2/26/2015 | Diehard fan Lamb inspired by visit to Seahawks' practice
D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb got the opportunity to watch his favorite NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks, practice this offseason.
2/26/2015 | Prospect Gray shows off highly touted velocity
During the regular season last year, Jon Gray managed a solid Double-A season (10-5, 3.91 ERA) despite diminishing fastball speed -- low to mid 90s, rather than mid to upper 90s, with an occasional 100 -- because of shoulder fatigue.
2/26/2015 | Healthy Ross welcomes battle for playing time
Cody Ross suffered a gruesome, season-ending dislocation and fracture of his hip in 2013 and he was a shell of himself last year hitting .252 in just 219 plate appearances.
2/26/2015 | D-backs' Minor Leaguers get to work early
In an effort to get their starting pitchers stretched out before the Minor League season opens and to get some younger prospects extra work, the D-backs invited 50 players to come to Spring Training on Wednesday ahead of the March 10 pitcher and catcher report date.
2/25/2015 | Tireless Hale right man for D-backs' revival
When September rolls around, we're going to be talking about the D-backs' Chip Hale as a surprise pick in a group of candidates likely to include Joe Maddon, Bud Black, Mike Redmond and all the usual suspects, the guys like Bruce Bochy, Clint Hurdle and Mike Matheny. It may sound silly to speculate about this before the first pitch of the Cactus League season, but you don't need a crystal ball to know this is going to work.
2/25/2015 | D-backs allowing Tomas to ease into playing third base
Manager Chip Hale acknowledged Wednesday that the team would probably make a decision whether Yasmany Tomas can stay at third or needs to get shifted back to the outfield.
2/25/2015 | Fans a priority as D-backs aim for strong start to season
When it comes to the team payroll, team president/CEO Derrick Hall said the D-backs organization is comfortable having it in the $90 million to $91 million range, but that, as of right now, it is higher than that.
2/25/2015 | Trumbo happy to put arbitration hearing behind him
D-backs outfielder Mark Trumbo was prepared to hear the worst when he walked into his salary-arbitration hearing last week, but it all worked out in the end for him.
2/24/2015 | O'Brien turning heads at D-backs camp
Peter O'Brien's power stroke is drawing attention all over D-backs camp.
2/24/2015 | Tweaked delivery in tow, Cahill eyes consistency
After getting demoted to Class A last season, righty Trevor Cahill thinks he's found a key towards his command.
2/24/2015 | Bradley banking on knuckle curve to land job with D-backs
The knuckle curve is a rare pitch at any level, but Archie Bradley is hoping it will carry him to the Majors in 2015
2/24/2015 | Manfred discusses pace of game with D-backs
Commissioner Rob Manfred stopped by Salt River Fields on Tuesday morning to meet briefly with D-backs players before they began their morning workout.
2/23/2015 | Big Unit addresses D-backs hurlers in camp
Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson made his second appearance of the spring at D-backs camp Monday, and this time addressed the pitchers as a group before their morning workout.
2/23/2015 | Hudson happy to have 'normal' spring with D-backs
If nothing else, the past two-plus years have taught D-backs right-hander Daniel Hudson the value of patience, and he's certainly had plenty of practice at taking things day by day. That will come in handy this spring, as a determination as to whether Hudson is used as a starter or reliever will evolve as camp goes on.
2/22/2015 | Revamped front office key to turnaround
Tony La Russa, Dave Stewart and Randy Johnson head up a Hall Fame caliber front-office staff that hopes to instill a winning attitude on a D-backs roster ready for a fresh start.
2/22/2015 | D-backs Fan Fest draws huge crowd
Chip Hale has been with some organizations where getting players to attend fan events was not always easy, but the D-backs manager had no such trouble with his team when it came to Sunday's Subway Fan Fest at Chase Field.
2/22/2015 | Right versus left no issue for Hale in rotation
There are three open spots in the D-backs rotation behind Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson and almost a dozen candidates to fill those slots.
2/21/2015 | Locante shows off 'electric stuff' in D-backs camp
D-backs left-hander Will Locante could not help but notice the difference between throwing a bullpen session in Major League camp as opposed to over on the Minor League side.
2/21/2015 | Attention to detail could put Hernandez in bigs
The D-backs selected Oscar Hernandez from the Rays organization with the No. 1 overall pick in the Rule 5 Draft last December, and he must stay in the big leagues all season or be offered back to Tampa Bay. He was chosen because despite the fact that he played in the Class A Midwest League last year, the D-backs feel he is ready defensively for the Major Leagues.
2/21/2015 | Goldy gets 'huge honor' of college retiring number
D-Paul Goldschmidt will be the last person to wear 37 at Texas State University as the school surprised the D-backs first baseman a couple of weeks ago with the news that it was retiring his number.
2/20/2015 | Cuban prospect Lopez: Joining D-backs dream come true
Growing up in Cuba, Yoan Lopez was a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team became a big fan of Lopez this past winter after watching him pitch, and it gave Lopez a signing bonus of a little more than $8 million to join the organization.
2/20/2015 | La Russa impressed by D-backs' arms
Tony La Russa was in his element Friday. Well, sort of. The D-backs' chief baseball officer was wearing a baseball hat and watching pitchers and catchers go through a Spring Training workout. But rather than wearing a uniform, he was in a sweat suit. It's a new role for someone who had a Hall of Fame career as a manager.
2/20/2015 | Big Unit advises D-backs' hurlers to be mentally tough
As the D-backs' coaching staff wrapped up its meeting early Friday morning, manager Chip Hale asked the 6-foot-10 guest if he had anything he wanted to add. Turns out Hall of Fame electee Randy Johnson did.
2/18/2015 | D-backs expand Give Back Jersey program in Tucson, Marana
Pitchers and catchers don't technically report to Spring Training until Thursday, but in southern Arizona, dozens of players were already in full uniform as the D-backs announced the expansion of the Give Back Jersey program to seven Little Leagues in Tucson and Marana.
2/18/2015 | Rotation tops D-backs' Spring Training questions
D-backs pitchers and catchers will report to Salt River Fields on Thursday for the first of 45 days of Spring Training, and with lots of new faces and competition throughout the roster, it's a good bet the team will need just about all of those days to settle on the Opening Day roster. There will plenty of things to be resolved over the next six weeks, let's take a look at three of the biggest ones.
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