Diamondbacks Release Veteran Infielder Joaquin Arias

The Arizona Diamondbacks continued to make roster moves yesterday when they announced the release of veteran utility infielder Joaquin Arias per the team’s official twitter account. #Dbacks release infielder Joaquín Árias. There are 32 players left in #DbacksSpring camp. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 31, 2016 The move was officially announced by Diamondbacks Sr....
Via Venom Strikes
March 31, 2016

Diamondbacks release utilityman Joaquin Arias

The Arizona Diamondbacks released utility infielder Joaquin Arias Thursday, bringing their spring-training roster down to 32 players. The 31-year-old was in camp on a minor-league deal, but hit just .290/.313/.290 in 20 exhibition games. Arias had come to Arizona after spending the previous four seasons with the San Francisco Giants, winning World Series rings in 2012 and 2014....
Via Today's Knuckleball
March 31, 2016

San Francisco Giants: Ready or Not

The San Francisco Giants had a very unimpressive Spring Training. They finished just 13-22. They did not play good baseball and lost a key player to injury in Hunter Pence. So are they ready for the season? Even though the Giants looked lethargic for most of the spring, they did finish 7-3 in the last 10 games. This included winning two out of three against the Oakland Athletic...
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San Francisco Giants rumors: Third Base edition

In the wake of Pablo Sandoval leaving the San Francisco Giants for a new challenge in Boston, the Giants have been scouring through the third base market. There aren’t any all stars on the market, but there are certainly some solid players who could serve as stopgaps for future generations. The Giants have inquired about Chase Headley and Luis Valbuena, as they missed out on Yasmani...
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals lose replay challenge, 1st in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has lost the first instant replay challenge in the World Series under expanded rules this season. In the sixth inning of Game 4 on Saturday night, San Francisco's Joaquin Arias was ruled safe at second on a pickoff attempt by Royals catcher Salvador Perez. Yost hustled out of the dugout to challenge the call, which was upheld...
Via Associated Press
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire does James Brown split while making call (VIDEO)

Most baseball umpires aren't noted for their agility on the field but sometimes the old guys can fool you with their entertaining moves.For instance, during Friday's Giants-Royals game, umpire Gary Cederstrom went to call San Francisco infielder Joaquin Arias safe at third base, but inadvertently wound up doing a slow motion version of a James Brown split while slipping on the Kauffman...
Via The Other Paper
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals blanked by Giants, 8-0

ST. LOUIS -- Tim Hudson threw seven shutout innings and Joaquin Arias keyed a four-run first inning with a two-run single to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. The Giants have won five of six and have the best record in the NL at 37-20. St. Louis has lost four of five. The Cardinals managed just four hits. Hudson (6-2) gave up three...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants, Joaquin Arias agree on $2.6M, 2-year deal

Infielder Joaquin Arias has agreed to a $2.6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to avoid salary arbitration. Assistant general manager Bobby Evans announced the deal Thursday with Arias, a key utilityman and bench contributor for manager Bruce Bochy. The 29-year-old hit .271 with one home run, nine doubles, two triples and 19 RBIs in 102 games during his second...
Via Associated Press
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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