With runners on first and third and one out in the fifth innings of an eventual 8-4 Arizona loss Wednesday, San Francisco pitcher Johnny Cueto hit a grounder to shortstop Chris Owings’ left, leading him toward the bag. The only problem was Owings tried to turn the double play before he had the ball in […]
While most pitchers strive to keep the ball down, Arizona’s Taijuan Walker doesn’t mind elevating his deliveries — as long as one of them is his four-seam fastball. Walker will be opposed Wednesday by San Francisco’s Matt Moore.
After years working on developing a pitch to go along with his fastball and curve in order to make it as a starter, D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley finally felt good about his changeup and cut fastball this spring. Now, though, Bradley finds himself in the Arizona bullpen to open the season, where having a third […]
Being general manager of the Red Sox is a dream job for any kid growing up in Massachusetts, but Mike Hazen gave it up last October for a chance to head west, taking the same position with the D-backs. Rather than serving as Dave Dombrowski’s No. 2, Hazen now has the final call on all […]
Given the nature of their schedules, the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks, who resume their series Tuesday following Monday’s scheduled off-day, can define their seasons within the schedule’s first months, if not weeks.
Where the 2017 National League West race might be headed is a 162-game marathon away from being discovered, but it definitely will begin in Arizona on Sunday afternoon when the D-backs host the Giants in the season opener for the two division foes.
In the final exhibition game of the spring for both clubs, Edwin Encarnacion hit his first Indians homer as he helped lead the Tribe past the D-backs, 9-4, on Friday night. Yasmany Tomas went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Arizona.
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.
Four Dodgers hitters, including second baseman Logan Forsythe, had two RBIs, while Los Angeles handled nine Arizona pitchers in an 13-6 win, despite three hits from D-backs left fielder Reymond Fuentes.
The D-backs reassigned outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, right-hander Erik Davis, left-hander Brian Matusz and catcher Josh Thole to Minor League camp Friday, leaving Arizona with 40 players in big league camp at Salt River Fields.
It was a Triple-A game — the kind of game Shelby Miller surprisingly wound up pitching in eight times last season. The results, then, matter even less than your average exhibition. Still, they give us a window into his status for 2017.