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Green, Grace join 6 holdovers on Hale's coaching staff

PHOENIX -- Chip Hale's coaching staff with the Arizona Diamondbacks will include six holdovers from Kirk Gibson's staff, plus a pair of new additions: third-base coach Andy Green and assistant hitting coach Mark Grace. The six holdovers are bench coach Glenn Sherlock, pitching coach Mike Harkey, hitting coach Turner Ward, first-base coach Dave McKay, bullpen coach Mel Stottlemyre...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball's Venezuelan growth apparent in D-backs clubhouse

PHOENIX -- As Diamondbacks players began trickling into the home clubhouse at Chase Field on June 1, catcher Miguel Montero arrived and glanced at the posted lineup on his way in. "Lot of Venezuelans in that lineup," Montero said, loudly making the observation to no one in particular. The D-backs rank among the league leaders in Venezuelans, providing one of Major League Baseball...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blanco becomes D-backs coach

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Monday released veteran catcher Henry Blanco from his contract and as expected subsequently added him to their coaching staff. The D-backs attempted to find a place in the majors for Blanco, 42, after deciding on Tuffy Gosewisch as their backup catcher. As much as the D-backs would have liked to accommodate Blanco's desire to play one more season, they...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs release Blanco, then hire him as coach

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have released catcher Henry Blanco from his minor league contract and added him to the team's major league coaching staff.
Via FOXSports.com
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs to start Owings at shortstop, add Delgado to rotation

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks made their final roster moves Saturday, with only the final spot in the starting rotation yet to be named. It will be Randall Delgado, but the team wanted to tell him first before announcing it. Chris Owings is the starting shortstop. Tuffy Gosewisch is the reserve catcher. Ryan Rowland-Smith will make his return to the majors after a three-year absence...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Early-riser Blanco having a strong spring

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It is 5 a.m. and Henry Blanco has beaten dawn in order to beat himself up once again. Blanco is one of several Diamondbacks who participates in an insane, hour-long workout at Salt River Fields just about every morning. To Blanco, it is as necessary as the blocking drills or swings he takes in the batting cage. "I think it is keeping me in baseball," said Blanco...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Friday, March 7

Oakland 2, Diamondbacks 0 Game recap: Wade Miley gave up three singles and an unearned run in five innings, and he got some bad swings on changeups and sliders along the way. Shortstop Didi Gregorius committed a fielding error when he mishandled a grounder after his foot got caught in the dirt with two outs and a runner on third base in the fifth inning, enabling the A's to score...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs sensation makes bid for spot in rotation

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer Archie Bradley took the mound in his first major league bullpen spring training session, with many eyes and more than a few camera lenses focused in on him. The hard-throwing 21-year-old Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander and might-have-been Oklahoma Sooner quarterback is making a bid for a spot in the...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs spring preview: Catchers

Third in a series of previews leading up to the start of the Diamondbacks' spring training camp in Scottsdale. Who's back Miguel Montero returns as the full-time starter after claiming the job in 2009. Former Arizona State receiver Tuffy Gosewisch, whose nine-year road to the majors ended when he was promoted from Class AAA Reno on Aug. 1, is the only other catcher on the 40-man...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs sign Hudson, Blanco to minor league deals

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Friday announced the return of old friends Daniel Hudson and Henry Blanco, each signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Both were integral parts in the Diamondbacks' run to the NL West title in 2011.The D-backs also announced the acquisition of right-hander A.J. Schugel and outfielders Brandon Jacobs and Todd Glaesmann...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs sign Hudson, Blanco to minor league deals

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Friday announced the return of old friends Daniel Hudson and Henry Blanco, each signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Both were integral parts in the Diamondbacks' run to the NL West title in 2011.The D-backs also announced the acquisition of right-hander A.J. Schugel and outfielders Brandon Jacobs and Todd Glaesmann...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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