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Eduardo Escobar tries to make weekly appearances to community events including trips to the Diamond...
Brady Vernon | Cronkite News

At bat for kids: Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Escobar driven to give back

After a challenging upbringing in Venezuela Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar committed to giving back to Arizona community.
3 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler fires one of his submarine pitches while saving the Diamon...
Ben Leibowitz | Cronkite News

Trade deadline additions position D-backs with depth for postseason push

Despite not making any blockbuster moves, the Arizona Diamondbacks were busy at the 2018 trade deadline. What do those moves mean going forward?
4 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt reacts after striking out against Colorado Rockies starting ...
Ben Leibowitz | Cronkite News

Absolute power: Strikeout trend continues as homers become priority

Major League Baseball is on pace to see its single-season strikeout record broken for the 11th consecutive year. Will changes to the sport follow?
4 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, center, celebrates his run scored with Steven Souza Jr. (28...
Ben Leibowitz | Cronkite News

Two Diamondbacks among those receiving toughest called third strikes

Two Diamondbacks are among the players called out for borderline strikes the most since 2015. But is it actually a side effect of good plate discipline?
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley delivers pitch to Colorado Rockies' Ian Desmond ...
Ben Leibowitz | Cronkite News

Diamondbacks’ bullpen making a case to be seen as the best in baseball

Despite not racking up huge strikeout totals like other bullpens around MLB, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen boasts the best ERA in the league.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, center, is congratulated after scoring on a double hit by K...
Ben Leibowitz | Cronkite News

Paul Goldschmidt has week to remember after month-long hitting skid

Following a career-worst cold streak through the month of May, Paul Goldschmidt may be back to his usual MVP-caliber self.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed celebrates with Chris Owings (16) after hitting a three-run home ru...
Nathanael Gabler | Cronkite News

Three Diamondbacks among players turning to C-flap for injury prevention

Many MLB stars, such as Houston’s Carlos Correa and Washington’s Bryce Harper, are beginning to use the C-flap as an injury prevention method. In Arizona, three players are joining the movement.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws during the first inning of a baseball g...
Kaelen Jones | Cronkite News

What has Diamondbacks’ Taijuan Walker so happy? Gotta be the shoes

Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker thrilled to endorse Jordan Brand shoes. The pitcher has been a longtime fan of Michael Jordan.
5 years ago
The Arizona Diamondbacks are the fourth different team right-hander Fernando Salas (pictured) has p...
Kaelen Jones | Cronkite News

Salas, De La Rosa first pair of Mexican teammates on D-backs since 2004

Arizona Diamondbacks relievers Fernando Salas and Jorge De La Rosa represent the franchise's first pair of Mexican teammates since 2004.
5 years ago
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Katie Woo | Cronkite News

Eye on the ball: Humidor debuts in Diamondbacks opener

The Diamondbacks debuted a humidor Opening Day in an attempt to reduce home runs at Chase Field, the ballpark with the second-highest elevation in the MLB.
5 years ago
The Arizona Diamondbacks debut the 2018 regular season in tonight's game against the Colorado Rocki...
Katie Woo

Arizona Diamondbacks set to play ball in 20th anniversary season

The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to begin play in their 20th anniversary season. High hopes surround the team ahead of 2018 Opening Day game.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso follows through on a two-run home run against the Colorado Ro...
Andrew Bell | Cronkite News

Arizona Diamondbacks utility man Daniel Descalso still an Aggie at heart

Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso is ready for spring training and March Madness, with his alma mater, UC Davis, looking to make the NCAA Tournament.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Alex Avila celebrates his home run against the Cincinnati Reds with teammates...
Andrew Bell | Cronkite News

Newcomer Alex Avila fitting in well with Arizona Diamondbacks

SCOTTSDALE — When Chris Iannetta opted to sign with the Colorado Rockies this offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks found themselves in relatively desperate need of a catcher. The Diamondbacks were able to sign veteran free-agent catcher Alex Avila. Avila, an eight-year MLB veteran, was a 2011 AL All-Star with the Detroit Tigers. He is a career […]
5 years ago