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Ray keeping command issues in perspective

Robbie Ray wasn't pleased with his outing Tuesday in the D-backs' 6-5 loss to the Angels. The lefty starter gave up just two hits -- a pair of doubles to center field -- but he walked five, including one with the bases loaded. Ray keeps Spring Training results in perspective, however, and he's confident he'll be where he wants to be by his first regular-season start.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Diamondbacks Realigned Rotation Allows Greinke Time to Heal

Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke will not start the season’s first game for Arizona. While the headline may sound alarms for some, the D-backs don’t seem too concerned with their realigned rotation. In fact, quirks of the schedule could be used to the team’s advantage. Zack Greinke is...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

D-backs option Sherfy; reassign Feliz, Recker

The D-backs made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, including optioning No. 15 prospect Jimmie Sherfy to Triple-A Reno, reassigning veteran right-hander Neftali Feliz and catcher Anthony Recker to Minor League camp and releasing veteran left-hander Antonio Bastardo.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Diamondbacks release Antonio Bastardo

The Diamondbacks have released veteran lefty Antonio Bastardo, per a club announcement. He had inked a minors deal with the organization back in January. That move was one among several that give some shape to the club’s pitching plans for the 2018 season.Also departing MLB camp were righties Neftali Feliz and Jimmie Sherfy, the latter via optional assignment. Veteran position players...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greinke (groin) won't start D-backs' opener

Zack Greinke, who's dealing with groin tightness, won't be the opening-day starter for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Manager Torey Lovullo said he's not ready to name the starter for March 29.
2 days ago

Bracho, Shipley sent to Reno; Thole released

The D-backs trimmed their Major League camp roster Sunday, optioning right-handers Silvino Bracho and Braden Shipley to Triple-A Reno and reassigning right-hander Joey Krehbiel and outfielder Cesar Puello to Minor League camp. The club also released catcher Josh Thole.
Via Diamondbacks.com
3 days ago

NL West notes: D-backs bullpen, Giants prospect retires

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic breaks down the race for some open spots in the Diamondbacks’ bullpen, noting that minor league signee Fernando Salas has outperformed the rest of the competition in terms of pure results. The eight-year veteran has tossed 6 2/3 shutout frames with a 6-to-1 K/BB ratio this spring, though competitors Neftali Feliz, Michael Blazek and Rule 5 pickup...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury Notes: Cano, Delgado, White Sox, Finnegan

The latest updates on some injury situations around the game… Minor left hamstring tightness forced Robinson Cano out during the second inning of today’s Mariners/Reds game, and the second baseman will receive an MRI tomorrow.  Cano told reporters (including the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish) that he doesn’t believe the injury is serious, comparing it a hamstring issue from last season...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Godley’s curveball is ready for season to start

For a team’s rotation to perform as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ group of starters did in 2017, there’s usually a pitcher or two in there that performed way above expectation. Right-hander Zack Godley fits the bill in this particular instance.Arizona went from having the league’s second-worst rotation ERA in 2016 (a 5.19 mark) to producing the third-best mark (3.61) this past...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks will use bullpen car to speed up game, will other teams follow suit?

Major League Baseball has been exploring ways to speed up the game, and one particular team will be employing a creative strategy to help do so.The Arizona Diamondbacks plan to use a golf cart to essentially caddy relief pitchers from the bullpen to the mound, which is a pretty great idea. Not only that, the golf cart will sport a giant baseball cap, which is pretty cool.They’re...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks will be first team in 22 years to use bullpen car

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced the revival of a nostalgic relic from Major League Baseball’s halcyon days of yore: The bullpen cart. It has been over two decades since a team last used a bullpen cart, when the Milwaukee Brewers stopped using a version — a Harley-Davidson outfitted with a sidecar — in 1995. “I think it wore out its welcome,” Diamondbacks president and CEO...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks will be first team in 22 years to use bullpen car

The Arizona Diamondbacks are bringing back an old baseball tradition in 2018, and it will allow them to generate some revenue in addition to making fans feel nostalgic.On Tuesday, the Diamondbacks revealed that they will be using a golf cart outfitted with a giant baseball cap to bring in relief pitchers from the bullpen. The Cleveland Indians were the first to use a bullpen car...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Add Jarrod Dyson and Steven Souza Jr.

As the Arizona Diamondbacks began their first week of full-team spring training workouts, the players had been optimistic of a reunion with their former teammate J.D. Martinez. Probably a combination of coincidence and hopefulness, the locker positioned between numbers 27 and 30 was left empty in the Salt Rivers clubhouse. Martinez, of course, wore number 28 for the Dbacks last season...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks acquire OF Steven Souza from Rays in three-way trade

J.D. Martinez is now signed with the Boston Red Sox, so the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking elsewhere to strengthen the outfield. In a three-team trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees, Arizona has reportedly acquired outfielder Steven Souza. The Yankees also gave up prospects Nick Solak (Rays) and Tyler Widener (Diamondbacks) in the deal.Souza is coming off of a career...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox react to JD Martinez rumors on Twitter

It sure seems like JD Martinez is headed to Boston, as the whispers have linked the two since Winter Meetings.Not only that, it was reported on Monday that Martinez and the team have agreed on a five-year, $110 million deal. While nothing has been confirmed by the team at this time, they did use their Twitter account to react to the rumors — indicating that they’re keeping watch...
Via The Sports Daily
February 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks to begin using humidor at Chase Field

You can expect to see a decrease in home runs at Chase Field in 2018.The Arizona Diamondbacks will begin using a humidor to store baseballs for home games, the team’s GM confirmed on Tuesday, according to the Arizona Republic.A humidor is a climate-controlled chamber that helps a baseball absorb water and therefore makes it less bouncy off the bat.The Colorado Rockies began using...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: D-backs exploring ‘creative’ ways to bring back Martinez

One of the many top free agents still available ahead of the 2018 MLB season is J.D. Martinez. A new report is suggesting that the Arizona Diamondbacks — with whom Martinez finished the 2017 season — are looking at “creative” ways to bring him back.The Diamondbacks know that they can’t match the total numbers of a team like the Boston Red Sox, who are also vying for Martinez. Boston...
Via Sportsnaut
February 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Boras met with D-Backs over J.D. Martinez

Yu Darvish is off the board, but MLB’s offseason continues to move at a slow pace. So once again, super-agent Scott Boras is taking matters into his own hands. Arguably the biggest slugger on the market, his client J.D. Martinez is still without a home. He has been linked to the Boston Red Sox all offseason, but nothing has happened yet.Now reports indicate that Boras has met with...
Via The Sports Post
February 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas finds himself in a bit of trouble with authorities after being pulled over driving his 2015 Mercedes 150 mph on a Valley freeway early Thursday morning.Tomas, 27, was arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding.According to KTAR News in Arizona, Tomas was booked into jail and his car was impounded. The details of the arrest are...
Via Sportsnaut
January 18, 2018  |  Discuss

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