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  • D-backs, Rays team up to push Kennedy, Zobrist

    As the All-Star game roster nears its final draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays have teamed up to get respective pitcher Ian Kennedy and second baseman Ben Zobrist on that roster, according to a press release. Fans are encouraged to vote for both players when they log their votes on dbacks.com, tampabayrays.com or […]
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy has rough day at the office

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for July 3, 2011: Athletics 7, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: The D-backs looked to be putting together another late-game rally in the eighth. Though it was cut short, the effort was […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton named to All-Star roster

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton was named to the 2011 All-Star game roster on Sunday, according to a press release from the D-backs.
  • Inside the Box: Collmenter struggles continue

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for July 1, 2011: Athletics 5, Diamondbacks 4 The Good: Wily Mo Pena was at it again homering in his first at-bat of the game. It was Pena’s fourth home run […]
  • Gibson said Pena must improve to stick with club

    PHOENIX – Wily Mo Pena has been the newest cult hero in Arizona as he has become a home run threat every time he seems to come to the plate. For Pena, a player who has spent the bulk of his career in the Minor Leagues, he craves the opportunity to establish himself as a […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks place J.J. Putz on the disabled list

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a myriad of roster moves on Friday. One came as a bit of surprise. According to general manager Kevin Towers, the club placed closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow tendinitis. The move is retroactive to June 29. While the move wasn’t expected, it does make […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Justin Upton wants to be in the Home Run Derby

    Major League Baseball named Brewers first basemen Prince Fielder as the National League captain for the Home Run Derby. If Justin Upton reaches base on Monday when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Milwaukee, he’ll likely make his case to the captain for spot in competition. YES , if I am invited to participate in the Home […]
  • Putz funk not affecting standings – yet

    Arizona Diamondback’s closer J.J. Putz has thrown like two different closers this season. An excellent May followed by a poor June has Mark Asher, co-host of Sports 620 KTAR’s Mark Asher wondering what’s up with Putz. “I have major concerns with Putz, because without the back-end of that bullpen, this team’s going nowhere,” Ash said […]
  • D-backs of 2011 look nothing like the 2010 version

    The success of the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks has been highly publicized, and deservedly so. Arizona is currently 45-38 and only two and a half games out of first place in the National League West. It may only be halfway through the year, yet the D-backs are exceeding everyone’s expectations and having a great season. On […]
  • D-backs to face former manager Melvin

    Kirk Gibson and Bob Melvin worked together as bench coach and manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks until Melvin was let go in 2009. Although they did not work as closely together as in years past, the two were reunited this season. Melvin was named a special baseball advisor, while Gibson was the manager of the […]