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There's nothing like an 11-strikeout outing to give a pitcher confidence, regardless of the opponent.
Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill went 5 2/3 innings, scattered four hits and allowed an unearned run in the Diamondbacks' 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.
''I felt a lot better today than I have,'' Cahill said. ''I was throwing my sinker for strikes and threw to both sides of the plate, which is the first time I've done that consistently this spring.''
The Rangers' lineup was made up solely of minor leaguers, the majority of whom will begin the season in Class A - either with Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League or Hickory in the South Atlantic League.
''All their guys weren't here today so it was a good day for him to go out there and relax,'' said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson
Cahill, who will make his first regular-season start April 2 against the St. Louis Cardinals, threw 63 of his 88 pitches...
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- There's nothing like an 11-strikeout outing to give a pitcher confidence, regardless of the opponent.
Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill went 5 23 innings, struck out 11, scattered four hits and allowed only an unearned run in the D-backs' 9-3 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
"I felt a lot better today than I have," Cahill said...
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For the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Daniel Hudson threw off a mound. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher still has a ways to go before he can get back into the starting rotation, but throwing off a mound is a big step in the recovery process.
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The Diamondbacks and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have agreed to a five-year, $32 million contract extension, a source confirmed Friday.
The extension runs from 2014-18 with option for 2019 and buys out arbitration years and at least one year of potential free agency.
The agreement was first reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN.
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Arizona Diamondbacks utility player Willie Bloomquist will start the season on the disabled list.
The team says an MRI on Wednesday showed a grade 2 right oblique strain. There is no timetable for his return.
The injury, sustained in Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels, is another blow to Arizona, which figured to use Bloomquist considerably at shortstop and...
A person familiar with the negotiations says first baseman Paul Goldschmidt the Arizona Diamondbacks are close to agreement on a $32 million, five-year contract that would run from 2014-18.
The deal would include a $14.5 million team option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout, the person said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been finalized....
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The left-hander, competing with Randall Delgado to be Arizona's No. 5 starter, struck out seven and walked two.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have released Josh Booty, who had earned an invitation to the team's spring training by winning a televised knuckleball competition among former college quarterbacks.
''The Next Knuckler'' competition was held on MLB Network, with Booty beating out his brother John David Booty, Doug Flutie, David Greene and Ryan Perrilloux.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The "Next Knuckler" experiment is officially over.
The Diamondbacks on Wednesday released pitcher Josh Booty, the former Marlins infield prospect, LSU quarterback and winner of the MLB Network reality show "The Next Knuckler."
"We thoroughly enjoyed being a part of 'The Next Knuckler' and having Josh in camp," D-backs president...