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Sunday
May102015

Upton Powers S.D. Padres Past Diamondbacks, 6-4

Photos.com/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit a solo home run in the 12th inning as San Diego (17-15) outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-16) on Saturday night, 6-4.

Upton led off the 12th, facing Diamondbacks reliever Randall Delagado (1-2). He took a 3-2 pitch from the right-hander and sent it over the left-center wall for his 70th homer of his career at Chase Field.

Shortstop Alexi Amarista would add an insurance run for Arizona later in the inning with an RBI single.

Padres reliever Kevin Quackenbush (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, closing out the game with two scoreless innings.


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Wednesday
May062015

Scoreboard Roundup - 5/6/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 2: Cleveland Cavaliers 106 – Chicago Bulls 91 (Series tied at 1-1)

Western Conference Semifinals - Game 2: Houston Rockets 115 - Los Angeles Clippers 109 (Series tied, 1-1)

NHL Playoffs – Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning 2 – Montreal Canadiens 1 (Lightning lead series, 3-0)

Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 4: Washington Capitals 2 – New York Rangers 1 (Capitals lead series, 3-1)

MLB: Washington Nationals 7 (14-15) – Miami Marlins 5 (13-15)

Arizona Diamondbacks 13 (11-14) – Colorado Rockies 7 (11-14) Game One

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (11-14) – Colorado Rockies 1 (11-14) Game Two

Minnesota Twins 13 (15-13) – Oakland Athletics 0 (12-17)

San Diego Padres 9 (15-14) – San Francisco Giants 1 (14-14)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (14-15) – New York Yankees 1 (17-11)

Cincinnati Reds 3 (14-13) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (12-15)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (15-13) – Boston Red Sox 3 (13-15)

Atlanta Braves 7 (14-14) – Philadelphia Phillies 5 (10-19)

Texas Rangers 11 (11-16) – Houston Astros 3 (18-10)

New York Mets 5 (18-10) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (12-13)

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (9-19) – Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (17-10)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (13-15)  Seattle Mariners 3 (11-17)

Chicago Cubs 6 (14-12)  St. Louis Cardinals 5 (20-7)

Chicago White Sox 7 (10-14) – Detroit Tigers 6 (17-11)

Cleveland Indians 10 (10-16) – Kansas City Royals 3 (17-10)

 


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Thursday
Apr302015

Diamondbacks Place Pitcher Archie Bradley on 15-Day DL

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks placed pitcher Archie Bradley on the 15-day disabled list after he was struck in the head by a line-drive in the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

Bradley was able to get up and walk off the mound, but suffered a sinus fracture in the right side of his face.

"I think I'm going to take a couple of days off and then try to get back into it,'' Bradley said. "Once the swelling goes down, I can get back into strenuous activity.''

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gomez texted Bradley after the game was over to make sure he was okay.

"I just thought it was a really classy move for him to reach out to me,'' Bradley said of the text message.

The Diamondbacks are 10-11 and sit three games back of the N.L. West leading Los Angeles Dodgers.


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Wednesday
Apr292015

Kirk Gibson Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The 57-year-old Gibson, who spent the last five seasons as the skipper of the Arizona Diamondbacks, recently joined Fox Sports Detroit as an analyst. Gibson appeared on the April 6 Opening Day telecast but had not been seen since.

"I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances, I could overcome those obstacles,"  Gibson said in a statement released by Fox Sports Detroit. "While this diagnosis poses a new kind of challenge for me, I intend to stay true to my beliefs. With the support of my family and friends, I will meet this challenge with the same determination and unwavering intensity that I have displayed in all of my endeavors in life. I look forward to being back at the ballpark as soon as possible."

As a player, Gibson won World Series championships with the Tigers (1984) and Dodgers (1988). Over his 17 big league seasons, Gibson hit .268 with 255 home runs, 870 RBIs, and a .352 on-base percentage while winning the 1988 National League MVP.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that impacts movement. Some high profile names that live with the disease include actor Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali.


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Thursday
Apr162015

Diamondbacks Recall Cuban OF Yasmany Tomas

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled their big time offseason signee, Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Tomas signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with Arizona in December.

Tomas was an outfielder in Cuba, but the Diamondbacks gave him a chance to win the starting third base job. Tomas lost out to Jake Lamb and was sent to Triple-A Reno.

Despite being recalled, Tomas will primarily be used as a pinch-hitter.

"It is going to be challenging," Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said. "We're bringing him here because we do need a player off the bench -- a player that presents a threat -- and then we'll use the other options as they come."

During his five games with Reno this season, Tomas has hit .190 with one home run, three RBIs, and a .261 on-base percentage.


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Sunday
Apr052015

Yasmany Tomas Sent to Minors

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Cuban third baseman Yasmany Tomas to Triple-A Reno for the start of the regular season.

During the offseason the Diamondbacks signed Tomas to a six-year, $68.5 million contract, but this spring Tomas struggled, hitting .257 in 24 Cactus League games while having trouble adjusting to his new defensive position at third base (he's a natural outfielder).

In 2013, his last season in Cuba with the Industriales, Tomas played in 65 games, hitting .290 with six home runs, 35 RBIs, six stolen bases, and a .346 on-base percentage.

In related news, the Diamondbacks selected the contract of pitcher Archie Bradley while also adding utility man Jordan Pacheco and catcher Gerald Laird to their 25-man major league roster.


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Monday
Mar092015

Diamondbacks Name Pitcher Josh Collmenter Opening Day Starter

iStockphoto(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Josh Collmenter will take the hill when Arizona opens the 2015 season  Monday, April 6, at home against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

In 33 games with Arizona last season, the 29-year-old Collmenter went 11-9 with a 3.46 ERA. He struck out 115 batters and walked 39 in 179 1-3 innings of work.

The Diamondbacks originally selected Collmenter out of Central Michigan University in the 15th round of the 2007 amateur draft.  In 141 appearances across four big league seasons with Arizona, he owns a record of 31-27 along with a 3.42 ERA.

Arizona finished with the worst record in baseball in 2014, at 64-98.


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Thursday
Feb052015

Red Sox Agree to 3-Year Contract with LHP Wade Miley

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox and left-handed pitcher Wade Miley agreed to a three-year contract with a club option for the 2018 season, the team announced on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Red Sox acquired Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Dec. 12 for right-handed pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and minor league infielder Raymel Flores.

Last season with the D-Backs, the 28-year-old Miley went 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA. He struck out 183 batters and walked 75 in 201 1-3 innings of work.

In 2012, Miley was named to the National League All-Star team and finished second to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper for Rookie of the Year.


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Tuesday
Feb032015

Diamondbacks Agree to 1-Year Deal with Laird

Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent catcher Gerald Laird to a one-year minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Laird, 35, spent the last two seasons serving as the Atlanta Braves backup catcher, hitting .238 in 273 plate appearances.

Laird has played 12 big league seasons: six with the Texas Rangers, three with the Detroit Tigers, two with the Braves, and one with the St. Louis Cardinals. During that time, he hit .244 with 38 home runs and 238 RBIs.

Tuffy Gosewisch and Oscar Hernandez are the only catchers on Arizona's 40-man roster.


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Thursday
Jan082015

Diamondbacks Sign Punto

Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks signed infielder Nick Punto to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Wednesday.

Punto will make the major league minimum of $507,500 if he makes the team's Opening Day roster. Punto will still receive $2.7 million from the Oakland Athletics who released him in December.

The 37-year-old switch-hitting Punto has played second base, third base, shortstop, and outfield throughout his career. If he makes the major league roster he's expected to back up third baseman Yasmany Tomas, second baseman Aaron Hill, and shortstop Chris Owings.

Punto has played with the Phillies, Twins, Cardinals, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Athletics throughout his 14-year career. During that time he's compiled a .245 average with 19 home runs, 421 runs scored, and 104 stolen bases.


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