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D-backs recall Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno. The D-backs now have 36 players on their active roster and the 40-man remains at 40.
 
Barrett, 27, has appeared in 5 games in 3 stints with the D-backs this season, posting a 5.06 ERA (3 ER in 5.1 IP) with 5 strikeouts. He has limited right-handed hitters to a .189 average (7-for-37) with 7 strikeouts in his last 16 outings since August 27, 2017. 
 
Barrett was 4-0 with 8 saves and a 2.87 ERA (17 ER in 53.1 IP), 67 strikeouts and a .195 opponent average in 42 games with the Aces this season. He averaged 11.31 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings, and held left-handers to a .149 average with 37 strikeouts.
 
Barrett, in 101 career games with Arizona, is 2-3 with 4 saves, a 4.03 ERA (41 ER in 91.2 IP), 10 holds, 87 strikeouts and a .237 opponent average.

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno. The D-backs now have 36 players on their active roster and the 40-man remains at 40.
 
Barrett, 27, has appeared in 5 games in 3 stints with the D-backs this season, posting a 5.06 ERA (3 ER in 5.1 IP) with 5 strikeouts. He has limited right-handed hitters to a .189 average (7-for-37) with 7 strikeouts in his last 16 outings since August 27, 2017. 
 
Barrett was 4-0 with 8 saves and a 2.87 ERA (17 ER in 53.1 IP), 67 strikeouts and a .195 opponent average in 42 games with the Aces this season. He averaged 11.31 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings, and held left-handers to a .149 average with 37 strikeouts.
 
Barrett, in 101 career games with Arizona, is 2-3 with 4 saves, a 4.03 ERA (41 ER in 91.2 IP), 10 holds, 87 strikeouts and a .237 opponent average.

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D-backs select Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno

Place Clay Buchholz on the 60-day disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected RHP Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno and placed RHP Clay Buchholz (right elbow flexor strain) on the 60-day disabled list. The D-backs have 35 players on their active roster and the 40-man remains at 40.
 
Delgado, 28, has appeared in 6 games for the D-backs this season, going 2-0 with a 5.14 ERA (4 ER in 7.0 IP), .250 opponent average and 2 strikeouts. He was designated for assignment by Arizona on July 25, released on July 31, and re-signed with the club on a Minor League contract on August 18. He was 0-1 with a 2.00 ERA (4 ER in 18.0 IP), .169 opponent average and 14 strikeouts in 13 appearances (1 start) for Reno this season, including a 0.93 ERA (1 ER in 9.2 IP), .147 opponent average and 7 strikeouts in 5 games after returning to the organization.
 
Delgado has gone 30-29 with 2 saves, a 4.10 ERA (245 ER in 538.1 IP), a .251 opponent average and 462 strikeouts in 267 career games (53 starts) over parts of 8 Major League seasons with the Atlanta Braves (2011-12) and D-backs (2013-current). His 19 wins as a reliever since joining Arizona are the third most in franchise history behind Brad Ziegler (22) and Byung-Hyun Kim (20), while his 258 strikeouts in relief rank fourth behind Kim (345), Jose Valverde (331) and David Hernandez (289), and his 213 appearances rank eighth.
 
Buchholz, 34, was 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA (22 ER in 98.1 IP), .220 opponent average and 81 strikeouts in 16 starts for the D-backs this season. He was a late scratch from his scheduled start on September 13 at Colorado Rockies. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected RHP Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno and placed RHP Clay Buchholz (right elbow flexor strain) on the 60-day disabled list. The D-backs have 35 players on their active roster and the 40-man remains at 40.
 
Delgado, 28, has appeared in 6 games for the D-backs this season, going 2-0 with a 5.14 ERA (4 ER in 7.0 IP), .250 opponent average and 2 strikeouts. He was designated for assignment by Arizona on July 25, released on July 31, and re-signed with the club on a Minor League contract on August 18. He was 0-1 with a 2.00 ERA (4 ER in 18.0 IP), .169 opponent average and 14 strikeouts in 13 appearances (1 start) for Reno this season, including a 0.93 ERA (1 ER in 9.2 IP), .147 opponent average and 7 strikeouts in 5 games after returning to the organization.
 
Delgado has gone 30-29 with 2 saves, a 4.10 ERA (245 ER in 538.1 IP), a .251 opponent average and 462 strikeouts in 267 career games (53 starts) over parts of 8 Major League seasons with the Atlanta Braves (2011-12) and D-backs (2013-current). His 19 wins as a reliever since joining Arizona are the third most in franchise history behind Brad Ziegler (22) and Byung-Hyun Kim (20), while his 258 strikeouts in relief rank fourth behind Kim (345), Jose Valverde (331) and David Hernandez (289), and his 213 appearances rank eighth.
 
Buchholz, 34, was 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA (22 ER in 98.1 IP), .220 opponent average and 81 strikeouts in 16 starts for the D-backs this season. He was a late scratch from his scheduled start on September 13 at Colorado Rockies. 

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Homestand Lineup | Sept. 17 - 26, 2018

Homestand highlighted by Childhood Cancer Awareness Night, Suns Night, Coyotes Night & Fan Appreciation Day

   MON., SEPT. 17 | 6:40 P.M. | CHICAGO CUBS    
 
SUNS NIGHT: The D-backs will host Suns Night and will highlight Suns players, Gorilla and Suns Dancers throughout the game. For more information, visit dbacks.com/suns.   
 
MYSTERY BALL: Fans can purchase grab bags ($40 each) with a 'Mystery Ball' inside signed by a current D-backs player or coach and can choose from more than 500 grab bags. Mystery Ball will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. 
 
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS TAKE THE FIELD: D-backs season ticket holders will "Take the Field" with D-backs players at every Monday home game prior to the National Anthem.
 
HITS FOR HEROES: Precision Air & Heating and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will present a check for $40,000 to MANA House during a special pregame ceremony. 
 
D-BACKS EXPRESS: The D-backs offer a hassle-free way to see a D-backs game for fans in Tucson. A luxury bus will pick up fans at the Foothills Mall in Tucson and drop off fans in front of Chase Field. Round-trip fares are $25 per person and leaves three hours before game time. For more information, visit dbacks.com/express.
 
National Anthem: Rodney Glassman
Ceremonial First Pitch: Safelite
 
TUES., SEPT. 18 | 6:40 P.M. | CHICAGO CUBS     
 
A-GAME ALL STARS: The D-backs will recognize 13 part-time employees for their hard work and dedication to the organization in a pregame ceremony that includes a photo with a D-backs executive and a D-backs player. 
 
National Anthem: Derick Sebastian
Ceremonial First Pitch: Brent Wise, Allstate Senior Regional Sales Leader
 
 WED., SEPT. 19 | 6:40 P.M. | CHICAGO CUBS   
 
BROADCAST FUNDRAISER: The D-backs and FOX Sports Arizona will team up during the television broadcast to raise money for the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Fans can make a $750 donation to receive a limited-edition, commemorative print signed by all the members of the 20th anniversary team and a $25 donation will receive a smaller, unsigned commemorative 20th anniversary team print. The fundraiser will begin during the FOX Sports Arizona pregame show and conclude 30 minutes after the final out of the game. Tune into the broadcast to find out how to make a donation. Fans will also have an opportunity to make donations at locations throughout the ballpark. For more information, visit dbacks.com/giveback. 
 
PLAY BALL EVENT: Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, is a Program of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, The Taylor Hooton Foundation, Henry Schein Cares, MLB Charities and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. PLAY is based upon raising awareness for steroid abuse and educate the youth about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. Valencia Newcomer School will participate in a number of stations on the field hosted by the D-backs Athletic Training Team and representatives from each organization. The event will conclude with a Q&A from Steven Souza, Jr. and will receive a goodie bag to take home. We will host 75-100 kids and take them through stations of agility, strength and conditioning and a home run station between 10 a.m. - noon at Chase Field
 
National Anthem: Corona Del Sol High School
Ceremonial First Pitch: Pepsi 
Ceremonial First Pitch: Patsy Lowry
 
 FRI., SEPT. 21 | 6:40 P.M. | COLORADO ROCKIES   
 
COYOTES NIGHT: The D-backs will host Arizona Coyotes Night and Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Coyotes players, Howler and Paw Patrol will participate in several activities throughout the night. Fans can receive a discounted Baseline Box or bleacher ticket for Coyotes Night by visiting dbacks.com/coyotes. 
 
CHOIR ANTHEM: More than 300 students from various choirs across the Valley will perform the national anthem from the warning track. 
 
MOST VALUABLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR, supported by Papa John's: The D-backs and Papa John's will recognize this year's Most Valuable Teacher during a special pregame recognition. Parents and students nominated their favorite teacher to receive a $5,000 grant and be honored at a D-backs game in 2018. For more information, visit dbacks.com/mvt.  
 
SWIM SAFETY: The D-backs and Safelite AutoGlass will recognize kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs and instructors Phoenix Swim Club who have participated in this year's Swim Safety program during a special pregame recognition. 
 
99 CENTS ONLY STORES: The D-backs and 99 Cents Only Stores have teamed up to help provide Valencia Newcomer School with school supplies for the 2018-19 school year, as well as items for their prize vault at the school. In September, Jon Jay participated in a shopping spree at a local 99 Cents Only Stores to bring awareness to Valencia's need. Prior to the game, the D-backs will share a video recap with fans of this program coming to life.
 
GONZO'S HOMETOWN HEROES: The D-backs will recognize three heroes, including American Airlines employee Mike Glass who saved a passenger's life in Seattle by using an AED. The heroes will be recognized on the field alongside Luis Gonzalez and will receive a D-backs jersey and gift bag. 
 
SAT., SEPT. 22 | 5:10 P.M. | COLORADO ROCKIES  
 
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT: The D-backs will raise awareness for childhood cancer through several pre-game and in-game activities. Patients from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital will take the field with the players prior to the game, and participate in various in-game activities. D-backs players and coaches will also wear gold-colored ribbons on their uniforms in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Prior to the game the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Paul and Amy Goldschmidt on behalf of Goldy's Fund 4 Kids, and Emily and Zack Greinke on behalf of the Greinke Family Foundation, will present checks to Phoenix Children's Hospital.
 
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS PACK: The first 500 fans to purchase this special ticket package will receive a D-backs Childhood Cancer Awareness hat and $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to participating organizations that support childhood cancer research and services for families. For more information, visit dbacks.com/childhoodcancer. 
 
NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY: The D-backs will recognize members of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) in a special pregame ceremony. The NBTS is committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who might be diagnosed tomorrow.
 
SWIM PACK: Fans can purchase a special Swim Pack ticket package that includes a game ticket and a limited-edition D-backs Swim Cap. For more information, visit dbacks.com/swim.  
 
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ALUMNI: More than 1,500 alumni from the University of Phoenix will attend the game. 
 
ARIZONA LOTTERY: The D-backs will recognize the 10 finalists of an Arizona Lottery statewide promotion and one lucky winner will receive a $1 million check. 
 
UNITED HEALTHCARE PACK THE HOUSE: More than 75 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare will pack Bags of Hope during the 3rd inning of the game on the Upper Level of Chase Field. The Bags of Hope will be delivered to underserved children in the Phoenix Community. With this event, the UnitedHealthcare team will hit its goal of "Packing the House" by providing more than 49,000 meals to underserved children in Phoenix, one for each seat at Chase Field. Prior to the game, the D-backs and UnitedHealthcare will present a check to Kitchen on the Street for $20,000 to help with costs of providing food for the Bags of Hope program.
 
FRY'S DIAMOND DAYS PROGRAM: Fry's Food Stores and the USO will treat members from the Marine Corp Air Station in Yuma to the game. 
 
CHOIR ANTHEM: More than 300 students from various choirs across the Valley will perform the national anthem from the warning track. 
 
D-BACKS EXPRESS: The D-backs offer a hassle-free way to see a D-backs game for fans in Tucson. A luxury bus will pick up fans at the Foothills Mall in Tucson and drop off fans in front of Chase Field. Round-trip fares are $25 per person and leaves three hours before game time. For more information, visit dbacks.com/express.
 
Ceremonial First Pitch: Pepsi
Color Guard: Knights of Columbus 
 
SUN., SEPT. 23 | 1:10 P.M. | COLORADO ROCKIES  
 
FAN APPRECIATION DAY: The D-backs have teamed up with several partners to offer fans special promotions throughout the game as a thank you for their support throughout the entire season. All fans can enjoy special discounts on merchandise and concessions throughout Chase Field all weekend long. One lucky fan will be chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
 
20-YEAR D-BACKS TEAM PLAYERS: The D-backs will recognize Team Players who have worked for the team for all 20 seasons. 
 
WIVES FAVORITE THINGS CHECK PRESENTATION: D-backs wives and girlfriends of current players and coaches put together baskets full of their "Favorite Things" and included autographed memorabilia available for auction. The auction proceeds will be presented to The Singletons, an Arizona non-profit dedicated to providing support to single parent families affected by cancer.
 
GILA RIVER CASINOS GAME NIGHT CAR GIVEAWAY: The D-backs and Gila River Casinos will give away a 2018 Ford Echosport, courtesy of Sanderson Ford, to one lucky D-backs fan. Finalists won the opportunity while playing the Gila River Casinos Game Night at D-backs home games throughout the season.
 
ALL FANS RUN THE BASES FOR PCH: All fans are invited to run the bases after the game and can line up on the ramps near section 110 immediately following the game. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will donate $1 to Phoenix Children's Hospital for everyone that crosses home plate. 
 
SMILE GENERATION KIDS TAKE THE FIELD: Kids ages 7-15 can enter for the chance to "Take the Field" with D-backs players at every Sunday home game prior to the National Anthem.
 
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Fans can enjoy the game with their canine friend from the PetSmart Patio. Fans can use the PetSmart Dog Park and treat their dog to doggy concession favorites such as doggy ice cream. PetSmart will also have adoptable dogs on site for fans to find a forever home for the pups. For more information, visit dbacks.com/dogdays.  
 
COLD STONE KIDS SUNDAYS: Each Sunday home game, one winner is selected to deliver the lineup card to the umpires with a D-backs coach before the game and deliver Cold Stone Ice Cream to the D-backs' broadcast booths. 
 
SANDERSON FORD CRONISTA INFANTIL: The D-backs and Sanderson Ford will host the next Cronista Infantil as a guest on the D-backs' Spanish radio broadcast alongside Oscar Soria and Rodrigo Lopez during the game. Kids ages 10-14 are encouraged to sign up and audition to become the next Sanderson Ford Cronista Infantil by visiting losdbacks.com/kids.  
 
D-BACKS KIDS CLUB, presented by Danzeisen Dairy: The Kids Club is a free program for kids 15 & younger that rewards members with prizes for each game they attend, including a complimentary ticket to Sunday home games. Fans can register at Chase Field in the Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot, or online at dbacks.com/kidsclub.
 
D-BACKS EXPRESS: The D-backs offer a hassle-free way to see a D-backs game for fans in Tucson. A luxury bus will pick up fans at the Foothills Mall in Tucson and drop off fans in front of Chase Field. Round-trip fares are $25 per person and leaves three hours before game time. For more information, visit dbacks.com/express.
 
National Anthem & Color Guard: Casa Grande Union High School
 
 MON., SEPT. 24 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS   
 
A-GAME ALL STARS -- Rookies of the Year
: The D-backs will recognize 13 part-time employees as Rookies of the Year for their hard work and dedication to the organization in a pregame ceremony that includes a photo with a D-backs executive and a D-backs player.
 
National Anthem: Chandler Children's Choir
Ceremonial First Pitch: Pablito Cejudo
 
TUES., SEPT. 25 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS   
 
A-GAME ALL STARS -- MVPs: The D-backs will recognize 13 part-time employees as MVPs for their hard work and dedication to the organization in a pregame ceremony that includes a photo with a D-backs executive and a D-backs player.
 
MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: The D-backs will recognize the organization's Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year during a pregame ceremony featuring awards presented by D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen and D-backs Vice President of Player Development Mike Bell. 
 
PLAY BALL FUND: As part of the on-going D-backs Give Back charitable efforts, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will recognize Play Ball grant recipients during a special pregame ceremony on the field. Throughout the season, the Play Ball Fund, supported by Chase, will award teams, leagues and organizations $1,000 in grants for equipment, training resources and more. The D-backs will present up to 10 grants per month totaling $10,000. To apply for a Play Ball grant, visit dbacks.com/playball. 
 
National Anthem: Kyrene Aprende Middle School 
Ceremonial First Pitch: Alexa Zowine
 
WED., SEPT. 26 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS  
 
DANIEL BRYAN FIRST PITCH: WWE Super Star Daniel Bryan will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Bryan will be at the game in promotion of WWE's Royal Rumble, which will be held at Chase Field on January 27, 2019.
 
BREAK A BAT, PLANT A TREE: The Arizona Diamondbacks and Mattamy Homes will host a pregame check presentation for the Phoenix City Parks. As part of the Break A Bat, Plant A Tree program, each time a D-backs pitcher broke the bat of an opposing player during the 2018 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Mattamy Homes made a charitable contribution that will provide shade trees in Phoenix city parks and surrounding communities. With more than 200 bats broken this season, the D-backs and Mattamy Homes will be donating $10,000 toward the purchase of trees for City of Phoenix Parks.
 
LUIS GONZALEZ AWARD: The D-backs and Luis Gonzalez will present a D-backs player with the fourth annual Luis Gonzalez Award prior to the game. The award is given to the D-backs player who best exemplifies the talents, spirit and heart of the D-backs legend both on and off the field, as voted by his teammates and coaches.
 
National Anthem: Valley Youth Theater
Ceremonial First Pitch: Ron Goodson, Pepsi Regional General Manager
 
 COMMUNITY EVENTS   
 
SCIENCE OF BASEBALL TEACHER TRAINING, presented by Chase & Insight -- Sept. 15: More than 50 teachers from across the Valley will take part in a Science of Baseball teacher training course taught by University of Arizona professor Ricardo Valerdi from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Chase Field. Each teacher will receive a curriculum booklet as well as a supply kit to teach the Science of Baseball in their school. 
 
D-BACKS URBAN GARDEN HARVEST -- Sept. 20: The D-backs and United HealthCare will bring in kids from Capital School to help harvest the urban garden located at the North West corner of Chase Field. The harvest will begin at 8 a.m. 
 
D-BACKS SCHOOL CHALLENGE presented by UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX: The D-backs and University of Phoenix are giving away $100,000 to benefit schools across Arizona. Twenty schools will be selected and will receive $5,000 to help improve their school. The deadline to apply is Sept. 28. Schools can apply for the grant online at dbacks.com/schoolchallenge.
 
20th ANNIVERSARY EXPERIENCE: Fans are encouraged to check out the 20th Anniversary Experience at every D-backs home game at Chase Field. The Experience is a 2,000 square-foot exhibit at Chase Field, located on the main concourse in right field behind the Coors Light Strike Zone. It features historic artifacts, memorabilia and photography celebrating the team's history and a wall featuring baseballs signed by nearly all D-backs players and coaches. The Experience also includes a showcase of the team's 2001 World Series championship and each Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Cy Young Award won by a D-backs player. For more information, visit dbacks.com/experience. 
 
D-BACKS AUTHENTICS: The D-backs sell game-used and authenticated merchandise ranging from game-used bases, jerseys, bats, balls and lineup cards to autographed merchandise. A portion of the proceeds from D-backs Authentics sales benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. D-backs Authentics will be located at section 134 on the main concourse or on Twitter @DbacksAuthentic.  
 
D-BACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY YOUTH CLINICS: D-backs Baseball Academy coaches will host two free clinics for kids at Futures Field located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot at each D-backs home game starting one hour before first pitch and at the end of the fourth inning.
 
SOL LA TERRAZA: Fans can enjoy a Latin vibe in the Upper Right Field Concourse at every Friday, Saturday and Sunday home game, which includes specialized décor, Latin music and authentic regional food and La Carreta de Lily. Fans can enjoy piñatas in La Terraza on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit dbacks.com/laterraza. 
 
D-BACKS GIVE BACK 50/50 RAFFLE, supported by Arizona Lottery: Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are available every D-backs home game and can be purchased from roving sellers in the stands, at raffle kiosk locations along the concourse or fans watching the game from home can participate by visiting dbacks.com/5050raffle. One lucky fan will win half the jackpot each game with the other half will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation's youth sports initiatives.
 
 TICKET SPECIALS   
 
2019 SEASON TICKETS: Guarantee seats for next year's D-backs games against the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees with the purchase of a 2019 Season Ticket Plan. Choose from a full, half, weekend or series plan. For more info and to view the 2019 schedule, visit dbacks.com/seasontickets. 
 
D-BACKS VALUE PACK: Ticket packages start at $25 and include a game ticket, one hot dog and a regular Pepsi. For more information, visit dbacks.com/value.
 
MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS DISCOUNTS, presented by GEICO: The D-backs and GEICO will offer up to 50 percent off single-game ticket prices for all military active duty, reserve, retired and veterans, as well as active or retired fire and police personnel with valid ID. All-You-Can-Eat tickets are excluded from this offer and can only be redeemed for up to four tickets. For more information, visit dbacks.com/military. 
 
MOBILE TICKETING: Fans can access and manage their game day tickets directly from a smartphone by downloading the MLB Ballpark App. Ballpark is the D-backs' Ticket Hub where fans have access to tickets, the Chase Field Concessions guide, exclusive check-in offers, and more. Visit dbacks.com/ballparkapp.  

   MON., SEPT. 17 | 6:40 P.M. | CHICAGO CUBS    
 
SUNS NIGHT: The D-backs will host Suns Night and will highlight Suns players, Gorilla and Suns Dancers throughout the game. For more information, visit dbacks.com/suns.   
 
MYSTERY BALL: Fans can purchase grab bags ($40 each) with a 'Mystery Ball' inside signed by a current D-backs player or coach and can choose from more than 500 grab bags. Mystery Ball will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. 
 
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS TAKE THE FIELD: D-backs season ticket holders will "Take the Field" with D-backs players at every Monday home game prior to the National Anthem.
 
HITS FOR HEROES: Precision Air & Heating and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will present a check for $40,000 to MANA House during a special pregame ceremony. 
 
D-BACKS EXPRESS: The D-backs offer a hassle-free way to see a D-backs game for fans in Tucson. A luxury bus will pick up fans at the Foothills Mall in Tucson and drop off fans in front of Chase Field. Round-trip fares are $25 per person and leaves three hours before game time. For more information, visit dbacks.com/express.
 
National Anthem: Rodney Glassman
Ceremonial First Pitch: Safelite
 
TUES., SEPT. 18 | 6:40 P.M. | CHICAGO CUBS     
 
A-GAME ALL STARS: The D-backs will recognize 13 part-time employees for their hard work and dedication to the organization in a pregame ceremony that includes a photo with a D-backs executive and a D-backs player. 
 
National Anthem: Derick Sebastian
Ceremonial First Pitch: Brent Wise, Allstate Senior Regional Sales Leader
 
 WED., SEPT. 19 | 6:40 P.M. | CHICAGO CUBS   
 
BROADCAST FUNDRAISER: The D-backs and FOX Sports Arizona will team up during the television broadcast to raise money for the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Fans can make a $750 donation to receive a limited-edition, commemorative print signed by all the members of the 20th anniversary team and a $25 donation will receive a smaller, unsigned commemorative 20th anniversary team print. The fundraiser will begin during the FOX Sports Arizona pregame show and conclude 30 minutes after the final out of the game. Tune into the broadcast to find out how to make a donation. Fans will also have an opportunity to make donations at locations throughout the ballpark. For more information, visit dbacks.com/giveback. 
 
PLAY BALL EVENT: Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, is a Program of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, The Taylor Hooton Foundation, Henry Schein Cares, MLB Charities and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. PLAY is based upon raising awareness for steroid abuse and educate the youth about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. Valencia Newcomer School will participate in a number of stations on the field hosted by the D-backs Athletic Training Team and representatives from each organization. The event will conclude with a Q&A from Steven Souza, Jr. and will receive a goodie bag to take home. We will host 75-100 kids and take them through stations of agility, strength and conditioning and a home run station between 10 a.m. - noon at Chase Field
 
National Anthem: Corona Del Sol High School
Ceremonial First Pitch: Pepsi 
Ceremonial First Pitch: Patsy Lowry
 
 FRI., SEPT. 21 | 6:40 P.M. | COLORADO ROCKIES   
 
COYOTES NIGHT: The D-backs will host Arizona Coyotes Night and Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Coyotes players, Howler and Paw Patrol will participate in several activities throughout the night. Fans can receive a discounted Baseline Box or bleacher ticket for Coyotes Night by visiting dbacks.com/coyotes. 
 
CHOIR ANTHEM: More than 300 students from various choirs across the Valley will perform the national anthem from the warning track. 
 
MOST VALUABLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR, supported by Papa John's: The D-backs and Papa John's will recognize this year's Most Valuable Teacher during a special pregame recognition. Parents and students nominated their favorite teacher to receive a $5,000 grant and be honored at a D-backs game in 2018. For more information, visit dbacks.com/mvt.  
 
SWIM SAFETY: The D-backs and Safelite AutoGlass will recognize kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs and instructors Phoenix Swim Club who have participated in this year's Swim Safety program during a special pregame recognition. 
 
99 CENTS ONLY STORES: The D-backs and 99 Cents Only Stores have teamed up to help provide Valencia Newcomer School with school supplies for the 2018-19 school year, as well as items for their prize vault at the school. In September, Jon Jay participated in a shopping spree at a local 99 Cents Only Stores to bring awareness to Valencia's need. Prior to the game, the D-backs will share a video recap with fans of this program coming to life.
 
GONZO'S HOMETOWN HEROES: The D-backs will recognize three heroes, including American Airlines employee Mike Glass who saved a passenger's life in Seattle by using an AED. The heroes will be recognized on the field alongside Luis Gonzalez and will receive a D-backs jersey and gift bag. 
 
SAT., SEPT. 22 | 5:10 P.M. | COLORADO ROCKIES  
 
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT: The D-backs will raise awareness for childhood cancer through several pre-game and in-game activities. Patients from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital will take the field with the players prior to the game, and participate in various in-game activities. D-backs players and coaches will also wear gold-colored ribbons on their uniforms in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Prior to the game the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Paul and Amy Goldschmidt on behalf of Goldy's Fund 4 Kids, and Emily and Zack Greinke on behalf of the Greinke Family Foundation, will present checks to Phoenix Children's Hospital.
 
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS PACK: The first 500 fans to purchase this special ticket package will receive a D-backs Childhood Cancer Awareness hat and $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to participating organizations that support childhood cancer research and services for families. For more information, visit dbacks.com/childhoodcancer. 
 
NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY: The D-backs will recognize members of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) in a special pregame ceremony. The NBTS is committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who might be diagnosed tomorrow.
 
SWIM PACK: Fans can purchase a special Swim Pack ticket package that includes a game ticket and a limited-edition D-backs Swim Cap. For more information, visit dbacks.com/swim.  
 
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ALUMNI: More than 1,500 alumni from the University of Phoenix will attend the game. 
 
ARIZONA LOTTERY: The D-backs will recognize the 10 finalists of an Arizona Lottery statewide promotion and one lucky winner will receive a $1 million check. 
 
UNITED HEALTHCARE PACK THE HOUSE: More than 75 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare will pack Bags of Hope during the 3rd inning of the game on the Upper Level of Chase Field. The Bags of Hope will be delivered to underserved children in the Phoenix Community. With this event, the UnitedHealthcare team will hit its goal of "Packing the House" by providing more than 49,000 meals to underserved children in Phoenix, one for each seat at Chase Field. Prior to the game, the D-backs and UnitedHealthcare will present a check to Kitchen on the Street for $20,000 to help with costs of providing food for the Bags of Hope program.
 
FRY'S DIAMOND DAYS PROGRAM: Fry's Food Stores and the USO will treat members from the Marine Corp Air Station in Yuma to the game. 
 
CHOIR ANTHEM: More than 300 students from various choirs across the Valley will perform the national anthem from the warning track. 
 
D-BACKS EXPRESS: The D-backs offer a hassle-free way to see a D-backs game for fans in Tucson. A luxury bus will pick up fans at the Foothills Mall in Tucson and drop off fans in front of Chase Field. Round-trip fares are $25 per person and leaves three hours before game time. For more information, visit dbacks.com/express.
 
Ceremonial First Pitch: Pepsi
Color Guard: Knights of Columbus 
 
SUN., SEPT. 23 | 1:10 P.M. | COLORADO ROCKIES  
 
FAN APPRECIATION DAY: The D-backs have teamed up with several partners to offer fans special promotions throughout the game as a thank you for their support throughout the entire season. All fans can enjoy special discounts on merchandise and concessions throughout Chase Field all weekend long. One lucky fan will be chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
 
20-YEAR D-BACKS TEAM PLAYERS: The D-backs will recognize Team Players who have worked for the team for all 20 seasons. 
 
WIVES FAVORITE THINGS CHECK PRESENTATION: D-backs wives and girlfriends of current players and coaches put together baskets full of their "Favorite Things" and included autographed memorabilia available for auction. The auction proceeds will be presented to The Singletons, an Arizona non-profit dedicated to providing support to single parent families affected by cancer.
 
GILA RIVER CASINOS GAME NIGHT CAR GIVEAWAY: The D-backs and Gila River Casinos will give away a 2018 Ford Echosport, courtesy of Sanderson Ford, to one lucky D-backs fan. Finalists won the opportunity while playing the Gila River Casinos Game Night at D-backs home games throughout the season.
 
ALL FANS RUN THE BASES FOR PCH: All fans are invited to run the bases after the game and can line up on the ramps near section 110 immediately following the game. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will donate $1 to Phoenix Children's Hospital for everyone that crosses home plate. 
 
SMILE GENERATION KIDS TAKE THE FIELD: Kids ages 7-15 can enter for the chance to "Take the Field" with D-backs players at every Sunday home game prior to the National Anthem.
 
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Fans can enjoy the game with their canine friend from the PetSmart Patio. Fans can use the PetSmart Dog Park and treat their dog to doggy concession favorites such as doggy ice cream. PetSmart will also have adoptable dogs on site for fans to find a forever home for the pups. For more information, visit dbacks.com/dogdays.  
 
COLD STONE KIDS SUNDAYS: Each Sunday home game, one winner is selected to deliver the lineup card to the umpires with a D-backs coach before the game and deliver Cold Stone Ice Cream to the D-backs' broadcast booths. 
 
SANDERSON FORD CRONISTA INFANTIL: The D-backs and Sanderson Ford will host the next Cronista Infantil as a guest on the D-backs' Spanish radio broadcast alongside Oscar Soria and Rodrigo Lopez during the game. Kids ages 10-14 are encouraged to sign up and audition to become the next Sanderson Ford Cronista Infantil by visiting losdbacks.com/kids.  
 
D-BACKS KIDS CLUB, presented by Danzeisen Dairy: The Kids Club is a free program for kids 15 & younger that rewards members with prizes for each game they attend, including a complimentary ticket to Sunday home games. Fans can register at Chase Field in the Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot, or online at dbacks.com/kidsclub.
 
D-BACKS EXPRESS: The D-backs offer a hassle-free way to see a D-backs game for fans in Tucson. A luxury bus will pick up fans at the Foothills Mall in Tucson and drop off fans in front of Chase Field. Round-trip fares are $25 per person and leaves three hours before game time. For more information, visit dbacks.com/express.
 
National Anthem & Color Guard: Casa Grande Union High School
 
 MON., SEPT. 24 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS   
 
A-GAME ALL STARS -- Rookies of the Year
: The D-backs will recognize 13 part-time employees as Rookies of the Year for their hard work and dedication to the organization in a pregame ceremony that includes a photo with a D-backs executive and a D-backs player.
 
National Anthem: Chandler Children's Choir
Ceremonial First Pitch: Pablito Cejudo
 
TUES., SEPT. 25 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS   
 
A-GAME ALL STARS -- MVPs: The D-backs will recognize 13 part-time employees as MVPs for their hard work and dedication to the organization in a pregame ceremony that includes a photo with a D-backs executive and a D-backs player.
 
MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: The D-backs will recognize the organization's Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year during a pregame ceremony featuring awards presented by D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen and D-backs Vice President of Player Development Mike Bell. 
 
PLAY BALL FUND: As part of the on-going D-backs Give Back charitable efforts, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will recognize Play Ball grant recipients during a special pregame ceremony on the field. Throughout the season, the Play Ball Fund, supported by Chase, will award teams, leagues and organizations $1,000 in grants for equipment, training resources and more. The D-backs will present up to 10 grants per month totaling $10,000. To apply for a Play Ball grant, visit dbacks.com/playball. 
 
National Anthem: Kyrene Aprende Middle School 
Ceremonial First Pitch: Alexa Zowine
 
WED., SEPT. 26 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS  
 
DANIEL BRYAN FIRST PITCH: WWE Super Star Daniel Bryan will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Bryan will be at the game in promotion of WWE's Royal Rumble, which will be held at Chase Field on January 27, 2019.
 
BREAK A BAT, PLANT A TREE: The Arizona Diamondbacks and Mattamy Homes will host a pregame check presentation for the Phoenix City Parks. As part of the Break A Bat, Plant A Tree program, each time a D-backs pitcher broke the bat of an opposing player during the 2018 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Mattamy Homes made a charitable contribution that will provide shade trees in Phoenix city parks and surrounding communities. With more than 200 bats broken this season, the D-backs and Mattamy Homes will be donating $10,000 toward the purchase of trees for City of Phoenix Parks.
 
LUIS GONZALEZ AWARD: The D-backs and Luis Gonzalez will present a D-backs player with the fourth annual Luis Gonzalez Award prior to the game. The award is given to the D-backs player who best exemplifies the talents, spirit and heart of the D-backs legend both on and off the field, as voted by his teammates and coaches.
 
National Anthem: Valley Youth Theater
Ceremonial First Pitch: Ron Goodson, Pepsi Regional General Manager
 
 COMMUNITY EVENTS   
 
SCIENCE OF BASEBALL TEACHER TRAINING, presented by Chase & Insight -- Sept. 15: More than 50 teachers from across the Valley will take part in a Science of Baseball teacher training course taught by University of Arizona professor Ricardo Valerdi from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Chase Field. Each teacher will receive a curriculum booklet as well as a supply kit to teach the Science of Baseball in their school. 
 
D-BACKS URBAN GARDEN HARVEST -- Sept. 20: The D-backs and United HealthCare will bring in kids from Capital School to help harvest the urban garden located at the North West corner of Chase Field. The harvest will begin at 8 a.m. 
 
D-BACKS SCHOOL CHALLENGE presented by UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX: The D-backs and University of Phoenix are giving away $100,000 to benefit schools across Arizona. Twenty schools will be selected and will receive $5,000 to help improve their school. The deadline to apply is Sept. 28. Schools can apply for the grant online at dbacks.com/schoolchallenge.
 
20th ANNIVERSARY EXPERIENCE: Fans are encouraged to check out the 20th Anniversary Experience at every D-backs home game at Chase Field. The Experience is a 2,000 square-foot exhibit at Chase Field, located on the main concourse in right field behind the Coors Light Strike Zone. It features historic artifacts, memorabilia and photography celebrating the team's history and a wall featuring baseballs signed by nearly all D-backs players and coaches. The Experience also includes a showcase of the team's 2001 World Series championship and each Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Cy Young Award won by a D-backs player. For more information, visit dbacks.com/experience. 
 
D-BACKS AUTHENTICS: The D-backs sell game-used and authenticated merchandise ranging from game-used bases, jerseys, bats, balls and lineup cards to autographed merchandise. A portion of the proceeds from D-backs Authentics sales benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. D-backs Authentics will be located at section 134 on the main concourse or on Twitter @DbacksAuthentic.  
 
D-BACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY YOUTH CLINICS: D-backs Baseball Academy coaches will host two free clinics for kids at Futures Field located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot at each D-backs home game starting one hour before first pitch and at the end of the fourth inning.
 
SOL LA TERRAZA: Fans can enjoy a Latin vibe in the Upper Right Field Concourse at every Friday, Saturday and Sunday home game, which includes specialized décor, Latin music and authentic regional food and La Carreta de Lily. Fans can enjoy piñatas in La Terraza on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit dbacks.com/laterraza. 
 
D-BACKS GIVE BACK 50/50 RAFFLE, supported by Arizona Lottery: Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are available every D-backs home game and can be purchased from roving sellers in the stands, at raffle kiosk locations along the concourse or fans watching the game from home can participate by visiting dbacks.com/5050raffle. One lucky fan will win half the jackpot each game with the other half will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation's youth sports initiatives.
 
 TICKET SPECIALS   
 
2019 SEASON TICKETS: Guarantee seats for next year's D-backs games against the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees with the purchase of a 2019 Season Ticket Plan. Choose from a full, half, weekend or series plan. For more info and to view the 2019 schedule, visit dbacks.com/seasontickets. 
 
D-BACKS VALUE PACK: Ticket packages start at $25 and include a game ticket, one hot dog and a regular Pepsi. For more information, visit dbacks.com/value.
 
MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS DISCOUNTS, presented by GEICO: The D-backs and GEICO will offer up to 50 percent off single-game ticket prices for all military active duty, reserve, retired and veterans, as well as active or retired fire and police personnel with valid ID. All-You-Can-Eat tickets are excluded from this offer and can only be redeemed for up to four tickets. For more information, visit dbacks.com/military. 
 
MOBILE TICKETING: Fans can access and manage their game day tickets directly from a smartphone by downloading the MLB Ballpark App. Ballpark is the D-backs' Ticket Hub where fans have access to tickets, the Chase Field Concessions guide, exclusive check-in offers, and more. Visit dbacks.com/ballparkapp.  

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D-backs acquire Patrick Kivlehan from Mets, select his contract from Triple-A Reno; transfer Jarrod Dyson to 60-day disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan (@PatrickKivlehan) from the New York Mets for cash considerations and selected his contract from Triple-A Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster, the D-backs transferred OF Jarrod Dyson to the 60-day disabled list (strained right groin). Arizona has 34 players on their active roster and the 40-man roster remains at 40. 
 
Kivlehan (pronounced: KIV-luh-han), 28, will wear No. 47. He split the 2018 season with Triple-A Louisville in the Cincinnati Reds' organization and Triple-A Las Vegas with the Mets, combining to hit .298 (118-for-396)/.359 OBP/.543 SLG with 29 doubles, 4 triples, 20 home runs, 71 RBI, 32 walks and 62 runs scored in 113 games. He ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in several offensive categories, including slugging pct. (3rd, .588), OPS (4th, .959), extra-base hits (T-8th, 53) and average (9th, .314). Over his final 38 games since July 20, Kivlehan batted .365 (50-for-137)/.432 OBP/.861 SLG with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 15 home runs, 38 RBI, 16 walks and 32 runs scored, leading all of Minor League Baseball in that time in extra-base hits (34), total bases (118), slugging pct. and OPS (1.294). 
 
Kivlehan has hit .206 (41-for-199)/.303 OBP/.392 SLG with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 28 RBI, 24 walks and 28 runs in 123 career Major League games with the San Diego Padres (2016) and Reds ('16-17). He has made 35 appearances (20 starts) in right field, 12 appearances (7 starts) in left, 12 appearances (0 starts) at first base, 7 appearances (5 starts) at third and 4 appearances (2 starts) in center. 
 
A native of Nyack, N.Y., Kivlehan was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Rutgers University. He played 4 seasons on the Scarlet Knights' football team as a defensive back and played just 1 season for the baseball team, winning Big East Conference Player of the Year after becoming the first player in league history to win the Triple Crown (.392 average, 14 home runs, 50 RBI) in 2012. 
 
Dyson, 34, has been on the disabled list since July 5. He batted .189 (39-for-206)/.282 OBP/.257 SLG with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 12 RBI in 67 games for the D-backs in 2018. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan (@PatrickKivlehan) from the New York Mets for cash considerations and selected his contract from Triple-A Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster, the D-backs transferred OF Jarrod Dyson to the 60-day disabled list (strained right groin). Arizona has 34 players on their active roster and the 40-man roster remains at 40. 
 
Kivlehan (pronounced: KIV-luh-han), 28, will wear No. 47. He split the 2018 season with Triple-A Louisville in the Cincinnati Reds' organization and Triple-A Las Vegas with the Mets, combining to hit .298 (118-for-396)/.359 OBP/.543 SLG with 29 doubles, 4 triples, 20 home runs, 71 RBI, 32 walks and 62 runs scored in 113 games. He ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in several offensive categories, including slugging pct. (3rd, .588), OPS (4th, .959), extra-base hits (T-8th, 53) and average (9th, .314). Over his final 38 games since July 20, Kivlehan batted .365 (50-for-137)/.432 OBP/.861 SLG with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 15 home runs, 38 RBI, 16 walks and 32 runs scored, leading all of Minor League Baseball in that time in extra-base hits (34), total bases (118), slugging pct. and OPS (1.294). 
 
Kivlehan has hit .206 (41-for-199)/.303 OBP/.392 SLG with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 28 RBI, 24 walks and 28 runs in 123 career Major League games with the San Diego Padres (2016) and Reds ('16-17). He has made 35 appearances (20 starts) in right field, 12 appearances (7 starts) in left, 12 appearances (0 starts) at first base, 7 appearances (5 starts) at third and 4 appearances (2 starts) in center. 
 
A native of Nyack, N.Y., Kivlehan was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Rutgers University. He played 4 seasons on the Scarlet Knights' football team as a defensive back and played just 1 season for the baseball team, winning Big East Conference Player of the Year after becoming the first player in league history to win the Triple Crown (.392 average, 14 home runs, 50 RBI) in 2012. 
 
Dyson, 34, has been on the disabled list since July 5. He batted .189 (39-for-206)/.282 OBP/.257 SLG with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 12 RBI in 67 games for the D-backs in 2018. 

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D-backs award Zac Almond and Kevin Ginkel Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named Rookie-Advanced Missoula C Zac Almond (@zacheryalmond) and Double-A Jackson RHP Kevin Ginkel (@ginks_sd) the organization's Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for August.
 
Almond, 22, hit .404 (38-for-94)/.447 OBP/.649 SLG with 8 doubles, 5 home runs, 20 RBI, 7 walks and 18 runs scored in 23 games for the Osprey in August, ranking among the Pioneer League leaders in average (3rd), home runs (T-3rd), on-base pct. (T-3rd), slugging pct. (4th), doubles (T-5th) and extra-base hits (6th, 13). A Pioneer League postseason All-Star, he reached base safely in 20 games last month and logged 12 multi-hit performances, including a 3-for-4 night with 2 homers and 3 RBI on August 22 vs. Grand Junction. A native of Richfield, N.C., the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was selected by the D-backs in the 35th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
 
Ginkel, 24, did not allow a run in 10 games (14.0 IP) in August, going 3-0 with 3 saves, 20 strikeouts, 3 walks and a .149 opponent average. He also ranked among the Southern League leaders in wins (T-6th) and saves (T-7th) last month. Following the season, Ginkel will pitch for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League. A native of San Diego, Calif., the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder was selected by the D-backs in the 22nd round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Arizona. 
 
Every month during the season, the D-backs' Player Development staff chooses the player and pitcher most deserving of the honors based on nominations from coaches at each affiliate along with input from the Minor League coordinators. Below is a list of the overall winners as well as player nominated by each affiliate:
 
AUG: OVERALL | RENO | JACKSON | VISALIA | KANE COUNTY
PLAYER: Zac Almond | Ildemaro Vargas | Marty Herum | Jazz Chisholm | Ryan Grotjohn
PITCHER: Kevin Ginkel | Taylor Clarke | Kevin Ginkel | Riley Smith | Lane Ratliff
 
AUG: HILLSBORO | MISSOULA | AZL D-BACKS | DSL 1 | DSL 2
PLAYER: Geraldo Perdomo | Zac Almond | David Garza | José Reyes | Alexander Hernandez
PITCHER: Chester Pimentel | Blake Workman | Ezequiel Da La Cruz | Eurys Henriquez | Gerald Ogando

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named Rookie-Advanced Missoula C Zac Almond (@zacheryalmond) and Double-A Jackson RHP Kevin Ginkel (@ginks_sd) the organization's Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for August.
 
Almond, 22, hit .404 (38-for-94)/.447 OBP/.649 SLG with 8 doubles, 5 home runs, 20 RBI, 7 walks and 18 runs scored in 23 games for the Osprey in August, ranking among the Pioneer League leaders in average (3rd), home runs (T-3rd), on-base pct. (T-3rd), slugging pct. (4th), doubles (T-5th) and extra-base hits (6th, 13). A Pioneer League postseason All-Star, he reached base safely in 20 games last month and logged 12 multi-hit performances, including a 3-for-4 night with 2 homers and 3 RBI on August 22 vs. Grand Junction. A native of Richfield, N.C., the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was selected by the D-backs in the 35th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
 
Ginkel, 24, did not allow a run in 10 games (14.0 IP) in August, going 3-0 with 3 saves, 20 strikeouts, 3 walks and a .149 opponent average. He also ranked among the Southern League leaders in wins (T-6th) and saves (T-7th) last month. Following the season, Ginkel will pitch for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League. A native of San Diego, Calif., the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder was selected by the D-backs in the 22nd round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Arizona. 
 
Every month during the season, the D-backs' Player Development staff chooses the player and pitcher most deserving of the honors based on nominations from coaches at each affiliate along with input from the Minor League coordinators. Below is a list of the overall winners as well as player nominated by each affiliate:
 
AUG: OVERALL | RENO | JACKSON | VISALIA | KANE COUNTY
PLAYER: Zac Almond | Ildemaro Vargas | Marty Herum | Jazz Chisholm | Ryan Grotjohn
PITCHER: Kevin Ginkel | Taylor Clarke | Kevin Ginkel | Riley Smith | Lane Ratliff
 
AUG: HILLSBORO | MISSOULA | AZL D-BACKS | DSL 1 | DSL 2
PLAYER: Geraldo Perdomo | Zac Almond | David Garza | José Reyes | Alexander Hernandez
PITCHER: Chester Pimentel | Blake Workman | Ezequiel Da La Cruz | Eurys Henriquez | Gerald Ogando

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D-backs to host Hispanic Heritage Day this Saturday

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks and @LosDbacks) will host Hispanic Heritage Day, presented by Bud Light, this Saturday at Chase Field. Hispanic Heritage Day will feature a pregame D-backs Fiesta, presented by APS, and the first 20,000 fans will receive a Ketel Marte Luchador bobblehead, courtesy of Pepsi.  
 
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the D-backs Fiesta that features fun giveaways, live music by Grupo Latido, Folklorico dancers, Mariachi performers, interactive games, inflatables, food trucks and the Budweiser Beer Garden Experience, benefitting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Located at Fourth St. and Jackson St., the D-backs Fiesta will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is free for fans of all ages. Fans can also check out oversized sugar skulls created by LORE Productions in SOL La Terraza and throughout the D-backs Fiesta, highlighting their upcoming Día de los Muertos Festival in the City of Scottsdale in November. Executives and mascots from la Liga Mexicana del Pacífico will be featured throughout the day at the D-backs Fiesta and during the game.
 
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day, D-backs players and coaches will wear Los D-backs jerseys for the 11th consecutive season, which will be available for purchase at D-backs Authentics at the end of the season. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all game-used items will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. D-backs players will also wear Ponle Acento shirts during batting practice.
 
During a special pregame ceremony, the D-backs will present the Pete García Hispanic Leadership Award to ASU Senior Vice President and General Counsel José Cárdenas. The award recognizes an individual for their advocacy, leadership and service to the Arizona community.
 
This Saturday is also Roberto Clemente Day and the D-backs will recognize the team's nominee, Paul Goldschmidt, for his charitable contributions throughout the season prior to the start of the game.
 
Fans can enjoy piñatas at SOL La Terraza throughout the night and can meet former D-backs catcher Miguel Montero from 4-5 p.m., courtesy of Chevy. SOL La Terraza features a Latin vibe in the Upper Right Field Concourse that includes specialized décor, Latin music and authentic regional food and La Carreta de Lily. Fans can also get Micheladas, a beer cocktail with lime juice, salt and tomato juice. The D-backs Street Team will be on site with a prize wheel and various D-backs souvenirs.   
 
Tickets for Hispanic Heritage Day start at $22 and are available by calling 602.514.8400 or by visiting dbacks.com or losdbacks.com.  

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks and @LosDbacks) will host Hispanic Heritage Day, presented by Bud Light, this Saturday at Chase Field. Hispanic Heritage Day will feature a pregame D-backs Fiesta, presented by APS, and the first 20,000 fans will receive a Ketel Marte Luchador bobblehead, courtesy of Pepsi.  
 
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the D-backs Fiesta that features fun giveaways, live music by Grupo Latido, Folklorico dancers, Mariachi performers, interactive games, inflatables, food trucks and the Budweiser Beer Garden Experience, benefitting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Located at Fourth St. and Jackson St., the D-backs Fiesta will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is free for fans of all ages. Fans can also check out oversized sugar skulls created by LORE Productions in SOL La Terraza and throughout the D-backs Fiesta, highlighting their upcoming Día de los Muertos Festival in the City of Scottsdale in November. Executives and mascots from la Liga Mexicana del Pacífico will be featured throughout the day at the D-backs Fiesta and during the game.
 
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day, D-backs players and coaches will wear Los D-backs jerseys for the 11th consecutive season, which will be available for purchase at D-backs Authentics at the end of the season. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all game-used items will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. D-backs players will also wear Ponle Acento shirts during batting practice.
 
During a special pregame ceremony, the D-backs will present the Pete García Hispanic Leadership Award to ASU Senior Vice President and General Counsel José Cárdenas. The award recognizes an individual for their advocacy, leadership and service to the Arizona community.
 
This Saturday is also Roberto Clemente Day and the D-backs will recognize the team's nominee, Paul Goldschmidt, for his charitable contributions throughout the season prior to the start of the game.
 
Fans can enjoy piñatas at SOL La Terraza throughout the night and can meet former D-backs catcher Miguel Montero from 4-5 p.m., courtesy of Chevy. SOL La Terraza features a Latin vibe in the Upper Right Field Concourse that includes specialized décor, Latin music and authentic regional food and La Carreta de Lily. Fans can also get Micheladas, a beer cocktail with lime juice, salt and tomato juice. The D-backs Street Team will be on site with a prize wheel and various D-backs souvenirs.   
 
Tickets for Hispanic Heritage Day start at $22 and are available by calling 602.514.8400 or by visiting dbacks.com or losdbacks.com.  

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D-backs recall Vargas from Reno and Andriese from Visalia, place Godley on paternity leave list

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled INF Ildemaro Vargas (@ildemaro_tigre) from Triple-A Reno and RHP Matt Andriese (@MAndriese) from Single-A Advanced Visalia and placed RHP Zack Godley (@godleyzt) on the Paternity Leave List. The D-backs have 34 players on their active roster and the 40-man roster is at 40.
 
Vargas, 27, was named to the Pacific Coast League mid- and postseason All-Star Teams and had an Aces' record 35-game hitting streak from June 24-August 11, also the PCL's longest since 1989 and fifth longest all-time. He ranked among PCL leaders in hits (2nd, 167), triples (T-3rd, 10), total bases (4th, 239) and average (10th, .311).
 
In 124 games for the Aces, he hit .311 (167-for-537)/.348 OBP/.445 SLG with 31 doubles, 10 triples, 7 homers, 54 RBI, 30 walks and 78 runs scored. Against righties, he hit .330 (126-for-382)/.843 OPS with 19 doubles, 10 triples, 5 homers, 37 RBI and 24 walks. With runners on base, he hit .332 (70-for-211)/.832 OPS with 50 RBI, and with runners in scoring position, he hit .304 (34-for-112) with 41 RBI.
 
Vargas made his Major League debut for the D-backs last season. In 12 games, he hit .308 (4-for-13)/.308 OBP/.385 SLG with 1 double and 4 RBI.
 
Andriese, 29, made 1 start for Visalia, on August 31 @ Stockton, and tossed 3.2 scoreless frames with 1 hit, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. He was optioned on August 28. In 36 combined games (4 starts) with the Tampa Bay Rays and D-backs in 2018, he is 3-5 with a 4.09 ERA (33 ER in 72.2 IP), 1 hold and 73 strikeouts. He was acquired from the Rays on July 25 for C Michael Perez and RHP Brian Shaffer.
 
Godley, 28, is returning home for the birth of his first child. In 29 games (28 starts) for the D-backs, he is 14-8 with a 4.51 ERA (80 ER in 159.2 IP), .251 opponent average and 170 strikeouts.

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled INF Ildemaro Vargas (@ildemaro_tigre) from Triple-A Reno and RHP Matt Andriese (@MAndriese) from Single-A Advanced Visalia and placed RHP Zack Godley (@godleyzt) on the Paternity Leave List. The D-backs have 34 players on their active roster and the 40-man roster is at 40.
 
Vargas, 27, was named to the Pacific Coast League mid- and postseason All-Star Teams and had an Aces' record 35-game hitting streak from June 24-August 11, also the PCL's longest since 1989 and fifth longest all-time. He ranked among PCL leaders in hits (2nd, 167), triples (T-3rd, 10), total bases (4th, 239) and average (10th, .311).
 
In 124 games for the Aces, he hit .311 (167-for-537)/.348 OBP/.445 SLG with 31 doubles, 10 triples, 7 homers, 54 RBI, 30 walks and 78 runs scored. Against righties, he hit .330 (126-for-382)/.843 OPS with 19 doubles, 10 triples, 5 homers, 37 RBI and 24 walks. With runners on base, he hit .332 (70-for-211)/.832 OPS with 50 RBI, and with runners in scoring position, he hit .304 (34-for-112) with 41 RBI.
 
Vargas made his Major League debut for the D-backs last season. In 12 games, he hit .308 (4-for-13)/.308 OBP/.385 SLG with 1 double and 4 RBI.
 
Andriese, 29, made 1 start for Visalia, on August 31 @ Stockton, and tossed 3.2 scoreless frames with 1 hit, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. He was optioned on August 28. In 36 combined games (4 starts) with the Tampa Bay Rays and D-backs in 2018, he is 3-5 with a 4.09 ERA (33 ER in 72.2 IP), 1 hold and 73 strikeouts. He was acquired from the Rays on July 25 for C Michael Perez and RHP Brian Shaffer.
 
Godley, 28, is returning home for the birth of his first child. In 29 games (28 starts) for the D-backs, he is 14-8 with a 4.51 ERA (80 ER in 159.2 IP), .251 opponent average and 170 strikeouts.

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Paul Goldschmidt named Arizona Diamondbacks nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball today announced that Paul Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.

 

Major League Baseball today announced that Paul Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.

 

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

 

Each Club nominates one current player to be considered for the Roberto Clemente Award in tribute to Clemente's achievements and character. Wednesday, September 5th marks the 17th annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially acknowledge local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and official dugout lineup cards and a special tribute video will be played in ballparks.

 

Goldschmidt is one of the 30 Club nominees for the annual award. He continues to be an MVP-worthy candidate on the field but more importantly for his commitment to the Arizona community off the field. Goldschmidt and his wife, Amy, spend countless hours volunteering at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) interacting and visiting with kids and their families; a genuine passion they both share. Goldschmidt launched Goldy's Fund 4 Kids, in partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, to help families at Phoenix Children's Hospital. This past offseason, Paul and Amy hosted the second annual Goldy's Bowling Bash to raise money for PCH and the event was well-attended by professional athletes and local celebrities. The Goldschmidts were named honorary chairs for the Hope Lives Here capital campaign to raise funds for the building of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at PCH and in addition to their personal $1-million gift, Paul and Amy have raised more than $1 million dollars. In addition to his work with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Paul has chaired events including Chrysalis, a non-profit domestic violence shelter, and assisted Soldier's Best Friend, a local non-profit that pairs veterans with adopted animals and then certifies them as a service animal. After graduating from University of Phoenix in 2013, Goldschmidt provides full-tuition scholarships for students wanting to continue their education at University of Phoenix. Paul and Amy personally select the finalists to receive the award and present the scholarships at a D-backs game.

 

The league-wide winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, who will be announced during the 2018 World Series, will be selected among the group of nominees via a blue ribbon panel that includes individuals connected to the game. The blue ribbon panel includes Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., representatives from MLB-affiliated networks (MLB Network, FOX Sports, ESPN and TBS) and MLB.com, as well as Vera Clemente (the late Roberto's wife & MLB Goodwill Ambassador). Beginning on Roberto Clemente Day, fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award via a dedicated website. The site will feature bios of each of the nominees and will allow fans from Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday, September 5th, until Tuesday, September 18th. The winner of the fan vote will count as one vote among those cast by the blue ribbon panel. Fans are encouraged to vote by visiting the following link: mlb.com/clemente21.

 

The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the "Commissioner's Award." The recognition was renamed to the "Roberto Clemente Award" in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day each September since 2002.

 

The 30 Club nominees of the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award are listed below:
 
Arizona Diamondbacks - Paul Goldschmidt*
Atlanta Braves - Kurt Suzuki
Baltimore Orioles - Chris Davis
Boston Red Sox - Brock Holt
Chicago Cubs - Jon Lester*
Chicago White Sox - José Abreu*
Cincinnati Reds - Tucker Barnhart
Cleveland Indians - Carlos Carrasco
Colorado Rockies - Ian Desmond
Detroit Tigers - Michael Fulmer
Houston Astros - Charlie Morton*
Kansas City Royals - Danny Duff
Los Angeles Angels - Andrew Heaney
Los Angeles Dodgers - Justin Turner
Miami Marlins - Martín Prado
Milwaukee Brewers - Corey Knebel
Minnesota Twins - Joe Mauer
New York Mets - Steven Matz
New York Yankees - CC Sabathia
Oakland Athletics - Chad Pinder
Philadelphia Phillies - Rhys Hoskins
Pittsburgh Pirates - Jameson Taillon
St. Louis Cardinals - Yadier Molina*
San Diego Padres - Clayton Richard
San Francisco Giants - Buster Posey*
Seattle Mariners - Nelson Cruz*
Tampa Bay Rays - Mallex Smith
Texas Rangers - Cole Hamels
Toronto Blue Jays - Kevin Pillar
Washington Nationals - Ryan Zimmerman

*MLB All-Star
More information can be found at MLB.com/clemente21.


The distinguished list of past Roberto Clemente Award winners includes 17 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame:

1971 - Willie Mays+**
1972 - Brooks Robinson+**
1973 - Al Kaline+
1974 - Willie Stargell+
1975 - Lou Brock+
1976 - Pete Rose
1977 - Rod Carew+
1978 - Greg Luzinski
1979 - Andre Thornton
1980 - Phil Niekro+
1981 - Steve Garvey
1982 - Ken Singleton
1983 - Cecil Cooper
1984 - Ron Guidry
1985 - Don Baylor
1986 - Garry Maddox
1987 - Rick Sutcliffe
1988 - Dale Murphy
1989 - Gary Carter+
1990 - Dave Stewart
1991 - Harold Reynolds
1992 - Cal Ripken, Jr.+
1993 - Barry Larkin+
1994 - Dave Winfield+
1995 - Ozzie Smith+
1996 - Kirby Puckett+
1997 - Eric Davis
1998 - Sammy Sosa
1999 - Tony Gwynn+
2000 - Al Leiter
2001 - Curt Schilling
2002 - Jim Thome+
2003 - Jamie Moyer
2004 - Edgar Martinez
2005 - John Smoltz+
2006 - Carlos Delgado
2007 - Craig Biggio+
2008 - Albert Pujols
2009 - Derek Jeter
2010 - Tim Wakefield
2011 - David Ortiz
2012 - Clayton Kershaw
2013 - Carlos Beltrán
2014 - Paul Konerko *
2015 - Andrew McCutchen
2014 - Jimmy Rollins *
2016 - Curtis Granderson
2017 - Anthony Rizzo

+ Member of The National Baseball Hall of Fame
* Co-winner
** Originally known as the Commissioner's Award (prior to 1973)

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D-backs select the contract of Yoan Lopez from Jackson and transfer Jake Lamb to the 60-day disabled list

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks selected RHP Yoan López (pronounced: YO-on) (@leyva_yoan) from Double-A Jackson and transferred INF Jake Lamb to the 60-day disabled list (left rotator cuff strain). The D-backs have 32 players on their active roster and the 40-man roster is at 40.

López, 25, is getting his first stint in the Major Leagues and will wear No. 50. He pitched for the World Team at the Futures Game on July 15 and struck out the lone batter he faced. At the time of his promotion, he led Southern League relievers in opponent average (.174) and strikeouts per 9.0 IP (12.70) and ranked fourth in fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (9.92).

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks selected RHP Yoan López (pronounced: YO-on) (@leyva_yoan) from Double-A Jackson and transferred INF Jake Lamb to the 60-day disabled list (left rotator cuff strain). The D-backs have 32 players on their active roster and the 40-man roster is at 40.

López, 25, is getting his first stint in the Major Leagues and will wear No. 50. He pitched for the World Team at the Futures Game on July 15 and struck out the lone batter he faced. At the time of his promotion, he led Southern League relievers in opponent average (.174) and strikeouts per 9.0 IP (12.70) and ranked fourth in fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (9.92).

He has held opponents scoreless in 9 of his last 12 games, since July 26, with a 0.53 ERA (3 R-1 ER in 17.0 IP), .074 opponent average (4-for-54), 4 walks and 18 strikeouts. In 22 games after the All-Star break, since June 22, he was 0-2 with 7 saves, a 2.01 ERA (7 ER in 31.1 IP), .148 opponent average and 41 strikeouts.

Overall, in 45 relief appearances at Jackson, he was 2-6 with 12 saves, a 2.92 ERA (20 ER in 61.2 IP), .174 opponent average, 1.04 WHIP and 87 strikeouts. He has held righties to a .148 average (22-for-149) and 58 strikeouts while lefties have hit .229 (16-for-70) and 29 strikeouts. With runners on base, opponents are hitting .176 (18-for-102) with 43 strikeouts, and with runners in scoring position, opponents are hitting .197 (15-for-76) with 32 strikeouts.

López signed with the D-backs on January 16, 2015 as a Minor League free agent. Over parts of 4 seasons in the D-backs system (2015-18), he has appeared in 93 games (26 starts) and is 10-19 with a 3.65 ERA (86 ER in 212.1 IP), .223 opponent average and 224 strikeouts. He played 3 seasons with Isla de la Juventud in the Cuban Serie Nacional from 2011-14.

Lamb, 27, hit .222 (46-for-207)/.307 OBP/.348 SLG with 8 doubles, 6 home runs, 31 RBI, 26 walks and 34 runs scored in 56 games for the D-backs this season.

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Homestand highlighted by Hispanic Heritage Day, U of A Night

Mon,. Sept. 3 | 5:10 p.m. | San Diego Padres

COMEDIAN JEFF DYE FIRST PITCH: Comedian Jeff Dye will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Dye was featured in the hit TV show "Better Late than Never."
 
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Fans can enjoy the game with their canine friend from the PetSmart Patio. Fans can use the PetSmart Dog Park and treat their dog to doggy concession favorites such as doggy ice cream. PetSmart will also have adoptable dogs on site for fans to find a forever home for the pups. For more information, visit dbacks.com/dogdays.  
 
National Anthem: Sophia Humbert

Mon,. Sept. 3 | 5:10 p.m. | San Diego Padres

COMEDIAN JEFF DYE FIRST PITCH: Comedian Jeff Dye will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Dye was featured in the hit TV show "Better Late than Never."
 
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Fans can enjoy the game with their canine friend from the PetSmart Patio. Fans can use the PetSmart Dog Park and treat their dog to doggy concession favorites such as doggy ice cream. PetSmart will also have adoptable dogs on site for fans to find a forever home for the pups. For more information, visit dbacks.com/dogdays.  
 
National Anthem: Sophia Humbert

Tues., Sept 4 | 6:40 p.m. | San Diego Padres

GONZO'S HOMETOWN HEROES: The D-backs will recognize David Foster for performing CPR to save a man's life in Tempe, as well as Frances Gauthreaux for dedicating herself as an advocate for the Down Syndrome community. David and Frances will be recognized on the field alongside Luis Gonzalez and will receive a D-backs jersey and gift bag. Fans can nominate local hometown heroes at dbacks.com/gonzo.   
 
National Anthem:
Mesa High School District

Thurs., Sept. 6 | 6:40 p.m. | Atlanta Braves

THROWBACK THURSDAY, presented by Chase: The D-backs celebrate their 20th Anniversary this season and will wear the uniforms of various Postseason teams while highlighting those years. This Thursday, the team will wear the 2017 home teal uniform and celebrate the 2017 N.L. Wild Card winning team. The game-worn uniforms will be available for purchase at D-backs Authentics after the game. Every Thursday home game will be deemed part of the D-backs Throwback Thursdays (#DbacksTBT), presented by Chase, and fans can expect to see a retro feel incorporated in game elements at Chase Field, including signage, video and photos on dbTV. Fans are encouraged to wear the throwback jerseys and shirts on Throwback Thursdays and the Chase Field Team Shop will offer a wide variety of items featuring the retro colors for fans to purchase. Chase credit or debit card users will receive special offers each Thursday, including: 

• 30-percent discount on ticket pricing on select areas in the ballpark 
• $25 D-bucks card when they spend $75 in the Team Shop 
• Cracker Jack or Peanuts at Taste of Chase or Oasis in the Sandlot for only $1 

More details are available at dbacks.com/throwback.   

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA NIGHT: U of A Night will consist of several Wildcat elements, including a first pitch by U of A Women's Golf Coach Laura Ianello. The national anthem will be performed by the U of A Community Chorus and color guard by U of A Air Force ROTC. Wilbur & Wilma will be featured throughout the night along with Wildcat Cheerleaders, Pride of Arizona Pep Band and the Pomline. The D-backs have sold out of a special U of A Night ticket package, which included a discounted ticket and a custom D-backs U of A cap. 
 
BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND: The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), through MLB and the MLBPA, awards grants to organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. As a part of one of BTF's Equipment Day, local high schools donated used equipment. In conjunction with collection, a $5,000 grant to a youth baseball or softball organization is awarded. Donations were received from Corona Del Sol High School and Scottsdale Little League. A pre-game check presentation for the $5,000 grant will be awarded to Tempe Guadalupe Little League.

Fri., Sept. 7 | 6:40 p.m. | Atlanta Braves

POST-GAME FIREWORKS presented by GILA RIVER HOTELS & CASINOS
 
GIRL SCOUT DAY:
The D-backs will host Girl Scouts families in coordination with GSACPC. With each ticket purchased for a Girl Scout, the dad's ticket (or father-figure) is free. Participants will be able to take part in a Girl Scout parade on the field, receive a D-backs patch and meet D-backs executives at a private meet & greet. For more information, please visit dbacks.com/girlscout. 
 
D-BACKS WIVES' "FAVORITE THINGS" AUCTION: D-backs wives and girlfriends of current players and coaches have put together baskets full of their "Favorite Things" and will include autographed memorabilia that will be available for auction. The auction will begin when gates open through the end of the 7th inning at section 131. Proceeds will benefit The Singletons, an Arizona non-profit dedicated to providing support to single parent families affected by cancer.
 
EDUCATORS RISING ARIZONA:
The D-backs will recognize members of Educators Rising Arizona in a pregame ceremony. Educators Rising is a free national membership organization for that links aspiring teachers with mentors. Educators Rising serves in 27 states nationwide, and serves more than 43,000 students.
 
National Anthem: Deer Valley School District Choirs
Ceremonial First Pitch: BudPerfect Game Winner

Sat., Sept. 8 | 5:10 p.m. | Atlanta Braves

HEALTHCARE APPRECIATION PACK - Sept. 3-9: In appreciation of those dedicated to keeping Arizona healthy, the D-backs are offering specially priced tickets to all healthcare professionals, as well as family and friends. Each ticket purchased through this offer will include a D-backs Healthcare drawstring bag. For tickets and more information, visit dbacks.com/healthcare. 
 
SHAMROCK FARMS LABOR DAY TICKET SPECIAL: Shamrock Farms is celebrating serving Arizona families for 96 years with a special Labor Day ticket offer. Outfield Reserve tickets are just $9.60 and for every ticket sold, a serving of pure, fresh milk and $2 will be donated to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. For more information, visit dbacks.com/shamrock. 
 
LABOR DAY TICKET SPECIAL: Fans can get discounted lower-level tickets for just $19 to the 5:10 p.m. Labor Day game on Sept. 3. Offer valid for select seating locations. For tickets and more info visit dbacks.com/labor. 
 
D-BACKS VALUE PACK: Ticket packages start at $25 and include a game ticket, one hot dog and a regular Pepsi. For more information, visit dbacks.com/value.

Community Events

20th ANNIVERSARY EXPERIENCE: Fans are encouraged to check out the 20th Anniversary Experience at every D-backs home game at Chase Field. The Experience is a 2,000 square-foot exhibit at Chase Field, located on the main concourse in right field behind the Coors Light Strike Zone. It features historic artifacts, memorabilia and photography celebrating the team's history and a wall featuring baseballs signed by nearly all D-backs players and coaches. The Experience also includes a showcase of the team's 2001 World Series championship and each Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Cy Young Award won by a D-backs player. For more information, visit dbacks.com/experience. 
 
D-BACKS AUTHENTICS: The D-backs sell game-used and authenticated merchandise ranging from game-used bases, jerseys, bats, balls and lineup cards to autographed merchandise. A portion of the proceeds from D-backs Authentics sales benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. D-backs Authentics will be located at section 134 on the main concourse or on Twitter @DbacksAuthentic.  
 
D-BACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY YOUTH CLINICS: D-backs Baseball Academy coaches will host two free clinics for kids at Futures Field located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot at each D-backs home game starting one hour before first pitch and at the end of the fourth inning.
 
SOL LA TERRAZA: Fans can enjoy a Latin vibe in the Upper Right Field Concourse at every Friday, Saturday and Sunday home game, which includes specialized décor, Latin music and authentic regional food and La Carreta de Lily. This weekend fans can enjoy face painting and piñatas in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day. For more information, visit dbacks.com/laterraza. 
 
D-BACKS GIVE BACK 50/50 RAFFLE, supported by Arizona Lottery: Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are available every D-backs home game and can be purchased from roving sellers in the stands, at raffle kiosk locations along the concourse or fans watching the game from home can participate by visiting dbacks.com/5050raffle. One lucky fan will win half the jackpot each game with the other half will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation's youth sports initiatives.

Ticket Specials:

HEALTHCARE APPRECIATION PACK - Sept. 3-9: In appreciation of those dedicated to keeping Arizona healthy, the D-backs are offering specially priced tickets to all healthcare professionals, as well as family and friends. Each ticket purchased through this offer will include a D-backs Healthcare drawstring bag. For tickets and more information, visit dbacks.com/healthcare. 
 
SHAMROCK FARMS LABOR DAY TICKET SPECIAL: Shamrock Farms is celebrating serving Arizona families for 96 years with a special Labor Day ticket offer. Outfield Reserve tickets are just $9.60 and for every ticket sold, a serving of pure, fresh milk and $2 will be donated to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. For more information, visit dbacks.com/shamrock. 
 
LABOR DAY TICKET SPECIAL: Fans can get discounted lower-level tickets for just $19 to the 5:10 p.m. Labor Day game on Sept. 3. Offer valid for select seating locations. For tickets and more info visit dbacks.com/labor. 
 
D-BACKS VALUE PACK: Ticket packages start at $25 and include a game ticket, one hot dog and a regular Pepsi. For more information, visit dbacks.com/value.
 
MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS DISCOUNTS, presented by GEICO: The D-backs and GEICO will offer up to 50 percent off single-game ticket prices for all military active duty, reserve, retired and veterans, as well as active or retired fire and police personnel with valid ID. All-You-Can-Eat tickets are excluded from this offer and can only be redeemed for up to four tickets. For more information, visit dbacks.com/military. 
 
MOBILE TICKETING: Fans can access and manage their game day tickets directly from a smartphone by downloading the MLB Ballpark App. Ballpark is the D-backs' Ticket Hub where fans have access to tickets, the Chase Field Concessions guide, exclusive check-in offers, and more. Visit dbacks.com/ballparkapp.  
 

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D-backs announce 2019 Spring Training schedule

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 33-game Spring Training schedule, which features 15 home games and one road game at the award-winning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and two games to be played in Monterrey, Mexico. This season will mark the ninth year at the shared Spring Training facility with the Colorado Rockies, on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land near Scottsdale.

 

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 33-game Spring Training schedule, which features 15 home games and one road game at the award-winning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and two games to be played in Monterrey, Mexico. This season will mark the ninth year at the shared Spring Training facility with the Colorado Rockies, on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land near Scottsdale.

 

The D-backs open their 22nd Spring Training on Feb. 23 with the home opener against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields. The D-backs have 10 games against their National League West rivals with four games against the Colorado Rockies and two games each against the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  

 

Individual tickets for all games at Salt River Fields will go on sale to the public Jan. 5, 2019. Season-ticket plans for all Spring Training games at Salt River Fields featuring the D-backs and Rockies will go on sale to the public beginning Dec. 17. For more information about Spring Training tickets at Salt River Fields, visit dbacks.com/spring.

 

Salt River Fields is the first Spring Training facility built on Native American land. Owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the 140-acre site near the Pima-Loop 101 Freeway and Talking Stick Way consists of separate training facilities and clubhouses accommodating each team as well as an 11,000-seat ballpark featuring a uniquely designed roof structure offering fans in the cross aisle plenty of shade. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is a signature property within the Talking Stick Entertainment District, which is also home to Talking Stick Resort & Casino, Talking Stick Golf Club, OdySea Aquarium, iFLY indoor skydiving and much more.

 

Among the recent awards given to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick are "Best Spring Training Facility" by Arizona Foothills magazine for the sixth consecutive year, featured as one of the "25 must-see buildings in Arizona" by the Arizona Republic (2017), "Best Cactus League Ballpark" by Ballpark Digest (2016 & 2017), "Best Spring Training Food" by Phoenix Magazine (2017), "Best Spring Training Destination" by Sports On Earth (2016), "#1 Spring Training Facility" by Concierges magazine, and "Best Place to See a Spring Training Game" by Phoenix New Times (2016). In 2014 Stadium Journey named Salt River Fields both the "Best Cactus League Ballpark" and "Top Stadium Experiences of the Year." USA Today awarded Scottsdale the "Best Spring Training City" (2014) and in 2015 TripAdvisor gave the complex a Certificate of Excellence.

 

Salt River Fields has led the Cactus League in attendance for eight consecutive seasons, welcoming more than 300,000 fans each year and is still the only Major League Baseball Spring Training complex ever to eclipse 300,000 fans in a season. It is also the first Spring Training facility to receive a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

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D-backs recall Christian Walker from Triple-A Reno; option Matt Andriese to Single-A Advanced Visalia

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled INF/OF Christian Walker (@CWALK328) from Triple-A Reno and optioned RHP Matt Andriese to Single-A Advanced Visalia.

Walker, 27, was hitting .299 (97-for-324)/.354 OBP/.568 SLG with 25 doubles, 4 triples, 18 home runs, 71 RBI and 26 walks in 84 games with Reno this season, including batting .343 (37-for-108) with a 1.035 OPS in his last 29 games. At the time of his promotion, he ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in slugging pct. (3rd), OPS (6th, .922) and RBI (T-12th).

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled INF/OF Christian Walker (@CWALK328) from Triple-A Reno and optioned RHP Matt Andriese to Single-A Advanced Visalia.

Walker, 27, was hitting .299 (97-for-324)/.354 OBP/.568 SLG with 25 doubles, 4 triples, 18 home runs, 71 RBI and 26 walks in 84 games with Reno this season, including batting .343 (37-for-108) with a 1.035 OPS in his last 29 games. At the time of his promotion, he ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in slugging pct. (3rd), OPS (6th, .922) and RBI (T-12th).

Walker has played in 20 games with the D-backs in 2018, hitting .208 (5-for-24) with 1 double, 1 home run, 2 RBI and 3 walks. In 44 Major League games with the Baltimore Orioles (2014-15) and D-backs (2017-18), he is batting .190 (12-for-63) with 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 5 RBI and 8 walks.

Andriese, who turned 29 on Tuesday, has gone 3-5 with a 4.09 ERA (33 ER in 72.2 IP), 1 hold and 73 strikeouts in 36 combined games (4 starts) with the Tampa Bay Rays and D-backs in 2018. He was acquired from the Rays on July 25 for C Michael Perez and RHP Brian Shaffer.

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D-backs statements on the passing of Senator John McCain

The Arizona Diamondbacks released the following statements on Senator John McCain, who passed away Saturday at the age of 81. 

"John McCain has always been a member of the D-backs' family and was one of this team's biggest fans since day one," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "He was in attendance at the expansion draft, the World Series and countless other games, remaining a fan through thick and thin. I am honored to consider him a friend and we will miss seeing his smiling face in the stands and our heartfelt thoughts go out to his entire family."

The Arizona Diamondbacks released the following statements on Senator John McCain, who passed away Saturday at the age of 81. 

"John McCain has always been a member of the D-backs' family and was one of this team's biggest fans since day one," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "He was in attendance at the expansion draft, the World Series and countless other games, remaining a fan through thick and thin. I am honored to consider him a friend and we will miss seeing his smiling face in the stands and our heartfelt thoughts go out to his entire family."

"Senator McCain was not only a great man and patriot, but a great D-backs fan and I am proud to consider him a dear friend," said D-backs legend Luis Gonzalez. "We always knew we could count on him to root us on -- from the ballpark, from his home and from all the way across the country. On behalf of my entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and his family and we are very grateful for all that he did on behalf of his country."

McCain was a six-term U.S. Senator and a regular attendee of D-backs games throughout the past two decades. The attached photos are from May 14, 2017 (in the stands with his wife, Cindy McCain), Feb. 20, 2014 (at Spring Training with Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo) and August 5, 2015 (with Luis Gonzalez).

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D-backs return to Mexico for Spring Training series in 2019

Games to be played in Monterrey March 9-10

PHOENIX - Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced that the sport will stage three different events in Monterrey, Mexico during the 2019 season, totaling six games and all featuring division rivals. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies will play a pair of Spring Training games on March 9-10.

 

PHOENIX - Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced that the sport will stage three different events in Monterrey, Mexico during the 2019 season, totaling six games and all featuring division rivals. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies will play a pair of Spring Training games on March 9-10.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks will return to Mexico after appearing in 10 exhibition games from 1998-2015, all played in Hermosillo. The D-backs played the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998 and 1999, the Angels in 2000, the Oakland Athletics in 2001, the Padres in 2002, the Kansas City Royals in 2003, the White Sox in 2008, Team Mexico in 2009 in advance of the WBC and the Rockies in 2010 and 2015.  

 

Since the organization's inception, the D-backs have regularly traveled to Mexico. Arizona executives have made over a dozen trips in the past four years including official state visits to Mexico City and Guadalajara with former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and various Valley dignitaries on a trade and protocol visit. The D-backs have also established a solid working relationship with La Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (Mexican Pacific Winter League) and its eight teams. Executives, employees and mascots from all eight teams have been invited and been a part D-backs Hispanic Heritage Day celebration for the past three seasons with a strong presence at pregame festivals and throughout that day's game, including the upcoming event on Sept. 8. Members of the D-backs front office have also been invited to visit LMP's offices in Mexico to share best practices. In 2016, the D-backs sponsored the second annual half marathon in Hermosillo where over 700 runners participated.

 

In 2016, the D-backs announced the hiring of former first baseman Erubiel Durazo as Special Advisor on Mexico to President & CEO Derrick Hall. The D-backs have always had a strong relationship with Enrique Mazón and the Hermosillo Naranjeros, who play their home games at Estadio Sonora. The franchise consulted on the planning and construction of that ballpark, which includes several features that resemble the award-winning Spring Training home of the D-backs, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The D-backs have also hosted Mexican League teams three times at Chase Field and the World Baseball Classic twice (2006 & 2013).

 

In addition to the D-backs-Rockies series in Monterrey, the Cincinnati Reds will host the St. Louis Cardinals for a two-game regular season set on April 13-14, and the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will play a two-game series on May 4-5. All games will be played at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey, which is the current home of the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League. The Spring Training games in Monterrey will be the first of the 2019 international campaign, which will also include games in Tokyo, Japan and London, England. Next season's spanning of the globe marks the latest example of the continued collaboration between MLB and the MLBPA to promote baseball around the world.

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D-backs return to Mexico for Spring Training series in 2019

PHOENIX - Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced that the sport will stage three different events in Monterrey, Mexico during the 2019 season, totaling six games and all featuring division rivals. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies will play a pair of Spring Training games on March 9-10.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will return to Mexico after appearing in 10 exhibition games from 1998-2015, all played in Hermosillo. The D-backs played the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998 and 1999, the Angels in 2000, the Oakland Athletics in 2001, the Padres in 2002, the Kansas City Royals in 2003, the White Sox in 2008, Team Mexico in 2009 in advance of the WBC and the Rockies in 2010 and 2015.

PHOENIX - Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced that the sport will stage three different events in Monterrey, Mexico during the 2019 season, totaling six games and all featuring division rivals. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies will play a pair of Spring Training games on March 9-10.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will return to Mexico after appearing in 10 exhibition games from 1998-2015, all played in Hermosillo. The D-backs played the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998 and 1999, the Angels in 2000, the Oakland Athletics in 2001, the Padres in 2002, the Kansas City Royals in 2003, the White Sox in 2008, Team Mexico in 2009 in advance of the WBC and the Rockies in 2010 and 2015.

Since the organization's inception, the D-backs have regularly traveled to Mexico. Arizona executives have made over a dozen trips in the past four years including official state visits to Mexico City and Guadalajara with former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and various Valley dignitaries on a trade and protocol visit. The D-backs have also established a solid working relationship with La Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (Mexican Pacific Winter League) and its eight teams. Executives, employees and mascots from all eight teams have been invited and been a part D-backs Hispanic Heritage Day celebration for the past three seasons with a strong presence at pregame festivals and throughout that day's game, including the upcoming event on Sept. 8. Members of the D-backs front office have also been invited to visit LMP's offices in Mexico to share best practices. In 2016, the D-backs sponsored the second annual half marathon in Hermosillo where over 700 runners participated.

In 2016, the D-backs announced the hiring of former first baseman Erubiel Durazo as Special Advisor on Mexico to President & CEO Derrick Hall. The D-backs have always had a strong relationship with Enrique Mazón and the Hermosillo Naranjeros, who play their home games at Estadio Sonora. The franchise consulted on the planning and construction of that ballpark, which includes several features that resemble the award-winning Spring Training home of the D-backs, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The D-backs have also hosted Mexican League teams three times at Chase Field and the World Baseball Classic twice (2006 & 2013).

In addition to the D-backs-Rockies series in Monterrey, the Cincinnati Reds will host the St. Louis Cardinals for a two-game regular season set on April 13-14, and the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will play a two-game series on May 4-5. All games will be played at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey, which is the current home of the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League. The Spring Training games in Monterrey will be the first of the 2019 international campaign, which will also include games in Tokyo, Japan and London, England. Next season's spanning of the globe marks the latest example of the continued collaboration between MLB and the MLBPA to promote baseball around the world.

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