Arizona Diamondbacks

Hirano, Bradley work an inning in spring debuts
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Two of the three pitchers competing to be the D-backs’ closer each threw an inning Saturday afternoon, as Arizona fell, 11-2, to the Indians at Salt River Fields.

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D-backs Minor Leaguers lead way vs. ASU
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For the fourth year in a row, the D-backs opened their spring exhibition schedule with the Collegiate Baseball Series, where they take on one of Arizona’s college teams.

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Spring into action: D-backs set to host ASU
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The Grapefruit and Cactus League exhibition slates don’t begin until Friday, but there will be Major Leaguers in action Tuesday as the D-backs host Arizona State University.

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Hirano impressing D-backs early in camp
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It is that friendliness, along with the positive way he carries himself, that has impressed his Arizona teammates through the first week of Spring Training.

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Humidor effects could boost Ray to star status
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Robbie Ray had a fantastic season in 2017, despite allowing the highest hard-hit rate of any starter. With a humidor coming to Arizona in 2018, how much could he be helped?

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D-backs to celebrate 20th anniversary in 2018
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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will celebrate their 20th anniversary all season long with a series of events and online opportunities that will allow fans to look back at the franchise’s first 20 years while focusing on the next generation of fans and players. An online vote to determine the D-backs All-Time Team launched today […]

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Greinke taking faster approach this spring
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke has been told by the team that he’s allowed to set his own pace in Spring Training.

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Duplantier, Smith among Top 100 Prospects
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Jon Duplantier and Pavin Smith keep progressing, and not only are they the headliners of the D-backs’ farm system, they’re among the top prospects in all of baseball. Duplantier and Smith are Arizona’s representatives in MLB Pipeline’s 2018 Top 100 Prospects list, which was unveiled Saturday night on MLB Network.

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D-backs will look to rotation to set tone in 2018
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The D-backs’ huge turnaround in the standings last season was spurred by an improved pitching staff and the starting rotation set the tone for that. While ERA has its limitations as a stat, it does provide a peek into just how much better Arizona’s starting staff was in 2017.

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Bradley making most of life as a big leaguer
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In the span of a week in December, D-backs reliever Archie Bradley slid across the ice at an Arizona Coyotes NHL game and dressed up as Santa Claus for a skit with Arizona State University students as part of their famed “Curtain of Distraction” at an NCAA men’s basketball game.

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5 questions facing D-backs before '18 season
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The 2017 season was a pleasant surprise for D-backs fans, who got a chance to see their team play in the postseason for the first time since 2011. Expectations were low for Arizona coming off a disappointing 2016 season (69-93), but the D-backs will not be able to sneak up on the rest of the […]

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Ray's rapid ascent could be key for D-backs
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Zack Greinke has the title of ace for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that might change in 2018 if Robbie Ray continues his development. The D-backs left-hander had a breakout year in 2017 thanks to adding a curveball to his repertoire prior to the season and pair of mechanical changes he made in May.

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