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  • Allen still waiting for his chance to shine

    PHOENIX – When Brandon Allen was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in 2009, he was expected to one day become the Diamondbacks starting first baseman. He is still waiting for his chance. Arizona finalized its 25-man roster on Wednesday with Allen being one of the last cuts despite having a solid spring training. He […]
  • At 0-0 it’s time for Diamondbacks to go to work

    The theme was obvious. The Arizona Diamondbacks, following their final tune-up game before the regular season begins, tended to share a similar outlook when it came to judging what Spring Training meant in regards to their season’s prospects. “It doesn’t really matter what happened before [Wednesday], starting Friday it’s a clean slate and everybody’s very […]
  • D-backs shouldn’t expect much from Branyan

    PHOENIX – Maybe the best player for the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training has been new addition Russell Branyan. One of the team’s biggest holes is first base, so naturally many have gotten excited that Branyan, after swinging such a hot bat, could be the answer at that position or at least used in a […]
  • Diamondbacks finalize 25-man roster

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a number of roster moves today to complete their 25-man roster prior to Friday’s Opening Day game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. To complete the Opening Day roster, the D-backs outrighted infielder Tony Abreu to Triple-A Reno and optioned infielder Brandon Allen and right-handed pitcher Esmerling Vasquez to […]
  • Bullpen concerns D-backs heading into season opener

    After a dismal spring training, the Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves with more concerns than anticipated going into Opening Day. The biggest one hasn’t changed since last season. It’s still pitching. “My concern is the bullpen,” said D-backs color analyst Tom Candiotti on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf. “The back of the bullpen is what […]
  • How long until the Arizona Diamondbacks are good?

    “That is not a good big league club.” That was the assessment of the Arizona Diamondbacks offered up by ESPN’s Keith Law as a guest on with Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Monday. It’s a point of view that D-backs manager Kirk Gibson is aware exists and one that he doesn’t seem to completely […]
  • D-backs pitching still a huge question mark

    The Diamondbacks have officially settled on their pitching rotation for this season, but settled is completely relative to a group that underwhelmed during spring training. Right-hander Ian Kennedy is expected to start Opening Day for the D-backs and will be followed in the rotation by Daniel Hudson, Joe Saunders, Barry Enright and Armando Galarraga. Galarraga […]
  • Chase Field upgraded for 2011 baseball season

    The Diamondbacks announced several additional cosmetic changes to Chase Field Monday to prepare for the 2011 MLB season along with the All-Star events coming to Phoenix this summer. The retractable roof of the stadium was resurfaced over the spring and two 170-by-45 foot Chase Field logos will be applied to the roof panels over the […]
  • D-backs look to impress early to avoid fan disappointment

    With spring training wrapping up and an important season on the horizon, the Arizona Diamondbacks are ready to bounce back on the field and in the hearts of fans. It’s apparent that, with the crop of new players as well as the coaching and organizational changes, last season is in the rearview mirror. “I really […]
  • Saunders, Galarraga to round out D-backs rotation

    According to Fox Sports Arizona’s Jack Magruder, the Arizona Diamondbacks have settled on the back end of their starting rotation (emphasis on settled). Righty Armando Galarraga will be the fifth starter for the D-backs while right hander Aaron Heilman will return to the bullpen. Galarraga didn’t exactly shutdown opponents this spring posting a 7.36 ERA […]
  • 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.