3/10/2014 | D-backs add Perez to bullpen on two-year deal
The D-backs officially announced the signing of left-handed reliever Oliver Perez on Monday. Perez will earn $1.75 million in 2014 and $2.5 million in 2015.
3/9/2014 | Pair of calls upheld by replay in Padres-D-backs game
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson used a replay challenge for the first time Sunday when he asked umpires to review a first-inning play at first base. With Chris Owings at first base, Paul Goldschmidt hit a grounder to first that Tommy Medica bobbled and then had to race Goldschmidt to the bag.
3/9/2014 | Bradley to start exhibition game vs. Team Australia
Top prospect Archie Bradley will get the start against Team Australia in an exhibition game March 21 in Sydney.
3/9/2014 | After latest moves, D-backs roster down to 40
The D-backs made 13 roster moves Sunday pairing the number of players in camp down to 40. Pitchers Eury De La Rosa and Zeke Spruill along with outfielders Ender Inciarte and Alfredo Marte were optioned to Triple-A Reno.
3/9/2014 | Gibson still has faith in struggling Putz
D-backs reliever J.J. Putz's numbers have not been impressive this spring, but manager Kirk Gibson has not lost faith in the right-hander.
3/9/2014 | Pollock, Schultz impress as D-backs tie Padres
D-backs starter Bo Schultz continued his outstanding spring by allowing just one unearned run over three innings and the Padres' bullpen combined for 6 2/3 scoreless innings as Sunday's game ended in a 2-2 tie.
3/8/2014 | Bradley bonding with backstop Montero
D-backs top prospect Archie Bradley and catcher Miguel Montero are becoming fast friends this spring, building a relationship that should pay dividends whenever the hard-throwing right-hander reaches the big leagues.
3/8/2014 | Thatcher not worrying about future with D-backs
When Joe Thatcher learned Friday that the D-backs were on the verge of signing fellow left-handed reliever Oliver Perez to a two-year free-agent contract, the move -- one that puts Thatcher's future with the club into question -- didn't entirely catch him off guard.
3/8/2014 | Returning veterans might hold key for D-backs
You'd be hard-pressed to find a single analysis of the D-backs' trade for Mark Trumbo that doesn't somehow incorporate the words "lineup protection" in it. The problem, though, with this assumption is twofold: 1. The concept of "lineup construction" is statistically dubious to begin with, and 2. manager Kirk Gibson seems to have no plans to pair Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt, anyway.
3/8/2014 | Bradley does well in D-backs' win over Angels
D-backs top prospect Archie Bradley didn't breeze through his second Cactus League start Saturday but he also did not give up a run. Bradley allowed just two hits to the Angels in 3 1/3 innings, reaching his pitch-count limit before his four-innings cap in the D-backs' 5-2 win at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
3/8/2014 | McCarthy solid in five-inning stint vs. White Sox
While the White Sox were dealing with an injury to their starter, Brandon McCarthy pitched well for five innings against his former team during Saturday's 6-4 victory at Camelback Ranch.
3/7/2014 | Goldschmidt expected back in lineup Saturday
D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has not played in Cactus League games for the past two days due to stiffness in his legs, but is expected to play against the Angels on Saturday.
3/7/2014 | Arroyo takes pride in durability, playing through pain
Bronson Arroyo, who pitched with Valley Fever and mononucleosis during in 2011, is forced to miss a start with a bulging disc.
3/7/2014 | Miley gives up one unearned run in five strong innings
Arizona southpaw Wade Miley had a nice outing vs. the A's, giving up just one unearned run over five innings in his second spring start.
3/7/2014 | D-backs near deal with free-agent lefty Perez
The D-backs are near an agreement on a two-year contract with free-agent left-hander Oliver Perez, a baseball source confirmed. The deal is pending a physical and the finalizing of contract language
3/7/2014 | Aussie baseball has long, colorful, successful history
Baseball isn't held in the same esteem in Australia as cricket and "footy," but it has a grand history Down Under, dating far back into the 19th century and into the modern day, as dozens of Aussies have been making it to the Major Leagues.
3/7/2014 | View from Studio 3: Chavez embraces mentor role
When it comes to experience and wisdom, Eric Chavez has plenty, and it figures to rub off on the D-backs no matter if the 36-year-old veteran third baseman is in or out of the lineup.
3/6/2014 | Results elude Cahill in forgettable outing
Trevor Cahill tried to look at the bright side after a disappointing start Thursday against the A's. Cahill allowed six runs on eight hits over three innings in what ended as an 8-8 tie with Oakland.
3/6/2014 | Gibson not declaring closer, at least not yet
When the D-backs acquired Addison Reed from the White Sox in December, it was widely assumed that he would be the team's closer. Whether J.J. Putz has done anything to change the equation so far is not clear.
3/6/2014 | D-backs settle for tie after Cahill's shaky start
The A's scored three runs in the first off Trevor Cahill, and the teams went on to settle for an 8-8 tie on Thursday afternoon. Cahill wound up allowing six runs on eight hits in lasting just three innings.
3/5/2014 | McCarthy opens 2014 Chatting Cage season
D-backs pitcher Brandon McCarthy took some time prior to Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Royals to field questions from fans via social media and a live video stream in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage.
3/5/2014 | D-backs not settling for anything less
D-backs GM Kevin Towers wants to make sure Arizona has the necessary parts to make that trip to the Promised Land. And unlike his days in San Diego, where rebuilding was so often the focus, this past winter, alone, showed that Towers knows the future is now in the Desert of the Sun.
3/5/2014 | Arroyo receiving treatment for herniated disk
D-backs right-hander Bronson Arroyo, who was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday, was diagnosed with a slight bulging disk. Arroyo underwent an MRI on Tuesday afternoon and was given an epidural Wednesday morning by team physician, Michael Lee.
3/5/2014 | Corbin keeps building up to start in Australia
Patrick Corbin had hoped to get five innings in on Wednesday, but other than that, the D-backs lefty was pleased with his start. Corbin will have two more spring starts before his Opening Day assignment.
3/5/2014 | Corbin solid as D-backs fall short against KC
Eric Chavez and Mark Trumbo delivered RBI hits during a four-run fourth inning and Patrick Corbin fanned four in four innings as the D-backs dropped a 6-5 decision to the Royals on Wednesday.
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