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Goldschmidt returns from injury, singles for Diamondbacks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt singled in his first at-bat since breaking his left hand last August, and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their spring training schedule Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Arizona State. Arizona's starting lineup featured several regulars, including Goldschmidt. The All-Star first baseman broke his hand when he was hit by a pitch last summer. Goldschmidt...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Backs have only 3 positions settled as workouts begin

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....
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs Cactus League countdown: Tomas key to infield alignment

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks will have a new infield this season, that much is certain. How new, only spring training will tell.  With Paul Goldschmidt back from injury, first base is set. A case can be made that he has become the best first baseman in the National League.  The other three spots are in various degrees of flux, although the D-backs are determined to give Cuban emigre...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

D’Backs Looking For Proven Starter, Could Deal A Shortstop

The Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart wants to add a proven starter this offseason and seems more open to a trade now. “I don’t know if we get it accomplished this week,” Stewart said, “but by the time we start the season I’d really like to try to improve our starting rotation.” “If we can clearly improve our team, then I’m not hesitant to...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hale: D-backs strong up the middle

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knows what he likes when constructing a baseball team, and he sees a lot of it in the first group he will take to spring training. "Since I was a young baseball player, we were always taught to be strong up the middle -- catcher, second base, shortstop, center field," Hale said last week after he was introduced as the organization's seventh...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Are Flush With Young Shortstops

When it comes to starting pitching, the Mets have plenty of it. Something they lack is major league ready position players that are ready to step in at shortstop and left field. While we can speculate about Wilmer Flores‘ ability to hold down that job, it doesn’t seem like the Mets are ready to go all-in on him just yet. Enter the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like the Mets with pitchers...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks add 3 players to roster

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, Arizona transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who had Tommy John surgery, to the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Ahmed finished fifth in the Pacific...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs call up Ahmed, Chafin, Wilson

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson from Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, the D-backs transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list. Ahmed, 24, finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Husky Matt Barnes Called Up To Big Leagues By Red Sox

BOSTON – Former UConn baseball ace Matt Barnes was promoted to the major leagues by the Boston Red Sox on Monday, Sept. 8. Barnes becomes the fourth former UConn baseball player to play in the MLB this season, setting a new program record. Barnes joins his former teammates Nick Ahmed (’11) of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Mike Olt (’10) of the Chicago Cubs and George Springer ...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Pennington flies under radar

PHOENIX -- The buzz accorded the Diamondbacks' middle infield these days usually centers around their stockpile of highly regarded up-and-comers -- Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed. Cliff Pennington believes that is fair. "They deserve it," Pennington said. "All three of them are really good middle infielders and can play, and they all three have a chance to be great players...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks make multiple moves

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have selected the contracts of left-hander Andrew Chafin and outfielder Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno, and optioned infielder Nick Ahmed and outfielder Roger Kieschnick to Reno. The 24-year-old Chafin went a combined 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 23 starts between Double-A Mobile and Reno this season. Paul, who signed as a minor...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs call up Chafin, Paul; Ahmed, Kieschnick sent down

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin and outfielder Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno, and optioned infielder Nick Ahmed and outfielder Roger Kieschnick to Reno. Chafin will wear No. 40 in his major league debut and Paul will wear No. 14. Chafin, 24, combined to go 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA (58 ER in 131.2 IP) and 102 strikeouts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Pittsburgh Pirates could be without the reigning NL MVP as they open an eight-game homestand. With Andrew McCutchen's status uncertain, the Pirates hope they can at least rely on Charlie Morton's home success when they face the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh (59-52) wrapped up a 5-5 road trip with a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Interference and other things

I don’t have a lot to say about how yesterday’s game ended. I think it’s unfathomable that the play that the game ended on wasn’t called runner interference. The rule as written prevents the runner from “intentionally” interfering with the double play turn, but given that intent is impossible to determine, you’ll almost always see “did the runner get hit with a throw...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs beat Pirates on controversial no-call at second base (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Arizona Diamondbacks managed to split their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday with a walk-off win, but some will argue they didn’t earn it. With the game tied 2-2 in the 10th inning, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed broke up a would-be double play with his left hand. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Questionable judgement call costs the Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost a game in extra innings yesterday when a double play was broken up when Nick Ahmed threw up his arm and deflected a throw that might have been an inning ending double play. In the judgement of the umpires, the runner did not intentionally interfere with the play. I find that ruling a bit spurious.Here is the play:Your browser does not support iframes...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Show of hand: All but Pirates like Ahmed's slide

PHOENIX -- Nick Ahmed had two responsibilities on the final play Sunday -- stay at first base long enough not to get picked off and get to second quickly enough to disrupt a potential double play. He was 2-for-2. Ahmed helped the D-backs to the weirdest walk-off in franchise history when he was struck on the left forearm with a throw to break up a double play as Tuffy Gosewisch scored...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates get screwed in Arizona after umpires don’t call interference

Controversy was afoot once again in Phoenix on Sunday, and this isn’t a good look for second base umpire Lance Barrett. Andy Marte grounded into what looked like an inning-ending double play, but Jayson Nix’s throw hit Nick Ahmed in the hands as Ahmed slid into second. Barrett ruled the contact incidental instead of intentional, allowing the game-winning run to score. When you...
Via Bloguin Best
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Diamondbacks beat Pirates on controversial call

Controversy was afoot once again in Phoenix on Sunday, and this isn’t a good look for second base umpire Lance Barrett. Andy Marte grounded into what looked like an inning-ending double play, but Jayson Nix’s throw hit Nick Ahmed in the hands as Ahmed slid into second. Barrett ruled the contact incidental instead of intentional, allowing the game-winning run to score. When you...
Via The Outside Corner
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs beat Pirates on walk-off slide

PHOENIX -- Arizona runner Nick Ahmed put his arms up as he slid into second base and deflected a potential double play relay in the 10th inning Sunday, giving the Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates lingered on the field to argue with the umpires, to no avail. There was no video review of the final play. With runners at the corners and one out, Andy Marte...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs 7, Pirates 4

This is all that really needs to be said: Diamondbacks are going to win because of a 2-run error on a pitcher’s ground ball, a homer by Andy Marte, and a homer by Nick Ahmed. — Jim Rosati (@northsidenotch) August 1, 2014 Also, Oliver Perez got the win. Yes, that Oliver Perez. The 2-run error was a killer – bases loaded, 2 outs, pitcher up, and the dreaded ground ball to Pedro…and...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Not much more to say as Reds lose 2-1 in 15 innings

CINCINNATI -- Maybe Great American Ball Park isn't so small after all? The Reds played an extra six innings Monday night but for the 10th straight game, including fourth in a row at home, they failed to score more than three runs. Three runs at least would have been enough offense to get them a win as they lost for the ninth time in 10 games, 2-1 in 15 innings to Arizona. It was...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahmed sends Dbacks over Reds 2-1 in 15 innings

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long. Arizona is 13-0 all-time in games of at least 15 innings. Ahmed's single off J.J. Hoover (1-8) gave the Reds their ninth loss in 10 games since the All-Star break...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahmed sends D-backs past Reds in 15th

CINCINNATI -- Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long. Arizona is 13-0 all-time in games of at least 15 innings. Ahmed's single off J.J. Hoover (1-8) gave the Reds their ninth loss in 10 games since the All-Star break...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs system still well-stocked with pitching talent

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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