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  • Skaggs surprised he’s still with D-backs

    Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Skaggs received his first win in Spring Training against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, and he didn’t think he’d be around long enough to get one. “Honestly I didn’t expect to be here this long. I didn’t expect to be within 10 days of breaking camp, so I’m just gonna keep my fingers […]
  • Are Miguel Montero’s days as a D-back numbered?

    Back in February, the Arizona Diamondbacks came to terms on a one-year deal with catcher Miguel Montero that helped both sides avoid the arbitration process. That deal, reported to be worth around $5.9 million for the season, also was the result of the two sides failing to agree on terms of a long-term deal to […]
  • Despite line, Gibson happy with Miley’s day

    Despite what the numbers said in the boxscore, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was pleased with how one of his top pitching prospects threw Wednesday. In his longest stint of the spring, left-hander Wade Miley allowed 10 hits and 7 runs in 4.2 innings of work. Six of those runs crossed the plate in the fifth […]
  • ESPN’s Law: Justin Upton MLB’s top player by 2017

    Justin Upton’s ascent from high school phenom to All-Star right fielder has been bumpy at times, but as we enter the 2012 season, the right fielder has firmly established himself as one of baseball’s best young players. Just 24, Upton owns 91 career home runs, 296 RBI and a .277 batting average, along with 62 […]
  • D-backs ace Kennedy enjoys expectations

    The Diamondbacks are expected to contend for the NL West crown, and Ian Kennedy is expected to be every bit the ace he was last season in helping them. Pressure? Perhaps. But Kennedy thrives on it. “I like that, just the expectations on our team, like myself,” Kennedy told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf. […]
  • Kennedy efficient in penultimate spring start

    Diamondbacks number one starter Ian Kennedy looks like he’s ready to start the 2012 campaign where he left off last season. Kennedy threw seven efficient innings, allowing just one earned run and five hits while striking out 4 in a 3-2 Cactus League win over the Chicago Cubs Monday at Salt River Fields. “It was […]
  • New D-back Breslow touts his versatility

    The Diamondbacks acquired pitcher Craig Breslow to help out the bullpen, as the left-handed pitcher comes to town with a career 3.06 ERA. However, while many would figure the 31-year-old to be a left-handed specialist out of the ‘pen, Breslow thinks he can be so much more. “I think, through my career, my splits have […]
  • D-backs’ Collmenter just wants to pitch — a lot

    Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the number three starter in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation, Josh Collmenter. “I wanted to be a part and contribute,” Collmenter told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf about being one of the five starters. “I really liked what we started last year, and just being with those guys in the rotation, […]
  • SI writer unsure D-backs can repeat as NL West champs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are a good team that most have reaching the postseason for the second time in two years. However, it won’t be easy, and as Tom Verducci of the MLB Network and Sports Illustrated points out, it will be tough to hold off San Francisco for the NL West crown. “It seems to […]
  • D-backs’ Gibson announces pitching rotation

    All throughout spring training, there had been speculation and some mystery as to what Arizona Diamondbacks’ manager Kirk Gibson would do concerning his starting pitching rotation. Would it include a youngster like Tyler Skaggs, Patrick Corbin or Trevor Bauer? Would Josh Collmenter, an unlikely hero of the 2011 season, be left out in the cold […]
  • D-backs’ Collmenter continues his improvement

    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter has been improving as of late. Collmenter pitched a Cactus League-high five innings against the San Diego Padres Sunday. Despite losing 4-3, the right-handed pitcher had his best start so far this spring, giving up only five hits and a spring-low two runs, while walking two and striking out two. […]
  • Gibson ready for players to go the distance

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have 11 games left on the spring schedule and, up to this point, the starters have been getting the nod to leave the game and the ballpark early. But manager Kirk Gibson said that’s about to change. “You know I’m looking and doing my schedules this morning (Sunday), they have to start […]
  • Upton to ‘make it hail in the bleachers’

    Opening Day in Major League Baseball is right around the corner, and some of the game’s biggest stars are making some bold predictions about what they’ll do in the first game of the year. It’s all part of a new commercial that will air on MLB Network, ESPN and MLB.com leading up to Opening Day. […]
  • D-backs shuffle roster; Bauer to Double-A

    There had been some speculation that Trevor Bauer, one of the jewels of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system, would make the opening day roster. After all, Bauer is seasoned – he pitched three seasons at UCLA – and has enjoyed a productive Cactus League stint, going 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in four appearances. […]
  • Hall on Drew: Patience is paying off

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have been cautious in rehabbing shortstop Stephen Drew — and their patience seems to be paying dividends. Drew severely fractured his right ankle sliding into home plate last July and has been gradually increasing the intensity of his workouts. “He’s making great strides,” Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall told Arizona Sports […]
  • Diamondbacks farm system shows dramatic improvement

    What a difference a year can make. All the way back in 2011, Baseball America ranked the Diamondbacks’ farm system as the 22nd-best in all of baseball. Not good. Things are different now, though, as the same site ranks Arizona’s farm system fourth, behind only Texas, Kansas City and San Diego. The D-backs can attribute […]
  • Towers: Experience will benefit Goldschmidt

    Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has long had a supporter in General Manager Kevin Towers. “All you have to do is look at this kid’s history,” Towers told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Wednesday. “He’s nailed it at every single level. He came up here in a pennant race and did nothing but have […]
  • Towers: Corbin close to being Major League ready

    The talented plethora of Diamondbacks pitching prospects have lived up to the billing this spring, which has pleased General Manager Kevin Towers. “We’ve had a lot of our young kids really throw the ball well,” Towers told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf on Wednesday. “Pat Corbin was outstanding Tuesday against a good Giants club […]
  • D-backs notes: Hudson continues to pitch well

    Daniel Hudson pitched five scoreless innings Wednesday afternoon at Salt River Fields. He limited the Milwaukee Brewers to two hits while striking out four. He walked one. Hudson delivered a first pitch strike to 11 of the 17 batters faced. In four Cactus League starts, Hudson is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA (4 ER in […]
  • Gibson: ‘I feel like we’re the underdog’

    They are the defending National League West champions, winning 94 games — third-most in franchise history; yet, manager Kirk Gibson Wednesday called the Diamondbacks underdogs heading into the 2012 season. “That’s just the attitude you’ve got to take,” he explained. “You can’t take anything for granted. “I think we know we’re good,” Gibson continued. “But […]

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