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  • Greinke stifles Cardinals as Diamondbacks win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are normally difficult outs for any big league pitcher, but when he's on his game, Zack Greinke is tough for anyone to solve. The Arizona Diamondbacks' ace starter carved up St. Louis again Sunday, cruising through eight innings for his 10th win in his..." May 22

  • Chip Hale not in favor of proposed rule changes

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball reportedly is considering changes to both the strike zone and intentional walks, but Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said he’d prefer the game remain the way it is. Sources told ESPN.com that baseball’s competition committee approved a pair of recommended changes for next..." May 22

  • Leake shows up Diamondbacks in Cardinals' win

    The Sports Xchange "By Rob Rains, The Sports Xchange ST. LOUIS -- Mike Leake spent a good portion of last winter hoping he would be pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. The Arizona State alumnus makes his home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley. Pitching for the Diamondbacks, Leake..." May 21

  • D-backs top Cards to snaps losing streak at Busch

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Chris Herrmann had no idea his ninth inning homer that gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 10-2 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals would mean so much. "But a lot of crazy things happened in the bottom of the ninth," the catcher said. "They hit balls all around the shift, but we were..." May 21

  • Eovaldi helps Yankees avoid sweep in Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The New York Yankees haven't been a good road team this season. However, pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is a road warrior, and he carried the Yankees with a dominating effort Wednesday. The right-hander allowed one hit in six innings and retired the final 18 hitters he faced to help the..." May 19

  • Lamb homers to lead Diamondbacks past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb and Zack Greinke accomplished some firsts Tuesday, when they combined to help Arizona to its first home series victory of the season. Lamb homered for the second straight night, a career first, and Greinke permitted a season-low five hits in seven-plus innings in the..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Diamondbacks halt skid with rout of Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona needed only one game to double their run total from all four games of a just-concluded series sweep by San Francisco. Jake Lamb had a three-run homer and finished a triple short of the cycle, and five Diamondbacks had at least two hits in a 12-2 victory over the New York..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • D-backs trade minor league OF Jason Bourgeois to White Sox for cash

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks traded minor league outfielder Jason Bourgeois to the Chicago White Sox for cash, the teams announced on Monday. The 34-year-old Bourgeois signed with Arizona in December and in 33 games with Triple-A Reno this year is slashing .356/.385/.442. He previously played for..." May 17

  • Crawford's single give Giants four-game sweep of Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants got the four-game sweep payback they owed the Arizona Diamondbacks, although it took a few minutes longer than usual before the result was official. Brandon Crawford singled home the winning run in the ninth inning on the third of three consecutive..." May 15

  • Ninth-inning rally lifts Giants past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Sometimes the math just doesn't matter. San Francisco catcher Buster Posey snapped a skid with runners in scoring position while breaking Daniel Hudson's hold on right-handed hitters at the same time. Posey's two-out, two-run double with the bases loaded broke a tie in the ninth..." May 15

  • Schilling endorses Trump in long blog post

    Boston "Given his expressed views on politics and Hillary Clinton, it may not be surprising who Curt Schilling is supporting for president. In a sprawling blog post Friday, the former ESPN analyst and Red Sox pitcher wrote he will vote for Donald Trump this November. Despite some misgivings with the..." May 15

  • Giants defeat Diamondbacks behind Panik, Samardzija

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Joe Panik had not swung at a 3-0 pitch in 38 previous major league opportunities, but this might start a trend. Panik's three-run home run on a 3-0 pitch in the sixth inning gave San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija all the support he needed in the Giants' 3-1 victory over..." May 14

  • Giants finally beat Greinke in 12th attempt

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It took a Giant village to beat Zack Greinke, but San Francisco got it done. Joe Panik homered, Johnny Cueto won his fifth game and Javier Lopez induced a game-ending groundout with the bases loaded in the Giants' 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on..." May 13

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Chip Hale: Nick Ahmed is 'our shortstop'

    Arizona Republic "It was a situation that normally calls for a pinch-hitter. The Diamondbacks trailed the San Francisco Giants 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning with a runner on third, two outs and pitcher Zack Greinke, who already had thrown 104 pitches, due up. But Greinke already had smoked a double..." May 13

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Rockies pull out of home skid after losing big lead

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- It wasn't easy, but the Colorado Rockies ended their slide at Coors Field with an 8-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The Rockies blew a 7-1 lead before Nolan Arenado homered with two outs in the eighth inning to salvage the victory. Arenado's 13th home run..." May 11

  • De La Rosa, D-backs dump Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A dominant start by Rubby De La Rosa enabled the Arizona Diamondbacks to beat Colorado 5-1 Tuesday night and add to the Rockies' misery at home. The victory was the fifth straight for the Diamondbacks, who will try to sweep the three-game series Wednesday. The Rockies lost..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Is something wrong with Josh Collmenter?

    Venom Strikes "Josh Collmenter labored through Spring Training before being placed on the DL with a shoulder injury in late March. Now, he’s laboring through the minor leagues as he inches closer to his return. In two rehab appearances totalling 3.2 innings of work at the Single-A level, Collmenter has..." May 11

  • Diamondbacks Stewart downplays interest in Lincecum

    MLB.com "The D-backs had multiple scouts as well as senior vice president/assistant general manager De Jon Watson at free agent Tim Lincecum's showcase Saturday in Scottsdale, but it does not sound like they will be in the running to sign the right-hander. "I'll get a little bit more detail from De Jon..." May 10

  • Five-run inning pushes D-backs past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Arizona Diamondbacks struck for five runs with two outs in the fifth, and they rode that go-ahead uprising Monday night to a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. Jean Segura began the fateful rally with a homer, and Jake Lamb, who had four RBIs, delivered the key hit, a..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Diamondbacks agree to minor league contract with veteran OF Michael Bourn

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks’ outfield took a significant hit before the season began when All-Star centerfielder A.J. Pollock landed on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Since then, their outfield has been a mix-and-match of players, many of whose natural positions are somewhere in the..." May 10

  • Willie Bloomquist joins the Diamondbacks front office

    Hardball Talk "Just got a press release from the Arizona Diamondbacks: they’ve named Willie Bloomquist Special Assistant to Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall. Bloomquist will work on both the baseball and business sides of the organization, attending community events, meeting with corporate partners..." May 10

  • Angels, ChiSox, D’Backs, Giants Showing Early Interest In Tim Lincecum

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels, Diamondbacks, Giants and White Sox are the four teams who have been the quickest to show interest in Tim Lincecum, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. The Padres are also expected to join the hunt to sign the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Given that the majority of MLB teams had..." May 09

  • Herrmann's two homers send D'backs past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA – Chris Herrmann called his mother on Sunday morning to wish her "Happy Mother's Day." He didn't promise her a hit, much less a home run, but he should have. The catcher hit a pair of home runs, including a two-run shot in the 11th inning, to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-3 win..." May 08

  • Miller finally earns first win with Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It took a trip back to Atlanta for Shelby Miller to get his first victory with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miller allowed four hits in six innings against his former team and the Diamondbacks added to the Braves' woes with a 4-2 victory on Saturday night. "It feels nice to..." May 07

  • Diamondbacks loosen up, end six-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Arizona Diamondbacks, riding a six-game losing streak, decided to change their luck with a different approach. They loosened up the atmosphere in the clubhouse and put their best pitcher on the mound. Both decisions worked out. Outfielder David Peralta selected the..." May 07

  • Marlins complete sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins are doing things they have rarely -- and in some cases -- never done before. Adam Conley pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings and the Miami bullpen kept up its brilliant work of late as the Marlins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 on Thursday night, sweeping the..." May 05

  • Diamondbacks monitoring Patrick Corbin late in games

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale says the club has noticed left-hander Patrick Corbin’s stuff diminishing late in his recent outings, something Hale believes will correct itself once Corbin rebuilds his endurance. Corbin missed with his location and his velocity dropped a couple of ticks as he..." May 05

  • Tony La Russa douses report DBacks manager Chip Hale is under fire

    Fox Sports "One week ago, the Diamondbacks were 12-12, a half-game out of first place in the NL West. Since then, they've dropped five straight, getting swept at home by the Rockies, then losing two in Miami. Tony La Russa, the DBacks' chief baseball officer, told FOX Sports on Thursday that he views the..." May 05

  • Shelby Miller Looking Early on to Be One of Worst MLB Trades in Decades

    Bleacher Report "Shelby Miller could throw a no-hitter in his next start. He could rip off a streak of run-suppressing dominance and propel the Arizona Diamondbacks to the top of the National League West standings. Those things could happen, and if they do, what you're about to read will seem silly and alarmist..." May 05

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Fox Sports: Curt Schilling Approached Us, But We Passed

    Deadspin "When he isn’t sharing shitty Facebook memes and complaining about people scolding him for sharing shitty Facebook memes, former ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling is looking for a job. Fox Sports, the most obvious destination, doesn’t want him. Last Friday, I asked Fox Sports if they were..." May 03

  • Dave Stewart says Shelby Miller feeling pressure to live up to trade

    ESPN "Shelby Miller is still without a win a month into his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team's general manager thinks the right-hander is putting too much pressure on himself after being the centerpiece of a major December trade. Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart told SiriusXM MLB..." May 02

  • Arenado powers Rockies to sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis searched for one of an endless supply of superlatives to describe teammate Nolan Arenado. "Incredible. I don't know how many words there are to describe him but that's one," said Bettis, who provided a solid start in the Rockies' 6-3 win..." May 01

  • Story adds chapter to highlights as Rockies down Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Whether facing a Cy Young runner-up or a closer with one of the tougher sinkers in the game, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story keeps on hitting. Story hit a two-run triple with one out in the top of the ninth to lift the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on..." May 01

  • D-Backs GM: Miller feeling 'pressure' of blockbuster trade

    The Score "When you get traded for the kid taken first overall in the MLB draft less than seven months earlier, you're bound to feel a bit of pressure to perform for your new club. According to Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart, such is the case for Shelby Miller, who owns an 8.69 ERA in five..." May 01

  • Story powers Rockies over D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado rookie Trevor Story broke two major league records the last time he visited Chase Field. On his second visit, he tied two more. Story hit his 10th homer of the season in the Rockies' 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday at Chase Field, tying Chicago White..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • D-backs' De La Rosa dominates Cards

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Rubby De La Rosa has never been more dominant, and both sides could see Thursday. De La Rosa struck out a career-high 10 and gave up only two singles and two walks in seven innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Wainwright's triple helps lift Cardinals past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- As Adam Wainwright walked to the plate with the bases loaded in a one-run game Wednesday, he told himself he was in a game-changing situation. Then he proved it. Right-hander Wainwright's three-run triple keyed a five-run sixth inning and gave St. Louis a 7-3 lead in an 11-4..." April 28

  • Curt Schilling Claims ESPN Employs ‘Some Of The Biggest Racists In Sports Commentary’

    Uproxx "After trying repeated slaps on the wrist for previous wrongdoings, ESPN finally fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling last week for yet another offensive post on social media, this time targeting transgender people. Schilling spoke out a few days after his termination, but the commentary was..." April 28

  • Moss, Cardinals dump Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brandon Moss made it difficult on himself in two-out situations last season. This time around, he is transferring that trouble to opposing pitchers. Moss' two-out, three-run home run capped a five-run fifth inning in the Cardinals' 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at..." April 27

  • Segura collects four hits as D-backs dump Cards

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Even before he came to Arizona, Jean Segura liked hitting in Chase Field. Imagine how he feels now. Segura had four hits Monday, including a three-run homer that keyed a nine-run sixth inning in the Diamondbacks' 12-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, improving his batting..." April 26

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