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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
13 days ago  |  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...
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...
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,"...
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...
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

Seattle Mariners Off-Season Home

Be sure to bookmark this page to see what the Seattle Mariners are doing in the off-season…free agency, trades, arbitration. This info will also be linked to the Seattle Mariners Team Page. Updated: 10/23/2013 Free Agents Player Pos New Team Henry Blanco C – Endy Chavez OF – Franklin Gutierrez+ OF – Raul Ibanez DH – Josh...
Via 85% Sports
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle claims Witherspoon from Angels

Double-A outfielder Travis Witherspoon has been claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the Seattle Mariners, who designated catcher Henry Blanco for assignment. Witherspoon, 24, spent last season at Double-A Arkansas, where he hit .214 with 18 doubles, 11 homers and 30 stolen bases. The 42-year-old Blanco appeared in 35 games for the Mariners this year. He was brought...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners claim Travis Witherspoon

G’Bye Blanco First move for the new season???  Witherspoon is No. 13 Angels prospect according to MLB.com for what its worth. Via Twitter Additionally, OF Travis Witherspoon was claimed off waivers by Seattle. — Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) October 8, 2013 To make room Blanco was let go. #Mariners claim AA outfielder Travis Witherspoon off waivers from LAA; DFA catcher Henry Blanco...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Blanco, Ibanez boosts Mariners past Orioles

This was one senior’s moment definitely needed by a Mariners team in need of a break on this trip. And none was better than backup catcher Henry Blanco stepping to the plate in the seventh inning Sunday and crushing a ball over the left-field wall. The two-run blast gave the Mariners a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on a day all of Seattle’s scoring came off the bats of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-Mariners Preview

After concluding a losing road trip in positive fashion, the Seattle Mariners will try to keep heading in the right direction with help from what they hope is a healthier Hisashi Iwakuma. The right-hander looks to lead Seattle to a third straight win Monday night by claiming his third in as many starts against the Toronto Blue Jays. Seattle (52-59) dropped four straight to open...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

O's Lose Two out of Three to M's; and A-Rod/Biogenesis

After a win on Friday and a loss on Saturday, the Orioles looked to take a series victory against the Seattle Mariners. In the end, the Seattle Mariners edged out a close win over the Orioles, 3-2. The Mariners took two out of three from the Orioles this weekend. The starting pitching performances from the Orioles have been even for most of the weekend, but Wei-Yin Chen...
Via Oriole Post
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners 3, Orioles 2

Seldom-used Henry Blanco hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning off Wei-Yin Chen, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Sunday behind left-hander Joe Saunders. Batting ninth in the lineup, the 41-year-old Blanco sent an 0-2 pitch into the left-field seats to erase a 2-1 deficit. The backup catcher was playing in his 32nd game of the season, the 17th with Seattle...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Blanco HR carries Mariners past Orioles 3-2

Seldom-used Henry Blanco hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning off Wei-Yin Chen, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Sunday behind left-hander Joe Saunders. Batting ninth in the lineup, the 41-year-old Blanco sent an 0-2 pitch into the left-field seats to erase a 2-1 deficit. The backup catcher was playing in his 32nd game of the season, the 17th with Seattle...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Be positive! Mariners top moments of a bleak Red Sox series

M’s made some crazy plays in Beantown Even Despite a three-game sweep… “Sorry Felix.” - the bullpen This was not a direct quote from the four Seattle Mariners relief pitchers that coughed up 7 runs in the last two innings against the Sox Thursday night, but it might as well have been. Over the past few years, Seattle fans have felt the need to apologize to the King, but...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Real? Walk off Edition Take II: Red Sox vs Mariners 8-1-13

Pete Lepak RedSoxLife Staff Writer Sox go loco in the 9th, win 8-7 This game looked to be over in the fifth inning when the Mariners took a 7-1 lead against Seattle Ace Felix Hernandez, but if you know these Red Sox, you know it's never over until the game ends. King Felix went seven strong, spreading out six hits and only givng up a run. On the other side, Ryan Dempster...
Via RedSoxLife
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox score six in 9th, stun M's

Daniel Nava's long single to center field capped a six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Boston Red Sox came back to beat the Mariners 8-7 on Thursday night and sweep Seattle in the three-game series. One night after winning in 15 innings for their major league-leading 10th walkoff victory, the Red Sox did it again to open a one-game lead in the AL East over...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Optimistic Observations From A Mid-July Seattle Mariners Game

After attending the Boston Red Sox’s 11-4 beat down of the Mariners last night, I left Safeco Field even more thoroughly convinced that this season was as a lost cause for Seattle. However, in the spirit of optimism, I have decided to think about the good things. The Mariners have been struggling at the bottom half of the AL West for pretty much the whole season, but their shortcomings...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Worst of the Best: The Week’s Wildest Swings

Oh, hello! I didn’t see you there. Well, welcome, to the second part of the 12th edition of The Worst Of The Best. Sorry for the mess. Here’s a link to the second part of the 11th edition, from last Friday. Now, many of you will have already read the earlier first part of the 12th edition, chronicling the wildest pitches. As such, you already know the punchline: this week’s...
Via Fangraphs
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwing back to get back: Mariners born in the 70′s

Veteran Leadership When one thinks of the Seattle Mariners, there are a few prevalent thoughts about the team and organization. The first thing that usually comes to mind is that they have been in a rut for these past ten years. Unable to break into the playoffs in that time frame despite having more than a few talented players on their roster, many see Seattle as a lower-tier organization...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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