ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS NEWS

Kluber pitches well, Diamondbacks top Indians

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians' 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks. In a matchup between pitchers set to start on opening day, Kluber gave up one run and six hits. The AL Cy Young Award winner walked two. Collmenter threw three...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kluber, Collmenter pitch well, Diamondbacks top Indians

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians' 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks. In a matchup between pitchers set to start on opening day, Kluber gave up one run and six hits. The AL Cy Young Award winner walked two. Collmenter threw three...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs' Bradley sharp, Angels' Wilson roughed up

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona rookie Archie Bradley pitched five solid innings while C.J. Wilson struggled as the split-squad Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Friday. Bradley, a candidate to make the rotation out of spring, lowered his spring ERA to 2.20 after allowing one run and six hits. Bradley was the Diamondbacks' top pick in the 2011 draft. He made his third spring...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona trying to bounce back from dismal 2014 season

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona's desert overhaul began last summer with the hire of Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer. More hires followed: Dave Stewart as general manager, Joe Carter and De Jon Watson to front-office positions, Chip Hale as the new manager. Now that the brain trust is in place, it's time to see what the new-look Diamondbacks can do on the field. ''I don't have a crystal...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks will spend the 2015 season looking to get out of the cellar in the National League West. If not the N.L. West then the goal should be to get out of the cellar of Major League Baseball,. Arizona finished last season with the league’s worst record. While injuries played a factor in the Diamondbacks success, a loaded National League West which was strengthened...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bard Passes D'backs to "B" game Victory

The Diamondbacks parlayed four walks and three run-scoring singles into a five-run 9th inning, rallying to defeat the Cubs 5-1 in Cactus League "B" game action this morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. Kyle Hendricks got the start for the Cubs and was masterful, tossing five innings of one-hit shutout ball (55 pitches - 37 strikes, 7/5 GO/FO), allowing no walks, while striking out...
Via Cub Reporter
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

Predictions are just that: predictions. I recently did previews of the Athletics, Giants and Orioles — three 2014 playoff teams. Now I am about to say that a team that will finish 2015 with more wins than all three … is the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks finished 64-98 last season and fired GM Kevin Towers and eventually manager Kirk Gibson. Tony La Russa joined the...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas homers in Diamondbacks' 7-4 loss to Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Yasmany Tomas hit a three-homer in the sixth inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 7-4 spring loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. Tomas connected against reliever Chin-hui Tsao , tying it at 4, and finished with three hits. It was the second spring homer for Tomas, a third baseman and outfielder from Cuba who agreed to a $68.5-million contract, six-year...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

In 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games and the NL West division crown before falling just short in the division series. They looked like a team on the rise with a roster full of young, exciting players set to come into their primes together. Fast forward three seasons later and the D-backs haven’t won more than 81 games since, capped off by last year’s 98-loss nightmare...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

In 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games and the NL West division crown before falling just short in the division series. They looked like a team on the rise with a roster full of young, exciting players set to come into their primes together. Fast forward three seasons later and the D-backs haven’t won more than 81 games since, capped off by last year’s 98-loss nightmare...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks don’t plan to trade Mark Trumbo

The Arizona Diamondbacks currently have a logjam in the outfield with opening day on the horizon. Heading into the season, A.J. Pollock is at center field, Mark Trumbo is at right field, David Peralta and Yasmany Tomas are competing for the spot in left field. The team also feels very good about Ender Inciarte and Cody Ross as well. Many believe that the Diamondbacks will...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trumbo gets 3 hits as Bradley, D-Backs top Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Mark Trumbo went 3 for 3 with a double and drove in two runs, leading Archie Bradley and the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 7-5 Saturday. Bradley, a highly touted prospect for years, gave up two unearned runs and five hits four innings. He walked none and struck out three. Bradley still is a candidate for a spot in the rotation, manager Chip Hale...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braun homers, Brewers beat Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ryan Braun got his first homer and second hit of the spring, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Friday. Braun, who came into the game hitting .071 (1 for 13) and was hitless until Thursday, walked twice against Arizona starter Trevor Cahill before connecting on a 2-2 pitch from reliever Vidal Nuno down the left field line for the homer. Aramis...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braun hits first homer, Brewers top Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Braun got his first homer and second hit of the spring, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Friday. Braun, who came into the game hitting .071 (1 for 13) and was hitless until Thursday, walked twice against Arizona starter Trevor Cahill before connecting on a 2-2 pitch from reliever Vidal Nuno down the left field line for the homer. Aramis...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Addison Reed and His Potential Replacement

View image | gettyimages.com This post was written by Rich Migliorisi exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com. Playing the closer game has much to do with avoiding the wrong pitchers as it does picking the right ones. Heading into the 2014 season, I discussed Addison Reed’s injury risk. And despite those red flags, he managed to stay healthy and collect 32 saves. Showing me up...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a disastrous 2014 season that saw them finish with a 64-98 record and resulted in the firing of Kirk Gibson. New chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa has assembled his own hand-picked crew to pilot the Diamondbacks into the future. Dave Stewart is now the general manager and Chip Hale will be calling the shots from the dugout. The question...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings: Which Team Has the Most Talented Rotation?

30. Arizona Diamondbacks View image | gettyimages.com Projected 2015 Starting Rotation 1. Josh Collmenter 2. Jeremy Hellickson 3. Chase Anderson 4. Rubby De La Rosa 5. Allen Webster/Trevor Cahill Arizona enters the 2015 MLB season with the worst rotation in the entire league, and it’s not hard to see why. While Josh Collmenter has had a solid career so far, it’s rather...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Delgado, Rodon making bids for D-backs, White Sox rotation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona's Randall Delgado gave up a run for the first time this spring in another otherwise strong outing for the Diamondbacks in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday. Chicago's Carlos Rodon settled down after control issues in the first inning for the White Sox. Both pitchers are making bids for a spot in their teams' rotation. Delgado allowed...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: D-backs' Tomas to start in outfield Monday

The Diamondbacks are keeping their options open with Cuban free-agent signee Yasmany Tomas. Tomas has played third base so far this spring, but will get his first start in right field on Monday. Tomas' defense at the hot corner has "drawn mixed reviews" so far according to the D-backs' website, while manager Chip Hale says prospect Jake Lamb is showing that "he's a possible Gold...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Wait until next year? Or maybe year after?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- I look at the Arizona Diamondbacks and see a team with only two starting pitchers set, only three positions decided, questions bubbling all over the roster. Manager Chip Hale doesn't seem worried, saying everything will sort itself out. General manager Dave Stewart definitely isn't worried, saying the team's choices are good. This early in spring training, I...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson, Trumbo lead D-backs over Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mark Trumbo had a two-run single and Chase Anderson took a step toward securing a spot in Arizona's rotation as the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in game between split squads Saturday night. Anderson scattered six hits and allowed two runs over four innings, the longest stint by a Diamondbacks' starter this spring. The Diamondbacks scored...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Split-squad Indians rough up Diamondbacks' Jeremy Hellickson

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Jason Kipnis doubled twice, and Jose Ramirez and Michael Bourn showed some power to rough up Jeremy Hellickson and the split-squad Cleveland Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Friday. Hellickson, slated for the Diamondbacks' rotation, failed to complete the second inning. He came to Arizona in a trade with Tampa Bay in November. Brett Hayes piled on...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview and Prediction

The Diamondbacks are rebooting, and it is hard to blame them. The wall-to-wall changes began with the hiring of Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the Krispy Kreme Donut Dog created by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (PHOTO)

It was only a week ago that the Arizona Diamondbacks unleashed the Churro Dog upon its baseball loving fans. Not to be outdone, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a Class A affiliate of the Royals, unveiled their own version of the sweetened ballpark favorite —  the Krispy Kreme donut hot dog. The gut-busting hot dog is topped with raspberry jam, sprinkled with bacon and nestled...
Via The Other Paper
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #3: Paul Goldschmidt | 1B | ARI

If you are lucky enough to have a top three pick in your draft you sure can’t go wrong with taking Paul Goldschmidt — unless, of course, you have the first overall pick. For me Mike Trout remains the clear cut number one and the only real debate is whether or not to go with Goldschmidt or Andrew McCutchen. However, if you take position out of the equation, the clear-cut choice...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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