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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When the Cleveland Indians selected reliever Tony Sipp in the 45th round of the 2004 MLB First-Year Player Draft, he didn't even know it until a friend called to tell him. Sipp had stopped paying attention after his name wasn't called in the first 15 rounds.
And even though he'd been drafted, Sipp didn't hear from the Indians.
"On draft day, they say they usually call you," Sipp said. "I got drafted, but I didn't get a call."
Apparently, Sipp says, the Indians had heard Sipp wanted too much money to sign. So Sipp went to pitch in the Cape Cod League, proving himself enough there that the Indians finally came calling to work out a deal.
As he had to then and at nearly every stop of his career, Sipp is once again out to prove his value, this time with the D-backs following an offseason trade.
"You don't owe anyone anything, especially when they come to a new organization," Sipp said. "They haven't...
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The story of Rod Barajas’ missing World Series ring has a happy ending. Barajas, 37, saw his first regular action as a big leaguer with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 — the year the team beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. Even though he only batted .160 in 51 games as a backup catcher that season, Barajas went 2-for-5 with a home run in the thrilling seven-game...
PHOENIX Already without Cody Ross for the next three weeks or so, the Diamondbacks received a health scare Thursday when outfielder Tony Campana was forced to leave their 4-3 loss to the Brewers in the first inning.
Campana singled to open the game but was removed after being thrown out attempting to steal second base. He was spiked on the play and gingerly held his left hand as...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross will be shut down for two to three weeks with a lower left leg injury, but he expects to be back in time to prepare himself enough for Opening Day.
An MRI on Monday showed a strained muscle in his lower left calf, and Ross seemed very optimistic about a quick recovery.
"It's just a little minor setback," Ross...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks fans might finally get a look at the return on the controversial Trevor Bauer trade Thursday with shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius set to make his Cactus League debut.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Wednesday he expects Gregorius to be his designated hitter Thursday in a road game against the Milwaukee Brewers, and Gregorius was listed on the...
Stemming from a pregame argument over the use of the DH, Reds skipper Dusty Baker refused to shake D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson's hand after Monday's game.
I’m in Phoenix for spring training again this year…. maybe I’ll actually write a few posts…. starting today….
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I’m declaring Brandon McCarthy ready for the season. I’ve seen both of the Arizona Diamonbacks right-hander’s outings, and both were excellent. Coming back from a fractured skull suffered last summer, McCarthy has shown no ill...
The Double-A affiliate in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization have adopted an idea to honor American soldiers who served our great country, but were never able to make it back home.The Mobile BayBears have created a specially designed seat to place in their stadium in which will sit empty on a permanent basis to honor the fallen troops."This is a very special announcement...
Ben and Sam preview the Diamondbacks` season with Doug Thorburn, and Pete talks to AZCentral Sports Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro (at 19:39).
Khris Davis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, his third straight game with a homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Thursday.
Eric Chavez gave Arizona a 2-0 lead in the third with a two-out home run just to the right of the batters' eye in center field, his first of the spring.
Milwaukee tied it at 2 in the...