Found June 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
CHICAGO -- As much of a blow as it was for the D-backs to lose third baseman Eric Chavez to an oblique strain, the injury created an opportunity for catcher Miguel Montero. Montero, still working out of a season-long slump, slid into Chavez's cleanup spot in the batting order Friday, and the D-backs are hoping the move can help jumpstart Montero's season. "I think we just have to give him an opportunity," manager Kirk Gibson said. "At some point, he has to perform. The team needs him. He hit for us there last year. He's capable of doing it." In the cleanup spot for 47 games last season, Montero hit .254 with 27 RBI, five home runs and a .365 on-base percentage. Before Friday, Montero had hit cleanup 19 times this season, going 12 for 73 (.165) with seven RBI. Through the last two games, the results have been trending upward for Montero. He tallied two hits in a loss Friday, including a double that drove in one of the D-backs' two runs. In the...

Aaron Hill, J.J. Putz making injury progress

While the Diamondbacks offense is rolling, they’re getting good news on the injury progress of several players, including Aaron Hill and J.J. Putz. 

D-backs put McCarthy on DL, call up Delgado

The Diamondbacks placed starter Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with what the team referred to as inflammation of the right-hander's throwing shoulder. The move was made retroactive to Friday, the day after McCarthy allowed six runs on nine hits in just 2 23 innings, his shortest outing of the season. With McCarthy unavailable, the D-backs called up right...

Diamondbacks put McCarthy on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the disabled list Saturday because he has right shoulder inflammation and recalled Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno. McCarthy is 2-4 with a 5.00 ERA in 11 starts this season. In 3 starts from May 12-24, he went 2-0 with a 0.38 ERA including a career-high 18-inning scoreless streak from May 7-24. He struggled on...

D-backs' Miley on notice after another poor start

CHICAGO -- It was a rough May for Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley. And that's probably putting it nicely. The left-hander lost his fourth straight start and fifth of May on Friday, a 7-2 defeat against the Cubs, and despite a strong finish, the outing was enough for manager Kirk Gibson to put Miley on notice. "I'm not going to let him go out and keep doing...

Corbin again finds a way, ties D-backs record

CHICAGO -- As they seem to fairly often, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson's pregame words resonated even more once Sunday's game had been completed. This time, it was Gibson talking about starting pitcher Patrick Corbin's hot start and what's ahead for the left-hander. "He gets it, he knows how hard this is," Gibson said in the visiting manager's office...

Brandon McCarthy Placed on DL with Shoulder Inflammation

Brandon McCarthy had just started to find his stride in the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ rotation, but instead was placed on the DL on Sunday with right shoulder inflammation. The right hander had strung together three consecutive starts with a 0.38 ERA, including two wins and an 18 inning scoreless streak.That run ended during his last start, when he lasted just 2.2 innings in Texas...

Gibson on Samardzija: Shut up and pitch

CHICAGO -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson praised Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija's performance after Saturday's game and again Sunday morning, but he also had strong words for the right-hander after hearing of a couple on-field snipes. Samardzija exchanged words with D-backs pitcher Ian Kennedy and third base coach Matt Williams at different times in Arizona'...

Goldschmidt grand slam leads Diamondbacks in big win over Cubs

It’s not often the Diamondbacks score 12 runs (actually never, so far in 2013) but Arizona did just that in a 12-4 victory over the Cubs Saturday night. Paul Goldschmidt led the charge, hitting an absolute bomb for his first career regular season grand slam. 

Patrick Corbin: The budding star we haven’t heard of

The best pitcher in the National League so far this year is a second-year starter taking the league by storm. And it’s not the one who was just on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Mets sensation Matt Harvey is commanding all the attention, but it’s Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin who is stealthily putting together a season every bit as good — in fact, better. Even after one...

Preview: Cards open four-game home set against Arizona

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Lynn has been quite a different pitcher since turning in his shortest outing of the year against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his first 2013 start. Lynn is unbeaten in his last eight regular-season home outings heading into Monday night's opener of a four-game set for the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup of division leaders. NL West-leading Arizona...

Diamondbacks place Eric Chavez on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, the team has announced. OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstated @williebloom from 15-day disabled list, placed Eric Chavez on 15-day DL with right oblique strain — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 31, 2013 Chavez exited yesterday's contest against the...

Eric Chavez Placed on the 15 Day DL

Eric Chavez‘ best days are long behind him, but he keeps finding ways to stay on the field for various teams. However, he’s going to be on the shelf for at least a couple of weeks with a right oblique strain. Chavez is a notoriously “slow healer” so he could be out a little longer than fans hope. So far this year, he’s helped the D-Backs get off to a nice start by posting...
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