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  • Diamondbacks and Kelly Johnson avoid arbitration

    The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with infielder Kelly Johnson on Tuesday. The two sides agreed on a one-year contract according to team General Manager Kevin Towers. The 28-year-old Johnson his .284 with 93 runs, 26 home runs and 71 RBI in 154 games last season. His home run and RBI totals were career highs and […]
  • D-backs discuss new spring training home

    Following their first practice of spring training Monday, several Diamondbacks players said they were pleased with their new spring home in Scottsdale. This is the Diamondbacks first season at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick after leaving their long-time spring training location in Tucson after the 2010 season. “Tucson was nice as well but obviously […]
  • D-backs report to first workout of spring

    Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers reported to their first workout of the spring Monday. Using the new Salt River Fields training facility for the first time, the players competing for starting rotation spots experienced an intense start. “You’re never ready for your first day,” pitcher Barry Enright said. “They tell us to go out to […]
  • D-backs announce World Series tenth anniversary weekend

    When the San Diego Padres visit Chase Field Sept. 9-11, the games will be anything but ordinary for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The club announced they will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their World Series victory over the New York Yankees during the “2001 World Championship Reunion Weekend” event. The Sept. 9 game will feature […]
  • Ultimate Arizona Sports Fantasy Draft – Arizona Diamondbacks

    This week the NHL will partake in its first ever All-Star Game Fantasy Draft. The draft, much like those that take place on playgrounds around the world on a daily basis, will pit team captains Niklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal against each other while they select who their teammates for the game will be from […]
  • 2011 Diamondbacks Pitching Rotation Preview

    Following a season of disappointing play from the pitchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks, several moves were made in the off-season to bring in pitchers to bolster the rotation while developing others already on the roster. After the addition of Armando Galarraga on Monday, here is a projection of who could make-up the 2011 starting rotation: […]
  • D-backs reacquire pitcher Micah Owings

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed pitcher Micah Owings and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. Owings, 28, has been with the Cincinnati Reds for the past two seasons since the Diamondbacks traded him to the club for Adam Dunn and cash considerations in 2008. He […]
  • D-backs acquire RHP Armando Galarraga

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Armando Galarraga from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor league pitchers Kevin Eichhorn and Ryan Robowski. “We are excited about the opportunity to acquire a pitcher of Armando Galarraga’s ability a few weeks before the start of Spring Training,” D-backs’ Executive Vice […]
  • D-backs avoid arbitration with Drew and Saunders

    PHOENIX- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that the club has avoided arbitration and agreed to terms with both left-handed starting pitcher Joe Sauders and shortstop Stephen Drew, according to team General Manager Kevin Towers. Saunders, 29, agreed to a one-year contract worth $5.5 million according to Sport 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro. The pitcher finished last […]
  • Gibson looks to change Diamondbacks culture

    It’s amazing how seven letters can change things drastically. Just ask Kirk Gibson. Over the Arizona Diamondbacks offseason he lost the word interim from his title and became the official manager of the team. Losing those seven letters put the pressure of turning around the franchise squarely on his shoulders. The former big leaguer relishes […]
  • Reynolds not bitter about trade to Orioles

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled since their improbable run to the 2007 National League Championship series. After two seasons with 90-plus losses, it became abundantly clear that it was time for change. That change started in the front office with the hiring of general manager Kevin Towers. It didn’t start on the field until Towers […]
  • D-backs accomplish goals at Winter Meetings

    The Arizona Diamondbacks were due for a makeover after back-to-back seasons with more than 90 losses. That process began this week during Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings. General Manager Kevin Towers’ “Extreme Home Team Makeover” included trading Mark Reynolds, finding his replacement at third, signing a closer, and adding two other relievers. After the Winter […]
  • Towers isn’t about winning the press conference

    Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers doesn’t try to ‘win the press conference’. He tries to win on the field. That much was evident in his first big deal since moving to the desert. Many fans weren’t happy about Towers’ decision to deal the power hitting Mark Reynolds. Their reasoning? They only got two relief […]
  • Diamondbacks acquire Zack Duke from Pittsburgh

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have acquired left-handed pitcher Zach Duke from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later. Duke has been with the Pirates for all five of his Major League seasons after being drafted in the 20th round of the 2001 MLB draft by Pittsburgh. Duke […]