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Arizona Diamondbacks: roster expansion upcoming

Baseball season is winding down and for some teams the season can’t end soon enough. For teams out of contention, there aren’t many reasons for fans to continue coming to games or watching their team. But Major League Baseball adds a fun wrinkle to September that makes the game much more interesting. On September 1st rosters will expand from 25 to 40 players. It gives teams out...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Pennington flies under radar

PHOENIX -- The buzz accorded the Diamondbacks' middle infield these days usually centers around their stockpile of highly regarded up-and-comers -- Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed. Cliff Pennington believes that is fair. "They deserve it," Pennington said. "All three of them are really good middle infielders and can play, and they all three have a chance...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Rattlers win ArenaBowl XXVII, complete Dynasty season

(Coach Guy Fan Page) The 2014 Arizona Rattlers made history in ArenaBowl XXVII. The script for the AFL’s big game couldn’t  have been written any better. ” Destiny vs Dynasty.”  The “Team Of Destiny,” a.k.a the  Cleveland Gladiators, entered their first ArenaBowl championship with very high expectations.  The Gladiators had secured home-field advantage, and set a...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Paul Goldschmidt will not need surgery on hand

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled all season and sit nineteen and a half games out in the National League West with a record of 55-77. Injuries have not helped the cause, as nine players are currently on the DL, with four on the 60-day DL. One major injury was that to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who fractured his left hand on August 1. The good news is that he will not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks pitcher Corbin won't be ready for Opening Day

Patrick Corbin will not be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in 2015. In fact, Corbin, 25, may not even throw his first pitch next season until June, manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday. Gibson said the Diamondbacks will be conservative in their treatment of Corbin, who had Tommy John surgery on March 25. "I think with Patrick it will be more like June for him,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs set cautious timetable for Corbin's return

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks admire the way All Star Stephen Strasburg has recovered from his 2010 Tommy John surgery. The path he followed is something else again. It is a road they do not plan to duplicate with Patrick Corbin, their All-Star.  Thirteen months after Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery, he returned to the major leagues in September 2011. It went well, as far as...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 50-win teams

Credit: Darryl Webb/AP   9. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76): The loss of Paul Goldschmidt has left the Diamondbacks without any significant contributor. The best has probably been surprisingly the acquisition Vidal Nuno who has a 3.54 ERA in nine starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees. The best position player has probably been David Peralta who has hit .287, but nobody...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs Rookie High-Fives Imaginary Teammates After First Home Run (Video)

It’s never easy being a rookie in Major League Baseball. Just about every aspect of the game is tougher at the highest level — even pleasing your own teammates. Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Jake Lamb tore up the minor leagues with 37 home runs during a year and a half span. He was called up on Aug. 7 this season, and initially couldn’t find his power stroke. Finally on Saturday...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake Lamb hits first career home run, high fives invisible D-backs teammates

Your browser does not support iframes.   Diamondbacks rookie third baseman Jake Lamb hit his first career home run tonight, and not only should it be a memorable moment for him, but a memorable moment for D-backs fans. After touching home plate and heading for the dugout, Lamb noticed that his teammates were giving him the ceremonial “silent treatment” after hitting his first...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: AJ Pollock, Chris Owings

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock hopes to continue his rehab assignment today with the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate in Reno.  He has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a fractured hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch, as reported by Jacob Fagan of Sports Injury Alert.  Shortstop Chris Owings is also rehabbing in Reno.  He is on the DL because...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled by Bryce Harper foul ball (video)

As a consequence of an unfortunate yet hilarious sequence of events, a young fan attending Wednesday’s Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks tilt ended up in a crumpled mas of humanity … right next to the crumpled popcorn tub he previously was wearing as a hat. Your browser does not support iframes. A foul ball off the […] The post Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa has no plans to bring back Kirk Gibson, yet

The USA Today reported on Tuesday morning that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ current plan was to bring back their skipper Kirk Gibson for at least a sixth season in 2015, which if true, would show Arizona’s content with mediocrity. The Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, through a spokesman, called the USA Today’s report inaccurate, though. It’s certainly possible...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Gibson will remain manager

According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks plan on having Kirk Gibson as their manager in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2014 The Diamondbacks have not officially announced that they will...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson’s rumored return shows Arizona is fine with mediocrity

The fate of Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has been uncertain this year, with his team struggling out of the gate and getting enveloped by a cloud of controversy in the face of their “unintentional” methods of retribution against teams who dare plunk their players. Naturally, it looks like Gibson will be back for the Diamondbacks in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs recall Will Harris, option Bradin Hagens to Reno

#Dbacks recall pitcher @willharris15 from the Triple-A Reno @Aces and option pitcher Bradin Hagens to Reno. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 18, 2014   The Diamondbacks continue their game of “Musical Bullpen” by optioning rookie pitcher Bradin Hagens to Reno and recalling reliever Will Harris to the Bigs. Harris will be in his third stint with the Snakes this year...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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