SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Ender Inciarte and David Peralta are Venezuelans, outfielders and opportunists. And they're at the heart of a Diamondbacks domino effect this spring.
Both players finished Arizona's disappointing 2014 as feel-good stories. That's only a ticket to another opportunity under a new staff and a healthier roster this year.
The friends are competing for one starting...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks begin full-squad workouts with uncertainty at five of the eight non-pitching positions.
That's why new manager Chip Hale uses the word ''competition'' in about every other sentence when talking about the team.
Those who are a lock for the opening-day lineup - barring injury - are first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, center fielder A.J....
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9 days ago
PHOENIX -- As the Diamondbacks enter spring training, they have more stability in the outfield than at any other position group, with all the principals from the final two months of last season returning.
A.J. Pollock will be back in center field, and he appears on the verge of stardom. He was on his way to a breakout season before he suffered a broken hand on May 31. He missed three...
PHOENIX -- Any list of pleasant surprises for the Diamondbacks last season includes rookie outfielders David Peralta and Ender Inciarte. Many would consider them one-two -- with right-hander Chase Anderson also in the mix.
So perhaps it is no surprise both Peralta and Inciarte continued to thrive in the Venezuelan winter league this offseason, and both are considered integral parts...
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MLB: [64-98] NL West
AAA: [81-63] Pacific Coast League - Reno
AA: [79-58] Southern League - Mobile
A+: [75-65] California League - Visalia
A: [83-56] Midwest League - South Bend (2015: Kane County)
A(ss): [48-28] Northwest League - Hillsboro
The MLB Winter Meetings haven’t resulted in much excitement for Phillies fans thus far, but Thursday’s Rule 5 draft could have some bearing on the team’s near future, if the Phils have their way.
This year’s big league Rule 5 draft will see the Phillies selecting two times. The extra pick is a result of a grievance won against the Cubs due to their questionable roster handling...
A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not yet been completed. The person said several additional steps were necessary but the agreement was likely to be finalized in the next...
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November 26, 2014
Six Cardinals have been crowned National League Rookie of the Year since the award was created 67 years ago in 1947; Wally Moon, Bill Virdon, Blake McBride, Vince Coleman, Todd Worrell and Albert Pujols. Second baseman Kolten Wong has put together a respectable rookie campaign and has a chance to be the 3rd Cardinal since 2010 to finish in the top 3 of voting (Jaime Garcia, Shelby...
PHOENIX -- Dave Stewart calls it his media room. Eight hi-def TVs. A fridge. A microwave. A beanbag chair with a blanket that occasionally serves as a bunk for the night in case a West Coast game goes long.
You think Stewart does not know a few things about the Diamondbacks?
You have not seen him in action in that man cave.
"I'm a baseball junkie, man," said Stewart, four days...
Today, it's the final Buy of the year. Next week, we'll be doing one last roundup on Monday and recaps the rest of the month until I start on 2015 rookies that could make an impact. In other words, where the hell did the summer go? And does this mean I have to go back to spending time with Cougs? To paraphrase the Broadway musical Rent (or maybe it was Abe Lincoln), eight thousand...
The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Hispanic Heritage Day this Saturday, featuring a postgame concert by Mexican pop star Cristian Castro and a pregame APS Street Festival. The D-backs will also hand out 20,000 David Peralta Los D-backs T-shirts, courtesy of Gila River Casinos.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the APS Street Festival that features an APS Cool Zone, music...
Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ender Inciarte had an embarrassing moment when he walked to first after ball three during his fifth inning at-bat in Friday night's game against Los Angeles.Inciarte took a 2-2 pitch low, tossed his bat aside and started jogging to first before being notified of his mistake. After double-checking with the home...
Fresh off a series win over the Rockies, the Diamondbacks on Sunday night made their way to San Diego to take on the Padres. But the team's rookies didn't abide by the usual travel dress code.
It was rookie dress up day, an annual tradition.
Arizona's 10 rookies (yes, 10!) donned eye-catching costumes: leopard print, French maid, baby, Jazzerciser.
From left to right: Eury De La...
Yep, this is happening. #Dbacks Rookie Dress Up Day. pic.twitter.com/ENGc9wOMh2
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 1, 2014
This is hilarious. Wrong on many levels, but hilarious nonetheless.
Diamondbacks veterans dressed up the rookies for the annual “Rookie Dress Up Day” today. Some of the rookies look humiliated, but others look like they are having fun with it...
Arizona 6, Colorado 2
When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Umpires: Home – Alfonso Marquez, 1B – Mark Ripperger, 2B – Ted Barrett, 3B – Paul Schrieber
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Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 2: Chase Anderson struck out eight in six innings and Nolan Reimold homered as Arizona took the rubber...
PHOENIX (AP) Chase Anderson pitched six strong innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday.
Anderson (8-6) gave up five hits and one run while matching his career high with eight strikeouts.
Nolan Reimold's first career pinch-hit homer in the seventh was the decisive hit. His two-run shot highlighted a four-run inning that broke the game open...
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August 31, 2014
PHOENIX -- When Philadelphia claimed Cleveland outfielder Ezequiel Carrera three days into the 2013 season, Ender Inciarte was the odd man out. He lost his major league roster spot with the Phillies and was returned to Arizona, per Rule 5 stipulations.
It was the best thing that could have happened, Inciarte believes.
"I knew I wasn't ready to play" in the majors, Inciarte said before...
After a long road trip, the Diamondbacks are back at Chase Field for a three-game weekend series against the San Diego Padres. The D-backs will look to shake off their rough road trip as Josh Collmenter (8-7, 4.31 ERA) squares off against Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 3.28) in tonight's series opener.
Here's what to watch for on FOX Sports Arizona's broadcast, coverage beginning with...
Hopefully, you're still competing for a championship or five in some of your leagues. Like most, I'm in different stages in my many leagues: made the playoffs by the skin of my teeth in my mixed H2H league; am way, way out of it in my NL-only league; might win some money in the staff league; and am treading water in others. I'm still pounding the waiver wire in search of closers...
Amid their longest winning stretch of the season, the Washington Nationals can't help but enjoy the way they've been playing.
The NL East leaders hope the fun continues as they look for a seventh consecutive victory Monday night against the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks.
A night after overcoming a three-run deficit to beat Pittsburgh 4-3, Washington (69-53) won 6-5 in 11 innings Sunday...
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August 17, 2014
Not only were fans treated to a true doubleheader – buy one ticket, see two games – Wednesday, but the twin bill finished with some bonus baseball.
But while Tribe starter Josh Tomlin and the Indians bullpen combined to give up one run to the Diamondbacks in 12 innings, the Indians offense couldn’t push one across as the Tribe lost 1-0 for the twin bill and series split. The...
The Diamondbacks begin a three-game weekend series at Chase Field against the Colorado Rockies tonight. The series showcases two young third basemen on the rise, the D-backs' Jake Lamb and Rockies' Nolan Arenado.
Here's what to watch for on FOX Sports Arizona, coverage beginning with "Diamondbacks Live" at 6 p.m. and then as Chase Anderson (8-4, 3.19 ERA) squares off against Colorado...
The Diamondbacks begin a three-game series against the American League Central-leading Detroit Tigers tonight on FOX Sports Arizona. The D-backs are coming off a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs and are looking to use that momentum to take down Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers.
Here is what to watch for tonight on FOX Sports Arizona's broadcast, with coverage beginning with "Diamondbacks...
PHOENIX -- These days, a look at the top prospects in the Diamondbacks' system starts in the majors leagues. Under normal circumstances, young players such as David Peralta, Ender Inciarte, Didi Gregorius, Nick Ahmed, Chase Anderson, Evan Marshall and Matt Stites might still be in the minor leagues. At most, a few would have moved up.
This has not been a normal year, of course...
PHOENIX -- Outfield injuries forced the Diamondbacks to delve into their farm system earlier than planned this season, and they haven't been disappointed.
Ender Inciarte has proven to be a more than capable defender in center field and a reliable option as the leadoff hitter. David Peralta had one of the best first months in franchise history.
As manager Kirk Gibson said, "You are...