D-backs pitchers working their way back from injuries

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Had Tommy John not intervened last season, the Diamondbacks would have fewer available spots on the pitching staff this spring in a normal extension from 2014. They even may have made fewer offseason moves to address the group The surgeries that depleted the staff will still have an effect; as many as five pitchers who had significant roles in the past and could...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cactus League Countdown: D-backs bullpen stocked with power arms

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are so rich in bullpen arms that they entered the offseason considering trading from that area, although the proper package did not present itself. Addison Reed is entrenched as the closer, and while he went through stretches when he was hurt by the home run in his first season with the D-backs last year, he was more efficient in the second half after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs avoid arbitration with reliever Hernandez

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with reliever David Hernandez, signing him to a one-year, $2 million contract. The contract is non-guaranteed, meaning he could be released in spring training and be paid far less. The hard-throwing right-hander missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Diamondbacks have four remaining arbitration...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks tender all 6 eligible players

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have offered contracts to all six of their arbitration-eligible players. The players are outfielder Mark Trumbo, infielder Cliff Pennington, newly acquired starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, left-hander Wade Miley and right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Addison Reed. The moves keep all six players on the Diamondbacks' roster.
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs to host Social Speakeasy on Friday

PHOENIX -- The FOX Sports Arizona Girls will be participating in the Arizona Diamondbacks first-ever a #DbacksSocial Speakeasy on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Coors Light Strike Zone at Chase Field. The event is free with any game ticket, but fans will be required to follow special instructions from the team's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or newly launched Snapchat account to gain entrance...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching (as usual) tops draft priorities for D-backs

PHOENIX -- If the third week of March demonstrated nothing else, it ice-picked home the point that you can never have enough pitching. You can appear to have enough pitching. You can think you have enough pitching. But you never do. The season-surgeries to Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez drove that home. So pitching, as usual, will be high on the Diamondbacks' agenda when the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Slow Start

(Courtesy of sfgate.com) Off to their worst start in the teams’ 16 year history, the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a difficult time getting things going thus far this season. Paul Goldschmidt has carried the bulk of the load offensively, while newly acquired outfielder Mark Trumbo has added some power to the lineup. The D-backs are struggling all-around through the first 17 games...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Towers may loose his Powers

Kevin Towers speaks at a Diamondbacks press conference (photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com)   His contract may have been extended to stay beyond 2014, but after a very shaky start to a season in which two key pitchers Patrick Corbin, and David Hernandez were lost due to season ending elbow surgery, (Tommy John Surgery)  it does not bode well for Arizona Diamondbacks general...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 16, 2014  |  1 Comment

Another blown save costs D-backs series finale

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' bullpen was a sore point in the first half of 2013, and despite a major tweak, not much has changed so far this year. The D-backs lost four- and two-run leads while losing three of four games in their home-soil-opening series against the Giants, the latter coming when Will Harris gave up five runs in the top of the eighth inning in San Francisco's 8-5...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' David Hernandez to undergo Tommy John surgery

The nightmares continue for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Having already lost ace Patrick Corbin to Tommy John surgery, now they've lost reliever David Hernandez as well.  Toss in an 0-3 start to the season and there's not much to be happy about in Arizona.  From Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports:"A second opinion confirmed the initial diagnosis on David Hernandez‘s elbow injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs open season (again) with high hopes

PHOENIX -- Amid the pageantry and excitement of Opening Day at Chase Field on Monday, it was easy to forget the Diamondbacks' season already began more than a week earlier. But even if the D-backs' two losses to the Dodgers in the Opening Series in Australia marked the official start of their year, Monday felt like the season's true beginning. And as with every Opening Day, optimism...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez's injury creates another 'challenge' for D-backs

PHOENIX -- In the latest round of bad news, the Diamondbacks learned Thursday reliever David Hernandez has a torn ulnar collateral ligament that will require Tommy John surgery. The news further dampened the mood for the D-backs as spring training comes to an end with ace starting pitcher Patrick Corbin already sidelined by his own Tommy John surgery. "It's just not the news you...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks lose David Hernandez to torn UCL

(AP Photo/Matt York)   Unfortunately, the Diamondbacks’ pitching staff is keeping the doctors very busy. An MRI showed that setup man David Hernandez has a torn UCL, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.   More bad news for #DBacks: MRI shows that RP David Hernandez has torn UCL, according to his agent, Jason Hoffman. Will get second opinion. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs reliever Hernandez has damaged ligament

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks setup man David Hernandez thought it was just normal elbow soreness.
Via FOXSports.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' David Hernandez likely needs Tommy John surgery

Another one bites the dust.  The Arizona Diamondbacks have tied Atlanta for the most Tommy John surgeries coming out of Spring Training.  Not something you want to be at the top of.  After losing ace Patrick Corbin for the entire season, David Hernandez has now torn his UCL and appears to be headed in the same direction.  Ken Rosenthal tweets: If second MRI confirms torn UCL...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ken Rosenthal: Hernandez has torn elbow ligament

FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosental reported this morning that Diamondbacks relief pitcher David Hernandez has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, according to his agent Jason Hoffman. This could be the second crippling blow for the Diamondbacks pitching staff in two weeks, coming on the heels of opening-day starter Patrick Corbin being lost for the season after needing Tommy...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Hernandez embraces fresh start after rough 2013

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For most major leaguers with more than four years of service time, a demotion to Triple-A would come as an indignity, a career setback. For Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez last season, though, it was a welcome change. "My reaction? Relief," Hernandez said. "Most people are upset, not happy. For me, it was just like I had the weight lifted off my shoulders...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks spring training preview: Relief pitchers

Second in a series previewing the 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks heading into the start of spring training. WHO'S BACK Most of the arms that filled the bullpen last season return, including sometime-closers Brad Ziegler and J.J. Putz, both right-handers. Right-handers David Hernandez and Will Harris also are back, as is long man and fellow right-hander Josh Collmenter. Left-handers Joe...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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