7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks
Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.
7/20/2014 | Gibson's challenge leads to vital insurance run
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson successfully challenged a call at second base in the seventh inning of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Cubs. The overturn eventually led to a run.
7/20/2014 | Ross day to day with left calf tightness
After leaving Saturday's 9-3 win against the Cubs before the third inning with tightness in his left calf, outfielder Cody Ross said he doesn't think the injury will keep him out long.
7/20/2014 | D-backs wary of overworking Trumbo after DL stint
Mark Trumbo played only seven games during his Minor League rehab stint while he worked to return from a stress fracture in his left foot, so manager Kirk Gibson is trying to ease him into the lineup now that he is back in the big leagues.
7/20/2014 | Gibson tired of injury-forced callups
If manager Kirk Gibson doesn't have to see another Minor Leaguer make his D-backs debut for a little while, he won't mind too much. The skipper would rather the club get healthier.
7/20/2014 | Collmenter, Peralta propel D-backs to sweep of Cubs
The D-backs squeaked out a 3-2 victory in a pitchers' duel to sweep the Cubs at Chase Field on Sunday, notching their third straight come-from-behind win. David Peralta led the way with two RBIs to support Josh Collmenter, who tossed seven strong innings.
7/20/2014 | Tigers looking for more road success in Arizona
Despite dropping three of four to Cleveland over the weekend, the Tigers still hold a 5 1/2-game lead in the American League Central, and they'll look to add to the win column beginning Monday, when they visit Arizona for a three-game set with the D-backs.
7/19/2014 | Ross OK after exiting early with left calf tightness
Cody Ross left Saturday's 9-3 victory over the Cubs before the top of the third inning with tightness in his left calf. After the game, manager Kirk Gibson said Ross' injury wasn't severe and it should not keep him out for long.
7/19/2014 | Owings temporarily shut down to rest ailing shoulder
After shortstop Chris Owings saw a doctor on Friday, the D-backs elected to shut down their rookie infielder for the next three days, manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday.
7/19/2014 | Hot-hitting Peralta holding his own in center
David Peralta has made a name for himself at the plate since being called up from Double-A Mobile on June 1. But with the D-backs' outfield getting more crowded, Peralta has been forced to show versatility with his glove.
7/19/2014 | Gregorius stepping up in pinch with glove, bat
Chris Owings has been out of the lineup with a shoulder injury since late June, but fortunately for the D-backs, another young infielder has filled in well for the injured Owings. Didi Gregorius has hit .306 and provided solid defense at three different infield spots -- shortstop, second base and third base.
7/19/2014 | Arrieta looks to continue stellar campaign in finale
Jake Arrieta will make his first start following the break on Sunday against righty Josh Collmenter as the D-backs and Cubs wrap up the three-game weekend set. Arizona will be looking to complete the sweep over cellar-dwelling Chicago.
7/19/2014 | Goldy, Montero flex muscles to power past Cubs
For the second night in a row, the D-backs overcame an early deficit to beat the Cubs, clinching the three-game series with a 9-3 victory at Chase Field on Saturday. Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt combined to drive in six runs to help Wade Miley pick up the win.
7/19/2014 | Prado earns first career ejection; Gibson tossed too
Neither manager Kirk Gibson nor Martin Prado were in the dugout to enjoy the end of the D-backs' 5-4 win over the Cubs on Friday night. Home-plate umpire Cory Blaser ejected Gibson and Prado after an argument in the eighth inning.
7/18/2014 | D-backs finish Draft signings by inking 11th-rounder
Friday's deadline to sign picks from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft passed relatively uneventfully for the D-backs, but the club did come to terms with one additional selection. The D-backs signed left-handed pitcher Jared Miller -- their 11th-round pick -- on Friday.
7/18/2014 | Owings progressing slowly from nagging shoulder
Chris Owings has been out since June 25 with a strained left shoulder, and he still is not close to returning to the D-backs' lineup. Owings said Thursday that he hasn't received a timetable for when he could return, but it doesn't look to be in the near future.
7/18/2014 | Goldy striving to build off stellar first half
Despite going 0-for-3 in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is looking to carry his hot hitting from before the break into the second half of the season.
7/18/2014 | Miley battles Cubs eyeing continued resurgence
Saturday at Chase Field marks a meeting between two former All-Stars who were trending in distinctively different directions heading into the All-Star break. Wade Miley will go for the D-backs hoping to keep rolling while the Cubs start Travis Wood, who has struggled.
7/18/2014 | Cahill bends, doesn't break in return as D-backs rally
The D-backs started the second half of the season with a come-from-behind, 5-4 win over the Cubs at Chase Field on Friday night. Paul Goldschmidt hit his 17th homer and Didi Gregorius drove in a pair.
7/17/2014 | Players feeling rejuvenated after the break
For the D-backs, the All-Star break was a welcome reprieve from a first half marred by injuries and losing streaks.
7/17/2014 | Cahill set for return after more than a month in Minors
Trevor Cahill hasn't played a Major League game in more than a month. But he will get a second chance when he gets the ball against the Cubs on Friday night at Chase Field.
7/16/2014 | D-backs look ahead after injuries, struggles in first half
The second half of the 2014 season is really about 2015 when it comes to the Arizona Diamondbacks. A horrendous start to the season along with crucial injuries left the D-backs buried in the standings at the All-Star break, but no less determined that the second half will be productive.
7/15/2014 | AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory
Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-field advantage in the World Series.
7/15/2014 | Goldy, Montero see action in NL's loss to AL
Paul Goldschmidt made a fine diving stop at first base, while catcher Miguel Montero entered as a defensive replacement late in the National League's 5-3 loss in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.
7/14/2014 | Right on Target: Stars align at Twins' home park
It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thing for us. It's well-deserved. A lot of people have put a lot of work in here at the stadium."
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