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D-backs opt to release injured outfielder Blanco

The D-backs released outfielder Gregor Blanco, the club announced on Monday night. The move leaves the total players in Arizona's camp at 32.
Via Diamondbacks.com
12 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Shelby Miller is ready for the season

Right-hander Shelby Miller of the Arizona Diamondbacks wants to forget the past season and move forward. While the actual rotation for the Arizona Diamondbacks will not be announced until later this week, that represents little concern to right-hander Shelby Miller. Hopeful to correct the wrongs of a year ago, Miller appears ready for the reconstruction […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
15 hours ago

Shelby Miller is Trying to Salvage the Shelby Miller Trade

The Shelby Miller trade. Those four words haunt the Arizona Diamondbacks, and that one deal probably cost the last Arizona front office their jobs. It’s the worst transaction any team has made in recent history, and it was widely panned before Miller fell apart last year; having him fail so spectacularly certainly didn’t help the perception of the deal. But Miller apparently...
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Lovullo making final decisions on his bench

Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks will huddle with other club officials on final roster composition. Here in the final week of spring training, decisions abound for manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is the time where Lovullo huddles with the decision-makers and brain powers of the organization to finalize the 25-man […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Goldschmidt and Pollock return to the line-up

Paul Goldschmidt and A. J. Pollock give the Arizona Diamondbacks a formidable top of the lineup. Centerfielder A.J. Pollock and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks in time for the final week of spring training. Given this short period, both told Venom Strikes they are anxious to rejoin their teammates and resume the […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Goldschmidt...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

D-backs nearing decision on injured Blanco

Gregor Blanco said his strained right oblique was feeling better Sunday, but time is growing short for the D-backs outfielder to be healthy in time for Opening Day.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Tomas nearing return from strained oblique

Left fielder Yasmany Tomas, who is coming back from a strained right oblique muscle, was scheduled to receive at least four at-bats in a Minor League game Saturday, his first game action since March 5.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 days ago

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Bullpen Could Be in Archie Bradley's Future

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Diamondbacks continue to push envelope with over-the-top concessions

It’s a day ending in “y” so it’s a given the Arizona Diamondbacks are taking regular concession stand foods and more than likely injecting them with steroids. Okay, so that’s not entirely true, but a couple of the newest food items they are introducing are just plain ridiculous. The latest couple of hot dogs the team has concocted aren’t as outrageous as previous ones...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks are getting even more ambitious with this year’s ballpark food

The Arizona Diamondbacks may finally be pushing their ballpark food fortune too far. After adding several interesting ballpark food items last year, the Diamondbacks have revealed some new (crazy) options that will be available for the 2017 season at Chase Field. The new Churro Dog 2.0 is building off the 2015-debuted hit, and the Bacon-Wrapped Pretzel Baguette at least resembles...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Drury hopes he found a home at second base

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a season on the go, Brandon Drury is happy to know he'll primarily play second base this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He appeared in 62 games in left field as a rookie last year, 32 in right, 29 at third, 16 at second and even one at first. "It will be a piece of cake for him this year by just focusing on one position," said teammate Chris Owings...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Fernando Rodney pull giant plantain out of his pants after win

Fernando Rodney has something in his pants that he wants to show the world. Don’t worry, though, it’s not what you think. The item is safe for work, and isn’t attached to his body in any way. Rodney is known for doing his bow-and-arrow celebration after he successfully closes a game, but he took it to the next level Thursday night after Team Dominican Republic beat Team Canada...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reasons for Pessimism and Optimism Surrounding Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke made his second start in spring training yesterday, and it did not go well. Facing off against Team Mexico, he allowed six hits in 2 2/3 innings, including a number of balls that were crushed by a line-up of guys who won’t play in the big leagues this year. Of the 12 batted balls that Greinke allowed that were tracked by StatCast, four of them were hit at least 100...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ray emerges as strikeout ace but still working on efficiency

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With a devastating fastball, Robbie Ray can strike people out. He made that clear a year ago. The problem the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander had was staying in games long enough to make a difference, as well as giving up too many runs. Only three lefties -- Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale and David Price -- had more strikeouts than the 25-year-old Ray last season...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer’s former minor league team doing drone bobblehead giveaway

The most bizarre injury of the 2016 MLB postseason is now being immortalized in bobblehead form.According to Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com on Tuesday, the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be having a Trevor Bauer drone bobblehead giveaway at a game this coming August.Bauer, the Cleveland Indians right-hander, was drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2011...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

All Arrows Pointing Up for Diamondbacks Rotation

On December 2, new Diamondbacks general manger Mike Hazen announced the hire of Mike Fitzgerald to lead the Diamondbacks’ analytics department. Perhaps Fitzgerald’s most notable contribution in Pittsburgh, where he was the No. 2-ranking analyst, was pounding the table for then free agent Russell Martin — and, at the same time, the power of pitch-framing — at the close of...
Via Fangraphs
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

D-backs pitcher has great theory behind not shaving in months

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley showed up for spring training this week sporting a burly, unkempt beard. While many players can get lax on assorted grooming responsibilities during the offseason, Bradley has a much more inspired reason for doing so.Bradley, 24, is about to embark upon his third season at the big-league level with the Diamondbacks. After posting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire diagnosed with prostate cancer

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday announced that new bench coach Ron Gardenhire has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.The Diamondbacks announced the unfortunate news via the organization’s official Twitter account, which featured quotes from Gardenhire, who said in part, “I’m going to fight it and deal with it.”Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the team is “a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss
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