L.A. Daily News "Before the game, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted he did not know if outfielder Andre Ethier was going to be ready for Saturday’s contest. Ethier was feeling so under the weather that he needed IV treatment, but he said there was no way he was sitting out if he could help it. “I was..." April 20
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstate OF Cody Ross from 15-day disabled list and designate LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment
Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson sensed frustration out of his second baseman, so in the late innings on Friday night he told Aaron Hill something he tells his players somewhat regularly during games. Gibson told him he was going to deliver the game-winning hit. "I don't know if I believed..." April 19
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstate OF Cody Ross from 15-day disabled list and designate LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment
New York Post "Mission accomplished in Operation Desert Broom. Either the Mets have begun getting their act together or the Diamondbacks are a complete farce of a baseball team. Whichever the case, the Mets have decided they will keep the wins. On Wednesday, they used seven shutout innings from Dillon Gee..." April 17
New York Post "Kirk Nieuwenhuis traveled from one desert city to another on Tuesday and naturally went right for the pool. Without literally making a splash, Nieuwenhuis had a substantial night for the Mets. His 3-for-5, three-RBI performance — which included a two-run homer just outside the pool in right..." April 16
Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks begin play today with a major-league worst 4-11 record and are already six games behind the first-place Dodgers in the National League West, so they have decided to shake things up their starting rotation. Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports that the Diamondbacks will..." April 15
New York Post "It wasn’t pretty, but Zack Wheeler managed to limit the damage. In what rated as the right-hander’s best performance of his three to start the season, Wheeler allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over 6 ¹/₃ innings in the Mets’ 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday. Wheeler..." April 15
Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone in first place in the National League West, in large part..." April 14
Arizona Republic "Trevor Cahill isn't stupid. He knows what people are saying about him, even if he swears he rarely reads the sports pages or listens to much sports-talk radio. "When things are going bad," the Diamondbacks right-hander said, "I'm definitely not looking at any of the media stuff. I try to keep..." April 13
Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez arrived Friday in Phoenix batting .189 on the young season and said he wasn’t the least bit worried. He felt his at-bats were good, even if the results were not. Seems he’s a man who knows his swing. In his two games since arriving in Arizona, Gonzalez happens to be five for..." April 13
Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez knew the hits were bound to come. Friday night, they did. Gonzalez drove in five runs in a 6-0 victory over the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks, including two on a home run in the first inning. With three hits, Gonzalez raised his average from .189 to .244. “I heard..." April 12
Dbacks are close to signing veteran Randy Wolf to a minor league deal.
Arizona Republic "Tony Campana's RBI single gave the Diamondbacks a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a 10-inning, 4-hour, 10-minute game on Thursday night at AT&T Park. Campana dropped a single into short right field to score Cliff Pennington and give the Diamondbacks their first series victory this..." April 11
Arizona Republic "Paul Goldschmidt's dominance against San Francisco Giants RHP Tim Lincecum continued on Wednesday night, as Goldschmidt slammed a first-inning three-run home run, helping the Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. RHP Bronson Arroyo threw just five innings, the latest short..." April 10
CSN Bay Area "BatKid threw out the first pitch, but the Giants offense continued to show off the coolest utility belt. They demonstrated this improved offense can work just fine on the shores of McCovey Cove, and they don’t even need to clear the arcade to make the quarters spill into the tray. They..." April 09
Arizona Republic "Mark Trumbo is a cerebral slugger, but he says he cannot explain it. He cannot predict when it's about to happen or explain it once it does, but he has found throughout his career that these kind of streaks happen every now and again. Whatever the reason, the Diamondbacks are glad it's..." April 07
Purple Row "On a night in which Troy Tulowitzki was rested, the rest of the offense picked up the slack after a slow start en route to a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks. The Rockies got off to a slow start quite literally as Jorge De La Rosa took 42 pitches and nearly a half hour to get out of the top of the..." April 06
Hardball Talk "With an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning against Rockies reliever Chad Bettis on Friday, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 26 consecutive games. Goldschmidt finished the 2013 season with hits in 19 consecutive games and has hit in seven..." April 05
Diamondbacks claimed Roger Kieschnick off waivers.
Denver Post "Juan Nicasio often pitches his best as a stable pitcher, showing off in the bullpen like a racehorse. It's when he's not stable that Nicasio struggles. He finished last season on a seven-game run during which he averaged only 3 ⅔ inning as a starter. Friday afternoon at Coors Field, Nicasio was..." April 05
CSN Bay Area "There is an upshot to starting a game with Buster Posey and Michael Morse on the bench. You have Buster Posey and Michael Morse on your bench. Giants manager Bruce Bochy feels better about his lineup depth this season, which is why he felt he could afford to rest his cleanup man and..." April 04
San Jose Mercury News "Tim Hudson waited more than eight months to get back on a big league mound after suffering a season-ending ankle injury last July. After giving him two years and $23 million, the Giants anxiously waited more than four months to see Hudson's first start in orange and black. The debut was more..." April 03
Hardball Talk "MLB chose not to institute a replay system whose sole goal was getting calls right, instead opting for a system that involved managerial challenges and strategy, at least until the seventh inning of games. In Tuesday’s Giants-Diamondbacks game, won by Arizona 5-4, we saw exactly what’s going to..." April 02
Arizona Republic "If there's such a thing as baseball karma, it may have a delayed effect. That seems to be the case for Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock. Entering Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field, Pollock was hitting 0 for 13 over three games to start the season — 0 for 18,..." April 02
Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01
San Francisco Chronicle "Brandon Belt said he had "a lot of fun" on Opening Night, which means some eager psychology student could get published analyzing the first baseman's idea of "fun." Then again, winning is always fun, even if the scenes leading up to the happy ending are rated DW - Don't Watch. In Monday..." April 01
Fox Sports "Can a computer warm the hot seat? No, I'm serious. Computers run almost everything in baseball these days. Managers use data when forming lineups. Pitchers use data when attacking hitters. Teams use data when positioning defenders. How long before a computer tells a team when to fire its..." March 31
Fansided "The Arizona Diamondbacks are preparing themselves for their second series of the year tomorrow evening in a four game home set against the San Francisco Giants. They were recently swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, falling to 0-2 to start off the year in fifth place. Now before they..." March 30
Fansided "When it was apparent that Chris Owings had secured the starting shortstop job for the Arizona Diamondbacks, there were many who thought that youngster Didi Gregorius would be the subject of trade talks. While the D-Backs did demote Gregorius to Triple-A Reno, they are apparently not ready to..." March 30
#Dbacks OF Ross, on the DL, will open on a rehab assignment at AAA Reno, Gibson said. Could be there for two home series through April 10.
Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29
More bad news for #DBacks: MRI shows that RP David Hernandez has torn UCL, according to his agent, Jason Hoffman. Will get second opinion.
Arizona Republic "Kirk Gibson was discussing the wave of pitchers who have been forced to undergo Tommy John surgery this spring when the Diamondbacks manager committed a faux pas worse than talking about a no-hitter in progress. "I don't know if anybody has an answer to it," Gibson said Wednesday. "Your guess..." March 27
Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27
Gibby announced that Archie Bradley was reassigned to minor league camp. "He's close. He's someone who can help us this year." #DbacksST
CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26
#Dbacks Patrick Corbin had Tommy John surgery performed today by Dr. James Andrews.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have had trade talks with the Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Last Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reported the D'Backs were making Gregorius available in trade, after Chris Owings won the team's starting shortstop job...." March 24
L.A. Daily News "Hyun-Jin Ryu won 98 games as a professional pitcher in his native South Korea. In 2008, he won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing. As a major-league rookie last year in Los Angeles, Ryu won 14 games for the Dodgers. It should come as no surprise, then, that Ryu looked right at home at the Sydney..." March 23
Fansided "The Arizona Diamondbacks are walking a fine line with their starting rotation as they look ahead to the 2014 season. The loss of Patrick Corbin combined with the injury issues for Bronson Arroyo leave them little margin for error in a rotation that was arguably already thin. General manager..." March 22
L.A. Daily News "The air was warm and slightly humid when Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley delivered the first pitch of the season to Yasiel Puig at 8 p.m. Saturday night. It was typical East Coast weather, if not the typical East Coast. A couple hours earlier, a distant clap of thunder interrupted the..." March 22
Mariners, DBacks are possible fits for Marlins starter Jacob Turner; Marlins having active trade talks because of quality pitching depth.
Kirk Gibson says Addison Reed is his closer.
#Bluejays news. Luis Perez has been released as OF Matt Tuiasosopo has been claimed from Arizona.
Hardball Talk "Brutal news Sunday out of Diamondbacks camp. According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, staff ace Patrick Corbin has been diagnosed with ”damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.” Corbin is going to seek a second opinion, but a damaged UCL almost always leads to Tommy..." March 17
Arizona will look for a top starter. Samardzija talks may be revisited. Story @670TheScore