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Stephen Drew did not take grounders on Friday, but he did hit on the field for the first time this spring.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With the acquisition of Jason Kubel from Minnesota this offseason, the Diamondbacks' outfield situation got a little complicated. Gold Glove winner Gerrardo Parra suddenly appeared out of a starting job.
Parra reported to D-backs camp at Salt River Fields on Wednesday and said he's happy the team added Kubel. He offered not even an inkling of a complaint...
(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) Ever since Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt stepped on a baseball field he has been able to hit the ball a long way.
The Diamondbacks know what Goldschmidt is capable of and expect the 24-year-old to contribute but they're not necessarily looking for power.
''I would be happy if he did what he did last year and nothing more than...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks were almost universally consigned to the depths of the NL West at this time last year, but the script has flipped. They are held in much higher esteem after winning a division title and upgrading their roster this offseason.
Still, there is something to prove.
Last year, we were going to prove you guys wrong, said Geoff Blum, criticizing the...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When it comes to all the changes that took place in the National League West this offseason, Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson might have put it best.
"It's hard not to notice everything," Hudson said. "I think a lot of guys would be lying if they said they didn't pay attention to it at all."
While they remain primarily focused...
The Washington Nationals have checked in on outfielder Gerardo Parra of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.
Parra who won a Gold Glove last season, will become the team's fourth outfielder in Arizona with the signing of Jason Kubel to a two-year deal.
Parra, who can play all three outfield positions, would help the Nationals if Bryce Harper isn't ready...
J.J. Putz has been more than just the linchpin at the back of the D-backs' bullpen. The veteran closer has served as a mentor to some of the younger pitchers, and the example he's set has resonated.
Kirk Gibson addressed his team Saturday morning on the first day of full-squad workouts, and repeated a message that the organization has harped on all winter.
The Washington Nationals are interested in Arizona Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo was the scouting director with the Diamondbacks when Parra signed with the team in 2004.
Parra is just 24 years old and under team control through the 2015 season. He is eligible for arbitration after this season. In his three seasons...
One year after he made controlling the running game a focus of spring training -- and saw the results pay off in the regular season -- Gibson is asking even more of his pitchers. He wants them to help themselves at the plate.
The D-backs have not had talks recently with catcher Miguel Montero about a contract extension.
DeMarco: There is plenty of evidence that the Diamondbacks have set themselves up nicely for a short-term run of success — no matter how much their win total may fall in 2012.
For the first time in an MLB game telecast, live audio content will air on a brief delay throughout the Cactus League game telecast of the Cleveland Indians at the Diamondbacks on March 7.
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The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to a report on MLB.com. A Diamondbacks source said the clubs are not currently discussing a trade.