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D-backs announce pitchers, catchers workouts begin on Valentine’s Day

Fans at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick watch a spring training baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday, March 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Pitchers and catchers arriving for their first workouts mark the beginning of the baseball season, and for the Arizona Diamondbacks, that will come on Valentine’s Day.

The D-backs’ 21st spring training and eighth at Salt River Fields begins on Feb. 14, with that workout being the first that is open to the public. The first full-squad workout will be the following Monday on Feb. 19.

Two days later the slate of games gets underway at Salt River Fields against Arizona State University.

Here is a look at the full 40-man roster attending, as well as the 11 non-roster invitees.

D-backs’ 40-man roster

Right-handed pitchers (14): Jake Barrett (33), Brad Boxberger (31), Silvino Bracho (61), Archie Bradley (25), Randall Delgado (48), Zack Godley (52), Zack Greinke (21), Yoshihisa Hirano (66), Matt Koch (55), Shelby Miller (26), Jimmie Sherfy (54), Braden Shipley (34), Alberto Suárez (56) and Taijuan Walker (99).
Left-handed pitchers (6): Anthony Banda (50), Andrew Chafin (40), Patrick Corbin (46), T.J. McFarland (30), Jared Miller (63) and Robbie Ray (38).
Catchers (3): Chris Herrmann (10), Jeff Mathis (2) and John Ryan Murphy (36).
Infielders (11): Nick Ahmed (13), Daniel Descalso (3), Brandon Drury (27), Paul Goldschmidt (44), Jake Lamb (22), Domingo Leyba (74), Ketel Marte (4), Chris Owings (16), Jack Reinheimer (76), Ildemaro Vargas (15) and Christian Walker (53).
Outfielders (6): Sócrates Brito (19), Rey Fuentes (14), Jeremy Hazelbaker (41), David Peralta (6), A.J. Pollock (11) and Yasmany Tomás (24).

D-backs’ 11 non-roster invitees

Right-handed pitchers (4): Ryan Atkinson (73), Jake Buchanan (67), Taylor Clarke (72) and Joey Krehbiel (65).
Left-handed pitchers (1): Yuhei Nakaushiro (64).
Catchers (2): Michael Perez (75) and Josh Thole (9).
Infielders (2): Kevin Cron (68) and Kristopher Negrón (45).
Outfielders (2): Ramón Flores (70) and César Puello (71).

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