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Gerardo Parra put together a solid, under the radar season over 141 games in 2011, posting a .340 wOBA and +10 UZR en route to three wins above replacement. He won a Gold Glove flanking Chris Young and Justin Upton and showed some legitimate signs of offensive improvement at just 24 years old.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As would be expected with any player relocating after seven Major League seasons with the same team, new Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel still has a few things to get used to.
"It hasn't been too tough an adjustment," Kubel said. "Its obviously something new, but everyone's made it really easy for me coming over here."
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Kirk Gibson is not looking for a team of renaissance men.
Renaissance Festival men, however, are just fine.
Josh Collmenter and D-backs rookie pitchers Trevor Bauer, Charles Brewer, Patrick Corbin and Tyler Skaggs attended the Renaissance Festival in the far eastern Phoenix suburb of Apache Junction after their Saturday workout. The quintet wore period clothes...
Continuing our preview of Spring Training 2012 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, here is a look at the team's middle infield situation (Here are links to previous articles on the Starting Pitching, Bullpen, and Catchers). If all goes well, the team's middle infield will have a healthy Stephen Drew at SS, and a hot hitting Aaron Hill at 2B. But Drew missed the second half of...
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...
Former Pitcher John Patterson grew up in West Orange, Texas a city that ranks #5th for the worst place to live to avoid a natural disaster, and ranks #183rd best place to live in 2005. J-Patt was a big-time prospect after he was named a USA Today High School All-American, and was drafted 5th overall in the 1996 MLB Draft to the Montreal Expos. However the Expos lost his draft...
Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs, Charles Brewer and Patrick Corbin found medieval costumes in their locker stalls following Saturday's workout and were told they had to spend the afternoon at the Renaissance Festival in Apache Junction, Ariz.
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Wade Miley starts off the day very vigilant. But invariably once stretching starts, or maybe the day's drills get under way, he forgets and then suddenly there's a big chewing-gum bubble on his hat courtesy of closer/prankster J.J. Putz.
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.
The parking lot after a baseball game is hardly a romantic place. However, this is where Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler met his wife, Kristen.
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There was a larger than usual crowd, highlighted by D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, around the batting cage as top pitching prospects Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs faced hitters Sunday.