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Los Angeles Dodgers
PHOENIX -- Hitting a baseball is said to be the toughest task in sports, and the Diamondbacks' Cody Ransom has taken the degree of difficulty to a new level. Ransom made his first start of the season Sunday while in the process of attempting to pass a kidney stone.
It did not seem to affect him. Ransom doubled with two outs to pass the baton in what became a five-run second inning as Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks broke a five-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the red-hot Braves on Sunday.
Ransom also made a strong defensive play on Martin Prados in-between grounder to third base with one out in the fifth inning, backing up to get a good hop and quickly throwing to second base to force speedy Michael Bourn and limit the damage in the inning to one run.
Adrenaline is a good thing, it really is, said Ransom, who was purchased from Class AAA Reno when starting center fielder Chris Young was placed on the disabled list Wednesday. Things go away. I havent been having mu...
BEST OF MAXIM
PHOENIX Justin Upton is starting to feel good again, which should send a shudder through the rest of the National League.
Upton can carry a team, as he did the Diamondbacks for a three-month stretch of 2011, and he showed indications of returning to those good old days in a 9-5 victory over Philadelphia on Monday that was 9-0 entering the ninth inning.
He had his first RBI of...
The Arizona Diamondbacks, already troubled by injuries, have placed right-hander Daniel Hudson on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.
Hudson, the No. 2 starter behind Ian Kennedy, was 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA in three starts. He allowed two runs and six hits in 7 2-3 innings against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Arizona recalled right-hander Jonathan Albaledejo from...
The Diamondbacks, already playing without star outfielders Justin Upton and Chris Young, announced Saturday that right-hander Daniel Hudson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an "impingement" in his pitching shoulder. The move was made retroactive to Thursday, when Hudson made his last start.
The D-backs recalled right-hander Jonathan Albaladejo from Triple...
PHOENIX The soreness in Justin Upton's left thumb is irrelevant to him at this point.
Upton returned to the lineup Saturday after missing four starts, and he plans to remain is his No. 3 spot in the order going forward. The medical staff told Upton he could do no further damage to the bone bruise in his thumb unless he jams it again, and it is a risk he is willing to take...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have dealt with as many injuries this month as they did throughout all of last season. Top-of-the-rotation starter Daniel Hudson is the latest to suffer an injury, and the D-backs have decided to let swingman Wade Miley fill in rather than turn to one of their top prospects in the minors.
Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect Trevor Bauer has been named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on April 22. That is not enough to earn him a major league callup, however, even with Daniel Hudson heading to the disabled list.
Happy trails, Josh Bell. The Orioles sent him to the Arizona Diamondbacks after he was designated for assignment last week.
The Orioles today announced that they have assigned INF JOSH BELL to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a player to be named later.
Bell had been designated for assignment April 16 when the Orioles claimed CA LUIS EXPOSITO on waivers from Boston....
Gerardo Parra hit his first career grand slam to cap a five-run second inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak.
Ian Kennedy (3-0) posted his seventh straight win dating to last August. The Diamondbacks helped him by scoring more than two runs for the first time in four games.
David Hernandez retired the side in...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired third baseman Josh Bell from the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday for a player to be named.
The Orioles designated Bell for assignment on Monday when they claimed Luis Exposito off waivers from Boston.
The 25-year-old is hitting .094 with three RBIs in nine games at Triple-A Norfolk. All three of his hits this season have been for extra bases...