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  • Trevor Bauer shines in first Spring Training start

    Diamondbacks’ phenom Trevor Bauer stole the spotlight at Salt River Fields Saturday in his first Spring Training start. The D-backs and Rockies game finished in a 1-1 tie after 10 innings. The former UCLA product tossed the first two innings and threw 21 pitches, 14 of which were strikes. More impressively, he threw a first […]
  • Diamondbacks agree to terms with 15 players

    It looks like some Arizona Diamondbacks players will be sticking around for a bit longer. In a Saturday press release, the organization announced that it had reached an agreement with 15 pre-arbitration players to renew their contracts. Some notable players who signed are starting pitchers Daniel Hudson, Josh Collmenter and Ian Kennedy, along with Gold […]
  • Skaggs won’t go in Cactus League opener

    Those Arizona Diamondbacks fans who were excited to see one of the team’s top prospects pitch in the team’s Cactus League opener against Colorado will have to wait a little longer. Tyler Skaggs, ranked by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the Diamondbacks’ organization, is being held out of his first scheduled Cactus League […]
  • Diamondbacks searching for another catcher

    All-Star catcher Miguel Montero will be with the Diamondbacks — for this season, at least — but in general, catcher is the D-backs’ weakest position. Sure, veteran Henry Blanco is a capable backup, but if Montero were to go down with an injury there really isn’t anyone in the organization who can be counted on […]
  • Stephen Drew not close to being ready

    Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew is making headway in his comeback from a fractured right ankle injury that abruptly ended his 2011 campaign, but don’t expect to see him playing in Spring Training games anytime soon. “He took ground balls again,” D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. “He’s progressing, but he’s a long way off. I mean, […]
  • ESPN: Ryan Roberts is a weakness for D-backs

    Ryan Roberts won over Diamondbacks fans with his fire and hustle in 2011. A career journeyman, Roberts posted a .249 batting average with 19 home runs, 65 RBI, 86 runs scored and 18 stolen bases, and was the primary third baseman for the NL West champs. Filling that role again in 2012, though, could prove […]
  • D-backs veterans abundant on bench, willing to help

    The Arizona Diamondbacks roster has many key players still in the early part of their careers. Justin Upton, Paul Goldschmidt, Daniel Hudson and Gerardo Parra are all 24, and the average age on the entire roster is 28. But as good as they were last year, the youngsters still need guidance, and a few veterans […]
  • Will we see Trevor Bauer in the big leagues in ’12?

    Last June, the Arizona Diamondbacks invested their 3rd overall selection in the First Year Player Draft in UCLA hurler Trevor Bauer. This March, their fans will get a chance to see if the reigning Golden Spikes Award winner will wear the Sedona Red of the Diamondbacks this season. Bauer is on the D-backs’ 40-man roster […]
  • Kennedy proved he belongs, still wants to improve

    Entering the 2011 season, Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy had won a grand total of 10 major league games. He went on to win an NL-best 21 that season. Kennedy posted Cy Young-caliber numbers, finishing with a 2.88 ERA and 198 strikeouts to go along with all those wins. The transformation from decent pitcher to staff […]
  • Miguel Montero’s contract talks shelved for season

    It looks like the much discussed long-term contract for Arizona Diamondbacks’ All-Star catcher Miguel Montero will have to wait. “We weren’t able to find any common ground,” D-backs general manager Kevin Towers announced at Salt River Fields Wednesday. “It was a good process, these things happen in baseball. That doesn’t mean it’s the end of […]
  • Dave’s Diamond Blog: Day 2 of our time with the D-backs

    Day 2 of our time with the D-backs at Salt River Fields was spent talking about Day 1. Apparently our chat with Daniel Hudson moved the meter just a little bit. The D- backs starter told The Burns and Gambo Show Monday that he will defend Justin Upton if necessary. “If it’s a starting pitcher, […]
  • Chris Young focused on improving at the plate

    After five-plus big league seasons, D-backs center fielder Chris Young has been lauded as one of the elite defenders in Major League Baseball. His range, speed and glove have long elicited praise and accolades from his teammates and peers. As Young enters the 2012 season, his focus will be on improving at the plate and […]
  • Putz: Wild pitches expected with Upton

    Arizona Diamondback Justin Upton was hit 19 times last season, the most in the National League. But while most of the pitches could have seemed intentional, closer J.J. Putz knows it’s just a common mistake. “You’ve got to remember one thing: Justin Upton is a tremendous talent, and he’s a big power guy,” Putz told […]
  • Gibson tells team: ‘Play the game the right way’

    Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson sparked a firestorm on Monday when talking to Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo about defending his teammate Justin Upton. “If it’s a starting pitcher, remember, he’s got to hit. They either have to hit their spots, or they better expect something in return.” Tuesday, manager Kirk Gibson was asked about […]
  • Bloomquist almost a Giant, but wants to retire a D-back

    Willie Bloomquist started the offseason with the idea that he was going negotiate a new deal to stay with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But that plan nearly ended up with the veteran leaving town. “It was an interesting offseason, to say the least,” Bloomquist told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “There was a lot of […]