arroyo to the mound when it visits Arizona for the opener of a three...
If you want a good idea of which NL Rookie has the highest Q Score, then you probably have not watched much baseball this season. Media darling Bryce Harper has absolutely owned the spotlight for much of the year as the RoY front runner. Has he lived up to the hype, or has another rookie given him a legitimate run for the award?
Bryce Harper (Nationals OF, age 19)...
Josh Collmenter threw four innings of shutout ball with six strikeouts and Willie Bloomquist punched an RBI single and later scored to cap a three-run 4th, as the AZL Diamondbacks built up an early 5-0 lead and then hung-on to defeat the AZL Cubs 6-4 in Arizona League action tonight at HoHoKam Park in Mesa.
Collmenter (ulcers) and Bloomquist (back stiffness) are assigned...
The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks for reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later. The Diamondbacks also sent some cash to offset the $1 million plus still owed to Saunders for the rest of the 2012 season.Lindstrom had been acquired before the season along with Jason Hammel from the Rockies in the Jeremy Guthrie...