VIDEO: Gerardo Parra’s quick throw gets Dan Haren out in 9-3 play

Dan Haren thought he got to first base safely with a base hit to right field, yet Gerardo Parra manages to grab and release the ball without hesitating, as he throws out the runner with a laser toss to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.Dan Haren and the Los Angels Dodgers got the last laugh though, sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
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D-Backs, OF Parra agree to 1-year contract

The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Gerardo Parra by agreeing to a one-year, $4.85 million contract with the two-time Gold Glove outfielder. Parra earned his second Gold Glove last season when he set a club record with 17 outfield assists. That Gold Glove was for right field. He earned one as a left fielder in 2011, making him the first player to win the award...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Parra, D-backs earn Wilson's NL fielding awards

The Diamondbacks defense was talked about all season as one of the best in baseball, and that was borne out in voting Thursday, when D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra was named the winner of the National League's Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award and the D-backs received the NL Defensive Team of the Year honor. Red Sox second baseman and Arizona State product Dustin Pedroia...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs expect to talk long-term deal with Parra

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks control Gerardo Parra for two more years through arbitration, but they are interested in extending their commitment.General manager Kevin Towers liked Parra enough to offer him a multi-year contract last winter, and Parra has been ever better this season, playing a Gold Glove-caliber right field. If a long-term deal does not get done, it will not be for...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gerardo Parra's hustle turns bunt into a double (Video)

D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra hits bunt double against Mets. Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra turned a bunt base hit into a double during the fifth inning of their July 4th matchup against the New York Mets. Parra bunted the ball through the right side of the infield and hustled to second when he saw Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy forced to chase the ball...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Parra throws out runner, busts out finger wag

Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra is widely known to have one of the best arms in all of baseball. Over the past three seasons, while playing mostly in a part-time role in Arizona's crowded outfield, Parra has totaled nine, 12 and eight assists, with the middle number coming in 2011, when he earned his first Gold Glove. He also already has six assists this year, leading...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Elderly fan's good luck rubs off on Parra

SAN DIEGO -- Call it the magic touch. Or maybe the laying on of hands. Whatever it was, it worked. Gerardo Parra hit a home run Sunday after asking an elderly female fan sitting near the on-deck circle to touch his bat before he went to the plate in the seventh inning. Parra was loosening to hit when he noticed the lady, whom he guessed was about 90. "She looked at me and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dan Majerle snags ground rule double at Diamondbacks game (Video)

While attending Saturday's Arizona Diamondbacks game, a ground rule double hit by D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra was snagged behind the outfield wall by none other than former NBA star Dan Majerle. Your browser does not support iframes. Majerle was enjoying a barbecue and holding a plate of food with his left hand when the ball came his way, but he was able to grab...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

'Defensive weapon' Parra to see plenty of time

Gold Glover Gerardo Parra could see a lot of time in left field even in games he does not start, manager Kirk Gibson said before Saturdays game. Parra entered as a defensive replacement for starter Jason Kubel for the final three innings of the D-backs 5-4 victory over San Francisco on Friday, coming in after the D-backs broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth, just after Kubel had his third...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Parra stays positive despite losing starting job

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Anyone who thought Gerardo Parra would gripe about losing his starting job as the Diamondbacks left fielder does not know Parra. Parra, who won a Gold Glove as the Diamondbacks starting left fielder in 2011, became the Diamondbacks fourth outfielder and backup at all three spots whenfree agent was Jason Kubel. My first reaction I know Kubel. I saw him when...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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