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Rodney catching up, throws 2nd live batting practice

D-backs closer Fernando Rodney threw his second live batting-practice session of the spring Sunday. "I thought really good," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said when asked how Rodney looked.
Via Diamondbacks.com
15 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Torey Lovullo Wants Flexibility and Consistency

Torey Lovullo, the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, said many options are being considered, but communication with players is key. Torey Lovullo filled out his first lineup card as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, but his lineup for Opening Day, April 2 against the San Francisco Giants, is far from set. When the Diamondbacks bat in […] Arizona Diamondbacks:...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Miller 'comfortable and confident' after spring opener

It is only Spring Training. Shelby Miller knows this, but the D-backs right-hander also remembers not only how poorly his 2016 regular season went, but also that he didn't feel comfortable even in the spring.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

No limits for D-backs' Ahmed at camp

D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed, who is recovering from late August surgery on his right hip, has been participating without any physical limitations this spring.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Mike Hazen Puts His Mark on Rebuilding

Rebuilding of the Arizona Diamondbacks under general manager Mike Hazen has taken a different approach Every decision we undertake has a reason. That’s the rationale Mike Hazen, general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, gives in support of the building of his regime. Buzz words like “the process” and “the journey” have found their way into recent […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: David Peralta Ready for Fresh Start

Outfielder David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks is anxious for the season to begin The temper and verve from outfielder David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks is ever-present. The smile and the encouragement remain integral parts of Peralta’s effervescent personality. Landing three times on the disabled list last season did not damper Peralta’s enthusiasm nor his [...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

D-backs welcome back healthy A.J. Pollock

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One of the most encouraging facts about this year's Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Pollock is back, healthy, and confident he can exceed the breakout season he put together in 2015. "I'm not really living two years ago," the 29-year-old center fielder said Wednesday after playing one inning in an exhibition against Grand Canyon University. "I'm living what's going...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy A.J. Pollock aims to exceed 2015 breakout season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) One of the best facts about this year's Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Pollock is back, healthy, and confident he can exceed the breakout season he put together in 2015. ''I'm not really living two years ago,'' the 29-year-old center fielder said Wednesday after playing one inning in an exhibition against Grand Canyon University. ''I'm living what's going on...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Diamondbacks Landed in Baseball’s Toughest Situation and Don’t Have a Clear Way Out

Instead of bringing politics into baseball, I think it’s time to one-up the level of discourse that continuously leads denser segments of the population into lectures about sticking to sports. Today, I’m going to bring religion into the mix. Let’s talk for a moment about original sin. Original sin is the Christian belief that through the sin of Adam, the …
Via Inside the Zona
5 days ago

Baseball chief says Diamondbacks' Chase Field 'needs work'

PHOENIX (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred came down on the side of the Arizona Diamondbacks' ownership in the team's court battle over Chase Field. The Diamondbacks have sued Maricopa County, seeking to remove a clause from its stadium lease that prevents the team from looking to move elsewhere. The team contends in the lawsuit that the county has failed to allocate some...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Amiel Sawdaye on Arizona’s New Boston Culture

The Diamondbacks are building a Boston culture in the desert. That’s according to Amiel Sawdaye, who has the title of Senior Vice President, Assistant General Manager. Sawdaye came to Arizona over the offseason along with Mike Hazen, who stepped into the GM role in October. Both had long tenures with the Red Sox, with Sawdaye most recently serving as Vice President of Amateur and...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

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
10 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks Built a Super Rotation, Sort Of

Our extremely early 2017 standings projections have the Diamondbacks located a clear step behind the Giants and a couple of notches behind the Dodgers in the NL West, but with a 77-win projection, they’re firmly planted within striking distance. Even if the projections were on the money regarding the club’s true talent, a few wins of random overperformance and a couple of deadline...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Arizona Diamondbacks Senior Baseball Systems Developer

Position: Arizona Diamondbacks Senior Baseball Systems Developer Location: PhoenixDescription: The purpose of this position is to design and develop new functionality and maintain existing applications within the Baseball Information Systems. Responsibilities: Responsible for design, development, and maintenance of new and existing functionality for the Baseball Information Systems...
Via Fangraphs
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker dealt with 10 bone spurs in his right foot last year

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker had a painful 2016 campaign in more ways than one. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Walker said that he had 10 bone spurs in his right foot last season that affected the use of his lower body. Walker also added that the biggest bone spur was 3/4 of an inch. #Dbacks Taijuan Walker said he had 10 bone spurs in his foot last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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