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  • Diamondbacks add Branyan to 40-man roster

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have selected the contract of infielder Russell Branyan, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers. The move brings the D-backs’ roster to 40 players. The Diamondbacks had to add Branyan to the 40-man roster on Friday, otherwise, he had the right to ask […]
  • D-backs’ Roberts moonlights as tattoo artist

    Ryan Roberts may be tattooing the ball with his bat this spring for the Arizona Diamondbacks, hitting at a .512 clip in Cactus League play, but it’s the work he’s doing with a needle off the field that he may be most proud of. The D-backs infielder joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash and […]
  • D-backs’ bullpen catcher will eat anything, literally.

    It’s no secret that the sport of baseball and those that play or coach it have some very, very odd superstitions and habits. We just didn’t realize things could get this odd. According to the Wall Street Journal, Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen catcher Jeff Motuzas, who’s been with the team since it’s inception in 1998, possibly […]
  • Saunders belongs in Diamondbacks rotation

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are still trying to fill out their starting rotation, but they should only be looking for one more pitcher. Despite his Spring Training struggles, Joe Saunders should be named to Arizona’s starting rotation. He is the only proven veteran commodity in the mix for a rotation spot. Surprisingly, manager Kirk […]
  • D-backs, Dodgers play for Tucson shooting victims

    Friday's spring training game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers at Tucson Electric Park will raise money for victims of the January mass shooting in Tucson.
  • Diamondbacks position battles still up for grabs

    PHOENIX – With only ten days left in Spring Training, the Arizona Diamondbacks are still trying to decide who the team will trot out on the field for Opening Day. Probably the position most up for grabs remains first base with Brandon Allen, non-roster invitee Russell Branyan and offseason addition Juan Miranda all still in […]
  • Defense and pitching costing Diamondbacks

    At the beginning of Cactus League play Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson laid out in simple terms the most important factors in whether his team will succeed or fail this season. “Our team is going to have to pitch and defend,” Gibson said. “That’s going to be our key.” With only 10 days left in […]
  • Diamondbacks rotation starting to take shape

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks starting rotation became a little clearer on Tuesday. Manager Kirk Gibson named Barry Enright as the team’s number three starter to start the season. “He’s pitched great and done everything we’ve asked. He’s earned a spot to start the season,” said Gibson. For Enright, being named to the rotation was […]
  • D-backs make spring roster moves

    The Diamondbacks made several roster moves Monday as the team continues getting ready for the regular season. Catchers Konrad Schmidt and John Hester were sent to the D-backs’ Triple-A affiliate in Reno while pitchers Micah Owings and Brian Sweeney were assigned to minor league camp, according to a release from the team. Outfielder Wily Mo […]
  • Diamondbacks tab Kennedy as Opening Day starter

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have named Ian Kennedy to be the team’s Opening Day starter on April 1st against the Colorado Rockies. “Just looking at what he did last year and the way he’s throwing the ball and where he’s at, he was the guy,” said manager Kirk Gibson on Tuesday. The right-hander, in […]
  • Ten D-back questions at Spring Training: Part 4

    Over the next four weeks, I will examine what the biggest question marks are surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks as they head into the regular season. Check out the questions that were asked last week. 9. Can anybody in the bullpen get people out? The Diamondbacks had one of the worst bullpens in the history of […]
  • Ten D-back questions at Spring Training: Part 3

    Over the next four weeks, I will examine what the biggest question marks are surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks as they head into the regular season. Check out the questions that were asked last week. 6. Can Hudson and Enright handle a full season in the Major Leagues? Daniel Hudson and Barry Enright showed flashes of […]
  • Third base coach Matt Williams sidelined after breaking foot

    Coaching from third base doesn’t seem to be keeping Arizona Diamondbacks’ Matt Williams any healthier than during the days he protected the base as a player. The third base coach sustained a broken right foot after being hit with a ball at batting practice on Monday and could miss two-to-three weeks, putting his coaching abilities […]
  • Kelly Johnson is Brian Sweeney, Brian Sweeney is Kelly Johnson

    If most people forget something essential on their way to work they can just head back home and pick it up. That’s not exactly something a Major League Baseball player can do in spring training when the team bus is on the way to an opponents ballpark. That’s a lesson Diamondbacks second baseman Kelly Johnson […]
  • Ten D-back questions at Spring Training: Part 2

    Over the next four weeks, I will examine what the biggest question marks are surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks as they head into the regular season. Check out the questions that were asked last week. 3. Can the veterans bring some valuable experience and grit? There’s no doubt that the D-backs front office mismanaged the young […]