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  • ready to roll
    Goldschmidt's ready to go: Chafin impressive in spring opener
    Pain-free.That’s the way Diamondbacks’ first baseman Paul Goldschmidt described his first competitive time at the plate since last August 1.That’s when Goldschmidt’s right hand was broken by the Pirates’ Ernesto Friei...
  • Dodgers sign Mike Adams
    Dodger ink setup man Mike Adams to minor league deal
    The Los Angeles Dodgers took another gamble on a pitcher with health problems signing relief pitcher Mike Adams to a minor league contract, the club announced via email Sunday. Along with the contract came an invitation to big league camp in...
  • Mark Trumbo
    Spring Training trade makes sense for D-Backs and Blue Jays
    On Monday the rain kept hot stove dreams alive for another day while the players itched for a chance to get on the field.Trades during spring training are rare. Most clubs have made their off-season moves and are prepared to go to war with what...
  • ready for 2015
    Diamondbacks' Trumbo ready for a fresh start
    New year, clean slate.That’s the way Diamondbacks’ outfielder Mark Trumbo looks into his crystal ball.After coming over from the Angles in a three-team deal in the last off-season, Trumbo showed up in Chase Field to patrol left field....
  • 1986 Topps: #393 Chris Pittaro
    The legend of Chris Pittaro (1985)
    Sparky Anderson fell in love with Chris Pittaro in 1985. Pittaro's outstanding performance in Spring Training led Anderson to consider moving All Star second baseman Lou Whitaker to third base. Whitaker preferred to remain at his native...
  • numbers game
    Tommy John survivors in Diamondbacks 'numbers game'
    If the Diamondbacks have serious competition for both the starting rotation and relievers, the status and future of Tommy John survivors becomes that much more critical.Currently, five pitchers are in various stages of recovery, and a fifth, left...
  • Minnie Minoso
    Minnie Minoso, first black MLB player in Chicago, dies at 92
    The Chicago White Sox announced on Sunday that Minnie Minoso, the first black MLB player to play in Chicago, has died at the age of 92. The team has spent the day offering their condolences to his family and sharing memories of him.Minosao hit a...
  • WWE continues to amaze, launches Superstars for Hope
    WWE continues to amaze, launches Superstars for Hope
    The WWE's role as a leader outside of the squared circle is very evident. Just as with every other major sports, their role as social leaders extends well beyond entertainment value.On Thursday, the WWE announced "the launch of Superstars...
  • Rising up
    Meet the Reds non-roster invites
    Spring training is in full swing in Goodyear, Ariz., and it's the time when non-roster players get their shot to try and make the Opening Day roster.Everything is off to a great start in Reds camp unlike Toronto, who had an outfielder injure...
  • Monster of Motown
    Reds schedule outlook: Detroit Tigers
    While the Cincinnati Reds are gearing up in Arizona, former Red Alfredo Simon is soaking up the sun in central Florida with his new teammates, the Detroit Tigers.The "Big Pasta" was traded this off-season to help the Tigers replace Rick...
  • Trying to stay healthy
    Reds schedule outlook: Colorado Rockies
    The days from now to Opening Day as slowly dwindling which means it's the perfect time of the year to look ahead at what lies ahead for the Cincinnati Reds.The Reds can identify with the problems the Colorado Rockies had when it comes to...
  • Jon Lester brings new hope to Cubs
    Cubs spring training is in full swing
    If you haven’t been paying attention, the Cubs have sold the naming rights for their spring training park in Mesa, AZ. The park is now known as Sloan Park. A rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday at the park where...
  • Bernard Fernandez
    Another voice of the Negro Leagues is silenced
    Bernard Fernandez, a pitcher whose career began in 1938 and lasted for more than a decade, passed away at the age of 96 on November 19, 2014. His gravelly voice still echoes in my head from our 2007 meeting, when I visited with Fernandez at his...
  • ready by May
    Hale remains undecided on roster composition
    Part of the equation is considered filled.With spring training games about to begin, Diamondbacks’ manager Chip Hale told reporters Friday he has a strong idea of who his opening day starter may be on April 6 against the San Francisco Giants...
  • competing against seven other propsects
    O'Brien gaining attention in Diamondbacks' camp
    While saying all the things politically-correct, there’s a quiet confidence which permeates about Diamondbacks’ rookie catcher Peter O’Brien.Quietly on the radar screen but not quite out of mind, out of sight, O’Brien is...