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Henry returns to mound as rotation bid begins

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 23, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It wasn't until he was warming up in the bullpen, down the left field line, to start Friday afternoon's game against the Rockies at Salt River Fields that it hit Tommy Henry. "I realized it would be the first time [pitching] in a stadium setting since August,"

Injuries & Moves: D-backs sign Almora and Garlick to Minor League deals

February 23, 2024

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Here's what Lovullo is watching in Cactus League play

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 22, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs will open Cactus League play Friday afternoon against the Rockies at Salt River Fields beginning at 1:10 p.m. MST (watch free on MLB.TV). Left-hander Tommy Henry will get the start for the D-backs instead of the previously listed Eduardo Rodriguez. Instead, Rodriguez will throw a

Stream in-market D-backs games live in 2024

@bmags94
February 22, 2024

Major League Baseball has announced an in-market streaming option to watch the D-backs during the 2024 MLB season.

D-backs limiting Kelly's spring workload in hopes of deep run

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 21, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Merrill Kelly knows that every regular season game matters. It was a lesson the D-backs right-hander and his Arizona teammates were reminded of last year when they qualified for the postseason by a single game. But Kelly and the D-backs are also aware that innings thrown in

Lawlar's 'invaluable' experience fueling Opening Day dreams

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 21, 2024

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Top power-hitting prospects -- one from each team

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 21, 2024

Slugging percentage, isolated slugging percentage, exit velocity, hard-hit rate, barrel percentage, good old-fashioned dingers. Power is one of the most qualitative, and thus easiest to measure, tools in the game of baseball. It’s also one of the most tantalizing and mesmerizing as tape-measure shots draw the most oohs and aahs

Following stellar postseason, Pfaadt aims to take leap

February 20, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Brandon Pfaadt faced hitters for the first time this spring in a live batting practice session on Tuesday, the next step in building on his strong finish to 2023 that has him entrenched in the Diamondbacks’ starting rotation. “You always want to take the next step, and

D-backs begin camp filled with October expectations

Front office discusses roster upgrades, payroll and more as Spring Training gets underway
@SteveGilbertMLB
February 19, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Last spring, D-backs managing general partner Ken Kendrick was hopeful that his team would make the postseason. This year, as Arizona went through its first full-squad workout of the spring, Kendrick had a different feeling. “This year, I think we expect to play October baseball, and if

Exploring options: candidates for D-backs backup shortstop

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 18, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- There is no doubt about who the starting shortstop is for the Arizona Diamondbacks. “[Geraldo] Perdomo is going to be our starting shortstop,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. “He's earned that right. He's a great shortstop that's growing and learning offensively.” Perdomo made the All-Star team last

Lovullo has Super Bowl Sundae epiphany

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 17, 2024

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Grichuk agrees to 1-year deal with D-backs

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 17, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Less than 24 hours after saying he was still looking to add another bat, D-backs GM Mike Hazen did just that as the team agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Randal Grichuk on a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2025. Grichuk will earn $1.5 million

Hazen says D-backs may not be done adding, eyeing encore in '24 

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 16, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- D-backs general manager Mike Hazen met with the media Friday following the team’s third pitcher/catcher workout of the spring. Here is what you need to know about what he said: The D-backs might not be done adding players With a number of free-agent bats still unsigned, Hazen

D-backs ready to show off top prospects at Spring Breakout

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 15, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Count the Diamondbacks among the teams that are excited about the debut of Spring Breakout next month, in which baseball’s future stars will be showcased. Each Major League club will field a team of top prospects to play against the top prospects from another organization in an

Here's everything you need to know about Spring Breakout

@SamDykstraMiLB
February 15, 2024

One of the great joys of the annual All-Star Futures Game is the chance to put some of the game’s top prospects on one field in the middle of the summer and let them show off the tools that make them the future of baseball. But what if instead of

D-backs aim to 'finish the job' after Series visit

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 14, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It was not hard to notice a difference at Salt River Fields as the defending National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitchers and catchers went through their first workout of the spring. Covering the entire wall in the hallway that separates the Major and Minor League sides of

3 key D-backs storylines this spring

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 14, 2024

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Projecting the D-backs' 2024 Opening Day roster

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 12, 2024

PHOENIX -- Predicting the Opening Day roster is never easy, but it’s even harder to do before camp opens and harder still when you factor in the competition for bench and bullpen spots that are expected in D-backs camp. Keeping all that in mind, here’s a look at what Arizona’s

The prospect to watch at D-backs camp

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 14, 2024

Spring won't officially arrive for another month, but Spring Training has. Pitchers and catchers officially have reported and the remainder of the position players will do so early next week. Let the competition for big league jobs begin! Below, we identify an interesting prospect in each organization who’s vying for

Breaking down every team's impact offseason moves

February 14, 2024

MLB’s offseason has been dominated by headline-grabbing superstar signings and blockbuster trades, so it’s understandable if some of your favorite teams’ moves went under the radar. To help you out, here is a list of each team’s offseason moves, breaking down who has left and who’s been acquired for all

Every ranked prospect in big league camp

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JoeTrezz and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 13, 2024

You see it every Spring Training. Invited to Major League camp, there are always prospects who shine so bright under the Florida or Arizona sun that they force their organizations' hand. Given a chance, they swing or pitch their way onto a big league roster or simply make a splash,

1 key Spring Training storyline for each team

February 12, 2024

We've made it through another offseason and Spring Training is finally at hand. With the opening of camps in Arizona and Florida comes a plethora of storylines across baseball as each club prepares for Opening Day. Here's a look at one key storyline for each team as Spring Training gets

Crystal ball: Each team's top prospect in 2026

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 7, 2024

MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list and our team Top 30 lists are ever-changing rankings. We update them several times a year, including replacing players once they graduate. That seems like it’s happening more and more quickly these days and the 2024 season shouldn’t be much different considering eight of

D-backs' new righty just on cusp of Majors

@SteveGilbertMLB
February 5, 2024

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