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D-backs get pitcher, infielder for Gregorius

In dealing away Didi Gregorius and acquiring Robbie Ray, the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday used their depth at shortstop to land a left-hander they believe will develop into a high-impact starting pitcher.

December 05, 2014 5:23 pm

La Russa starting evaluation period

ST. LOUIS – The buildup to the most talked-about hire in baseball started with silence.

May 19, 2014 5:11 pm

Dodgers make D-backs rookie pitcher Bolsinger pay in loss

LOS ANGELES – Standing at the top step of the Diamondbacks’ dugout on Saturday afternoon, right-hander Mike Bolsinger did not look like a man a couple of hours away from making his first major league start.

April 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ross not 100 percent, but back in lineup

LOS ANGELES — Outfielder Cody Ross admits he probably doesn’t feel the same physically as he did before injuring his hip in August, but he believes he’s ready to come off the disabled list and contribute.

April 18, 2014 11:09 pm
Cahill’s struggles may push him to bullpen

Cahill’s struggles may push him to bullpen

SAN FRANCISCO – The issues with Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill are no different from what they’ve been during other stretches of ineffectiveness in his career, general manager Kevin Towers said. Cahill can’t seem to avoid mistakes related to his command.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

With no true No. 1 starter, D-backs pitchers struggling

SAN FRANCISCO — This is the way it is for the Arizona Diamondbacks rotation this year:

April 07, 2014 4:00 pm

D-Backs: Delgado becomes latest starter to struggle

DENVER — The Diamondbacks’ season is barely a week old but already its foundations appear to be crumbling around them. The rotation has struggled, the bullpen is gassed and the Diamondbacks have won just once in seven games.

April 04, 2014 6:23 pm
Diamondbacks: A real downer Down Under

Diamondbacks: A real downer Down Under

SYDNEY, Australia – As they hoped, the Diamondbacks established their international identity this week in Australia. Trouble is, they’ll probably be remembered as the friendly mates who kind of looked like rubbish compared to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

March 23, 2014 6:25 pm

Dodgers sweep D-backs Down Under

SYDNEY — As they hoped, the Diamondbacks established their international identity this week in Australia. Trouble is, they'll probably be remembered as the friendly mates who kind of looked like rubbish compared to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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D-backs, Dodgers open season Down Under

D-backs, Dodgers open season Down Under

SYDNEY — Growing up about a half hour from Angel Stadium, Addison Reed remembers the feeling he would get watching Angels closer Troy Percival enter a game in a save situation. He remembers Percival spitting out his water and sprinting in from the bullpen with the music blaring. And he remem…

March 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pirates 6, Diamondbacks 2: Hitters' production continues to fall off outside Chase Field

Pirates 6, Diamondbacks 2: Hitters' production continues to fall off outside Chase Field

PITTSBURGH - Nearly every team in baseball would rather hit in the comfortable, familiar environment of its home ballpark, and the Diamondbacks, who play half their games in the hitter-happy zone that is Chase Field, are no different.

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Diamondbacks: Too many mistakes mean loss in Boston

Diamondbacks: Too many mistakes mean loss in Boston

BOSTON - There was a dropped fly ball, a base-running mistake, a ball lost in the sun, a dropped throw and, above all, there was little hitting. Very little hitting.

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Padres 12, Diamondbacks 3: D-backs demote Skaggs after shelling by Padres

Padres 12, Diamondbacks 3: D-backs demote Skaggs after shelling by Padres

PHOENIX - With two veteran starters working their way back from the disabled list, the Diamondbacks have decisions to make in their rotation. After what happened Saturday night at Chase Field, one of those decisions became a lot easier.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 6, 14 inn.: 'Goldy' delivers again for D-backs

Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 6, 14 inn.: 'Goldy' delivers again for D-backs

ST. LOUIS - It was a night filled with casualties, from all the discarded wads of gum fired into left field by third base umpire Jordan Baker to the bat that St. Louis slugger Matt Holliday shattered by slamming it into the ground in the 11th inning.

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PADRES 7, diamondbacks 6: Yonder leaves wild D-backs blue

PADRES 7, diamondbacks 6: Yonder leaves wild D-backs blue

SAN DIEGO - There were certain things manager Kirk Gibson expected out of his team heading into the season, areas in which he figured the Diamondbacks might struggle. Protecting leads late in games was not one of them.

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Diamondbacks 6, Cardinals 2: 3-run fourth to start the season fits the mold in Arizona's rebuild

Diamondbacks 6, Cardinals 2: 3-run fourth to start the season fits the mold in Arizona's rebuild

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks constructed their lineup for these kinds of games, nights when they face a pitcher as tough as Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright.

April 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Reds 2, Diamondbacks 1: D-backs to reward Goldschmidt

PHOENIX - First baseman Paul Goldschmidt was deftly tap-dancing around the elephant in the room on Friday when Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero jokingly called attention to it.

March 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona diamondbacks: D-backs facing questions as season approaches

SCOTTSDALE - The final week of spring training is usually a time for fine-tuning the roster, for deciding on the last bench player or settling on a reliever to round out the bullpen.

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Spring training: Rockies 11, Diamondbacks 2: New D-backs reliever Bell passes first test

SCOTTSDALE - For veteran players just trying to get ready for the season, results in spring-training games can sometimes matter less than being able to finish the daily crossword puzzle.

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Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 2: Miscues, lack of runs drop D-backs to .500

Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 2: Miscues, lack of runs drop D-backs to .500

ST. LOUIS - Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson sat in his office at Busch Stadium on Tuesday afternoon and ran through the reasons why he believes his team has struggled in one-run games. For Gibson, it's not overly complicated.

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Johnson senses urgency to win, makes impact

PHILADELPHIA - During his first game with the Diamondbacks on Monday in Los Angeles, third baseman Chris Johnson heard a teammate ask in the dugout if the Giants were winning their game in San Francisco. That sort of thing hadn't happened very often, if at all, during his time in the majors.

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Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 0: Sweep of Dodgers has D-backs back

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 0: Sweep of Dodgers has D-backs back

LOS ANGELES - There was burgeoning confidence mixed with cautious optimism in the visitors' clubhouse at Dodger Stadium, where a heretofore inconsistent baseball team took another step toward establishing itself as a contender in the National League West.

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Reds 7, Diamondbacks 6: 6-run lead not enough for struggling D-backs

CINCINNATI - The calendar keeps moving toward October, but the Diamondbacks are getting no closer to playing in it.

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Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1: Sweep leaves D-backs baffled

Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1: Sweep leaves D-backs baffled

CHICAGO - With an extra wild card added to each league, there aren't many clubs that have essentially declared themselves "sellers" this early in July. But the Diamondbacks have now been swept by two of them in the past two weeks.

July 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 1: Arizona just can't put everything together

Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 1: Arizona just can't put everything together

CHICAGO - The Diamondbacks this season have been like an old car engine that sputters out just when you think it's about to roar to life.

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Angels 2, Diamondbacks 0: Suddenly dormant bats get no help in Anaheim

Angels 2, Diamondbacks 0: Suddenly dormant bats get no help in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Arizona Diamondbacks reluctantly gave credit to another opposing pitcher Sunday, but given the way the majority of this road trip went for them, their praise went only so far.

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Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2: Giants score early on Cahill's 'best' pitching

Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2: Giants score early on Cahill's 'best' pitching

SAN FRANCISCO - Miguel Montero couldn't understand it. He knows starter Trevor Cahill has had his problems in the first inning this season, but this was different.

May 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks 11, Dodgers 4: D-backs avoid sweep as offense breaks out

Diamondbacks 11, Dodgers 4: D-backs avoid sweep as offense breaks out

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks wore out such a path around the bases Wednesday night that it was as if they were trying to take out all their frustrations from the previous night - or perhaps the previous month.

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Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 1: Capuano fools D-backs as Dodgers keep rolling

Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 1: Capuano fools D-backs as Dodgers keep rolling

PHOENIX - The Los Angeles Dodgers fielded a lineup Monday night filled with rookies and journeymen, a group of players that seemed more suited for the Pacific Coast League than the National League.

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Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1: Kershaw keeps D-backs in funk as Young rehabs

Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1: Kershaw keeps D-backs in funk as Young rehabs

LOS ANGELES - The signs of frustration were everywhere, from the bat Justin Upton slammed into the ground to the helmet Paul Goldschmidt's flung toward the visitors' dugout at Dodger Stadium.

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Cardinals 7, Diamondbacks 2: Losing streak extended to 5 as Cards sweep 3

Cardinals 7, Diamondbacks 2: Losing streak extended to 5 as Cards sweep 3

Carlos Beltran's sharp grounder bounced twice, hit off the heel of Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts' glove and then smoked Roberts in the jugular. The moment sort of summed up the past three days for the Diamondbacks.

May 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Mets 3, Diamondbacks 1: Mistakes mount, runs dwindle for D-backs

Mets 3, Diamondbacks 1: Mistakes mount, runs dwindle for D-backs

NEW YORK - Miguel Montero didn't think it was just gone.

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Mets 4, Diamondbacks 3: D-backs keep faith despite close losses

Mets 4, Diamondbacks 3: D-backs keep faith despite close losses

NEW YORK - The Diamondbacks trudged into the quiet of a losing locker room for the third time in the past four days Saturday evening. They had lost, this time 4-3 to the New York Mets at Citi Field, but like many of their recent losses, it didn't have that bad of a feel.

May 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 5: Corbin steady in debut as Arizona wins series

Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 5: Corbin steady in debut as Arizona wins series

MIAMI-Trouble was brewing in Diamondbacks left-hander Pat Corbin's first major league inning. The bases were loaded with only one out, and the Miami Marlins' hottest hitter, Omar Infante, was up.

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Phillies 8, Diamondbacks 5: Despite loss, Gibson still backs Collmenter

Phillies 8, Diamondbacks 5: Despite loss, Gibson still backs Collmenter

Josh Collmenter had not seen the sixth inning this season, let alone the seventh, and considering the Diamondbacks made a roster move to add a multi-inning reliever before the game, the team was preparing for the possibility of another short night for the right-hander Tuesday.

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Pirates 5, Diamondbacks 4: Young hurts shoulder

Pirates 5, Diamondbacks 4: Young hurts shoulder

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks' doomsday scenario might look something like what happened Tuesday.

April 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Diamondbacks 5, Giants 4: D-backs bats beat Giants arms again

PHOENIX - The Giants are built around their starting rotation, a unit that for years has not only frustrated the Diamondbacks but has rated among the best in the National League.

April 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Hype, nerves, adrenaline collide on opening day

Hype, nerves, adrenaline collide on opening day

PHOENIX - The festiveness of opening day reminds Kirk Gibson of a holiday. It also reminds him of October and of what he wants out of his Diamondbacks team, which opens the season this afternoon against the San Francisco Giants.

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Diamondbacks: Saito put on DL; Miley on roster

The Diamondbacks set their opening day roster Wednesday morning, placing right-hander Takashi Saito on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain and outrighting left-hander Mike Zagurski to Triple-A Reno.

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Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks (ss) 3: Kennedy: Bring on opening day

SCOTTSDALE - If Ian Kennedy had better stuff, the Diamondbacks right-hander joked, then perhaps he wouldn't have faced the Los Angeles Dodgers at Salt River Fields on Saturday. Maybe then he'd believe the baseball adage that the more often a pitcher faces a hitter, the less advantage the pit…

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Diamondbacks: 'D' in D-backs stands for durable

Diamondbacks: 'D' in D-backs stands for durable

SCOTTSDALE - Still breathing heavy from his daily running, right-hander Ian Kennedy motioned toward the Diamondbacks weight room, a place he believes might help him more for his next couple of seasons than his next couple of starts.

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Diamondbacks Notebook: Hernandez finds his niche in relief

Diamondbacks Notebook: Hernandez finds his niche in relief

A theory: For a reliever, the eighth inning is a tougher assignment than the ninth.

March 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Diamondbacks: Prospect Bradley learning ropes

While Trevor Bauer's quirks and Tyler Skaggs' curveball have received attention at Diamondbacks camp, a precocious Oklahoman has been throwing in the mornings at Salt River Fields, far from the spotlight.

March 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks: 24-year-old sage Upton says D-backs 'still hungry'

Diamondbacks: 24-year-old sage Upton says D-backs 'still hungry'

SCOTTSDALE - Justin Upton wasn't two months past his 20th birthday when he played in his first postseason in 2007.

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D-backs (SS) 1, Rockies 1, 10 innings; D-backs (ss) 9, Giants 6: Hill feels at home with D-backs

D-backs (SS) 1, Rockies 1, 10 innings; D-backs (ss) 9, Giants 6: Hill feels at home with D-backs

Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill bounded out of the batting cage Saturday and seamlessly picked up a conversation with teammate Stephen Drew right where it had left off.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Diamondbacks: Top prospect Skaggs catches Arizona's eyes

PHOENIX - Not long after Tyler Skaggs was drafted, the Los Angeles Angels wanted him to scrap his curveball. The pitch was slow and loopy, and they wondered whether a slider might work better for the tall left-hander.

February 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gibson looking to build on 2011's success

SCOTTSDALE - When manager Kirk Gibson addressed the media a year ago on Day 1 of spring training, he might have been the only person in the building who truly believed the Diamondbacks could win. The trick for Gibson was convincing everyone else.

February 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Diamondbacks: Future may stay bright, led by infusion of pitching prospects

Arizona Diamondbacks: Future may stay bright, led by infusion of pitching prospects

The prevailing notion inside the Arizona Diamondbacks clubhouse on Friday evening was the hope that their surprisingly successful season is only the first of many to come.

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NLDS: Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 2

NLDS: Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 2

MILWAUKEE - The door from the visitors' clubhouse to the field kept swinging open, the roar of the Miller Park crowd still audible well after the Diamondbacks' season had come to a stunning end Friday night.

October 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NLDS: Diamondbacks at Brewers, Game 5: Rested ace Kennedy gets the call

NLDS: Diamondbacks at Brewers, Game 5: Rested ace Kennedy gets the call

MILWAUKEE - This series has put "Beast Mode" on the map and launched "The Snake." It has shown that sometimes there's no place like home. It has seen wild momentum shifts and provided ample fodder for second-guessing.

October 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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