Marlins reliever Chad Qualls is familiar with the area after spending the 2008-09 seasons with the D-backs. The veteran reliever is concerned for all those affected by the fires, especially the families of those who lost their lives.
"I was up in the north Scottsdale area when I lived there, and I know it gets real hot and dry and gusty," Qualls said. "It had to catch them off guard. It's a shame. My heart goes out to their families. It's something you don't like to hear about, especially about people who put their life on the line to save others. It's tough news."