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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Last summer, we wrote that Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt already felt like a mainstay. This spring, the D-backs tried to make him one, approaching the 25-year-old about a long-term contract.
Though talks between Goldschmidt and the team have been reported as ongoing, Goldschmidt initially tabled talks of a long-term deal, betting on a big season that could earn him an even better deal next year.
The D-backs are betting on Goldschmidt as much as he's betting on himself. Goldschmidt has just 193 major league games under his belt, yet the D-backs want to lock him up, presumably to a team-friendly deal with Goldschmidt still two years away from arbitration eligibility. That says a lot about the player the D-backs expect Goldschmidt to be this year and beyond.
"I think they believe in all the players here," Goldschmidt said. "They're trying to build a team here that's going to win this year but win for the future as well.&...
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Though Cody Ross took a step in his rehab of a calf injury Tuesday, the Diamondbacks outfielder will likely open the season on the disabled list, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson confirmed.
"I'd rather (do that) than him push it and injure himself for six to eight weeks," Gibson said. "Let's get it right. If we have to DL him to do that, then...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The injury bug bit the D-backs hard Tuesday night, as Aaron Hill, Jason Kubel and Willie Bloomquist all left the game with injuries, but it appears only one of those is significant.
The D-backs announced Wednesday an MRI revealed Bloomquist suffered a grade 2 strain of his right oblique and will start the season on the disabled list. The team put no timetable...
Baseball players tend to be a picky bunch, but Daniel Hudson may be the first to ever complain (publicly, at least) about a baseball card photo.
But don’t go calling D-Huddy high maintenance just yet, as the Diamondbacks hurler has good reason to be upset.
Hudson recently caught glimpse of his Topps baseball card and expressed his displeasure on Twitter. No, the baseball card company...
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.
Goldschmidt, 25, hit .286 with 20 home runs and drove...
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...
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has left a spring training game after getting hit on the left hand by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver.
Hill, a 2012 Silver Slugger award winner who is batting .432 this spring, was plunked in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday night. He did not come out to play defense in the top of the second and was replaced by...
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....
With the season fast approaching the injuries are already starting to pile up. Today we delve into two players whose playing time should be beneficial to your fantasy team in the first weeks of the season.Gerardo Parra, OF, ARIYou know the name, it almost seems like he has been around forever. I get it, it sounds like a boring option, but with Adam Eaton out six to eight weeks and...
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...
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...
Three key players for the Diamondbacks left Tuesday night's spring training game with injuries before Arizona scored seven runs in the eighth inning to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-1.
Second baseman Aaron Hill was hit on the left pinkie by a pitch from Angels ace Jered Weaver, who gave up only two hits in seven scoreless innings. Diamondbacks shortstop Willie Bloomquist (right...
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...