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  • Gibson preaching defense to Goldschmidt

    Nobody questions the offensive power of Paul Goldschmidt. The first baseman crushed a grand slam over the left field wall in the Diamondbacks’ win over the Cubs Thursday at Hohokam Park. But manager Kirk Gibson is preaching the importance of playing strong, fundamental defense to his young player. “I told him it’s defense number one, […]
  • Gibson remains confident in ‘talented’ team

    Spring Training hasn’t gone according to plan for the defending NL West champion Arizona Diamondbacks. Many teams don’t put stock in the wins or losses, but instead the readiness of their players for the grind of a taxing regular season. The D-backs didn’t expect to drop nine of their first 13 Cactus League games this […]
  • Gibson will continue to evaluate prospects

    The D-backs made their first round of cuts Thursday, in an effort to trim their roster and get players in camp more consistent appearances. Meanwhile, the club’s buzzworthy pitching prospects remain in camp. “We’ve kept Skaggs and Bauer and Corbin and Brewer — which are mostly starting pitchers,” D-backs manager Kirk Gibson explained. “So we […]
  • Diamondbacks make roster moves

    As spring training continues to roll along the Arizona Diamondbacks — like every other team — will have to start trimming their roster. That process began Thursday with the announcement of 12 roster moves. The club optioned pitchers Johathan Albaladejo, Joe Martinez and Zach Kroenke, as well as outfielder Cole Gillespie and catcher Konrad Schmidt […]
  • Collmenter glad to be back on mound

    Arizona Diamondbacks’ right-hander Josh Collmenter got back on the mound Wednesday night after missing his last Cactus League start with forearm soreness. The 26-year-old threw two innings in his first spring action since March 3, and gave up 3 runs and 3 hits in a 7-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields. […]
  • D-backs’ young arms impressive in loss

    It’s becoming almost a daily theme this spring with the Arizona Diamondbacks — a young pitcher impresses early in a Cactus League loss. Wednesday, it was two young pitchers who impressed. Lefty Patrick Corbin started and hurled three scoreless innings while striking out 3 and Trevor Bauer came out of the bullpen to fan 3 […]
  • Gibson cautious of changing Bauer ‘s routine

    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson looks at Trevor Bauer as a starting pitcher, and he’ll stay in that position—for now. Gibson told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo a key reason he wants keep Bauer as a starter is because of his extensive warm-up routine. “Trevor Bauer has such a unique way he gets ready. He’s […]
  • Bauer’s routine could affect usage with the Diamondbacks

    Trevor Bauer should be a starter in the Major Leagues at some point in his career, but what if he needs to come out of the bullpen? Can Bauer’s routine translate to a role as a reliever? “I don’t see how it would be a problem; I’m not exactly sure what they came up with,” […]
  • D-backs’ Drew inching towards return

    Stephen Drew has not played in a major league game since breaking his right ankle on July 20, 2011. Though he’s not expected to return by Opening Day this season, he’s getting closer. Much closer. “He had a really good day [Monday],” D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. “I think we’re going to push him pretty […]
  • D-backs starter Saunders leaves game after taking line drive off leg

    Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders took a line drive off his left leg in Monday’s game against the Indians. Saunders retrieved the ball, which was hit by Indians catcher Carlos Santana, but was credited with a throwing error after firing it past first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Saunders threw a pair of warmup pitches after the play, […]
  • Diamondbacks filling up Salt River Fields

    Fans are coming out in droves to see the Arizona Diamondbacks. According to the team, the D-backs have drawn 41,677 fans to their first four home games at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, with two of those games being sellouts. The team set a stadium record with 12,546 fans on March 4th, and is averaging […]
  • D-backs’ Kennedy struggles vs. Seattle

    Diamondbacks’ ace Ian Kennedy got his second spring training start Saturday night, and much like his first outing, he struggled. Kennedy allowed 2 runs in each of the first two innings before settling down in the 3rd during a 7-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Salt River Fields. Kennedy allowed 6 hits and 4 […]
  • D-backs’ Putz sees first Cactus League action

    Diamondbacks’ closer J.J. Putz made his first appearance of the spring against the Seattle Mariners and gave up a run on two hits in Arizona’s 8-5 win in Peoria. “Felt good warming up. I went out there and pretty much accomplished everything I wanted to do and get out of there with a good feel,” […]
  • D-backs’ Bauer gets win, but isn’t 100% pleased

    Trevor Bauer made his second Cactus League start Friday, allowing two runs on four hits in the Diamondbacks’ 8-5 win over the Seattle Mariners in at Peoria Sports Complex. Bauer struck out two batters and threw 30 strikes in his 44 pitches during a three-inning stint, but he wasn’t pleased with the strikes he did […]
  • Gibson not sure what’s wrong with team

    Coming off winning the National League West and keeping most of the team, the Diamondbacks expectations are different this year, including in Spring Training. However, the game results are eerily similar to last year’s exhibition games. The D-backs are 1-4-1 in the Cactus League and most of the losses are blowouts. Arizona suffered a 11-1 […]