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Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- After seeing starting pitcher Joe Saunders throw a simulated game Tuesday at Chase Field, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said the pitcher could return before the All-Star break.
"It's possible," Gibson said. "We're going to see how he feels tomorrow. We'll talk to him, look at the rest of our rotation and how it goes out before the All-Star break then consider how it would set up going into after the break."
Gibson said he prefers Saunders, who was scratched from his June 23 start with shoulder inflammation, make a minor-league rehab start before being activated form the disabled list, just to make sure everything feels right. Should he return before the break, it would probably be Sunday, particularly if Trevor Bauer, the scheduled starter, has any further issues with a strained groin. Still, Gibson reiterated he would rather the team not need Saunders then.
Saunders, though, made pretty clear Tuesday his preference to not go on a reh...
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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks placed reserve infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained left oblique and activated fellow bench infielder Geoff Blum for the 60-day DL. Blum had been sidelined since April 18 with the same injury.
"We're being conservative about (McDonald)," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Realistically it could...
PHOENIX -- An hour and half before Tuesday's first pitch at Chase Field, a large crowd gathered around the Diamondbacks bullpen in left field. It was an unusual sight and could only mean one thing: Trevor Bauer was pitching.
Fans may have enjoyed watching Bauer's famous stretching and warmup routine more than what the rookie did in the game, as he struggled and exited early...
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Upton suffered his latest poor offensive series as San Diego swept the D-backs. Upton went 1 for 14 in three games against...
After finishing fourth in the NL Cy Young Award voting and leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to the NL West crown a year ago, Ian Kennedy has had a rough first half.
A start against the San Diego Padres might be just what he needs to regain his swagger.
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Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we've shown you some classic catches made by fans on foul balls but this video is a little different.
Check out this clip from last night's Diamondbacks/Padres game when a camera man for Fox Sports Arizona caught a Cameron Maybin fly ball in the sixth inning:
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