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  • Franchise face Upton ready for new season

    After weathering trade rumors, injuries and an underachieving 2010 season, Justin Upton has emerged as the face of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Upton, 23, joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash show Wednesday to discuss his role as one of the now longest tenured D-backs in the clubhouse. Many of his former teammates fell victim to […]
  • Russell Branyan ready for new start

    Russell Branyan has spent the majority of his career as a journeyman, playing for eight teams in 12 seasons and never finding a true home. However, the now 35-year-old Branyan hopes his ninth stop in Arizona will be more permanent as a veteran presence on a young Diamondbacks team. He joined the Sports 620 KTAR’s […]
  • Young and Johnson bring determined mindset into spring training

    While spring training signals the end of the offseason for all players, Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young and second baseman Kelly Johnson acknowledge that a determined mindset is the most important thing to bring with them to Salt River Fields. “I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter what kind of year you had last year,” […]
  • Diamondbacks trying to capture a winning attitude

    PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks leadership wants to cultivate a winning attitude on the team for the 2011 season. Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall says that it’s important for the team to find its swagger in spring training because he expects the team to be in the race for the NL West crown at the end of […]
  • D-backs manager Gibson on line-up, team chemistry

    The Arizona Diamondbacks position players reported to spring training Friday in preparation for their first full squad workout scheduled for Saturday. It will be the team’s first workout since undergoing a roster overhaul in the offseason. The workouts this spring will help manager Kirk Gibson determine both his batting order and pitching rotation. He said […]
  • D-backs playing at Kino Stadium for charitable cause

    TUCSON – The Arizona Diamondbacks are returning to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, formerly Tucson Electric Park, in Tucson, with proceeds going to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox are playing Monday, March 7th, at 1:05 p.m. with gates opening at 11:00 a.m. Pima County, the Chicago White Sox and […]
  • D-backs sign infielder Russel Branyan

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and General Manager Kevin Towers announced Thursday that the club agreed to a minor contract with infielder Russel Branyan and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. Branyan, 36, hit .237 with 47 runs, 25 home runs and 57 RBI in 109 games for the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners […]
  • D-backs executives look forward to new season

    Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers and president and CEO Derrick Hall said Wednesday they are ready to put a disappointing last season behind them and are looking forward to a new team and a new year. Both executives joined KTAR 620’s Doug and Wolf, speaking on topics ranging from the improvement of the bullpen to […]
  • Kelly Johnson reports to spring training

    Diamondbacks second-baseman Kelly Johnson reported to spring training Wednesday after avoiding arbitration and reaching a one-year, $5.85 million deal Tuesday. Johnson, 28, said his focus from now on is to win games this season with the contract business out of the way. “It’s no different than anybody else’s deal, free agency or whatever. It’s just […]
  • D-backs Spring Training Report: Owings showing value early

    Scottsdale – The Diamondbacks had their second spring workout on Tuesday and a familiar face is already starting to make an impression that could lead to a roster spot. Micah Owings returned to the Diamondbacks in the offseason and could find himself being used in a variety of positions this season for the team. Owings […]
  • 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 […]

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