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2/27/2015 | D-backs' trajectory depends on choosing proper pieces

The D-backs are embracing a chance to create a new look this spring. This is, after all, a franchise that lost 98 games last season, prompting ownership to revamp the management team for the third time in five years, hiring Dave Stewart to take over for Kevin Towers and Chip Hale to replace Kirk Gibson.


2/27/2015 | D-backs announce 2015 TV schedule

FOX Sports Arizona will televise 150 D-backs games during the regular season in 2015 as well as three Cactus League contests.


2/27/2015 | D-backs, Trumbo feel slugger better fit for right field

D-backs GM Dave Stewart decided after last season that right field would be a better fit for Mark Trumbo than left, where he began the 2014 season.


2/27/2015 | Hale would prefer to carry 12 pitchers

D-backs manager Chip Hale would prefer to carry 12 pitchers rather than 13, but that could be influenced by the number of hurlers the team has returning from Tommy John surgery.


2/27/2015 | La Russa sees a lot of Pujols in Goldschmidt

Over the past week as the D-backs have come to life on the field in front of him, chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has been pleased with what he's seen. Friday morning, La Russa discussed who he sees in Paul Goldschmidt, among other topics.


2/26/2015 | Diehard fan Lamb inspired by visit to Seahawks' practice

D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb got the opportunity to watch his favorite NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks, practice this offseason.


2/26/2015 | Prospect Gray shows off highly touted velocity

During the regular season last year, Jon Gray managed a solid Double-A season (10-5, 3.91 ERA) despite diminishing fastball speed -- low to mid 90s, rather than mid to upper 90s, with an occasional 100 -- because of shoulder fatigue.


2/26/2015 | Healthy Ross welcomes battle for playing time

Cody Ross suffered a gruesome, season-ending dislocation and fracture of his hip in 2013 and he was a shell of himself last year hitting .252 in just 219 plate appearances.


2/26/2015 | D-backs' Minor Leaguers get to work early

In an effort to get their starting pitchers stretched out before the Minor League season opens and to get some younger prospects extra work, the D-backs invited 50 players to come to Spring Training on Wednesday ahead of the March 10 pitcher and catcher report date.


2/25/2015 | Tireless Hale right man for D-backs' revival

When September rolls around, we're going to be talking about the D-backs' Chip Hale as a surprise pick in a group of candidates likely to include Joe Maddon, Bud Black, Mike Redmond and all the usual suspects, the guys like Bruce Bochy, Clint Hurdle and Mike Matheny. It may sound silly to speculate about this before the first pitch of the Cactus League season, but you don't need a crystal ball to know this is going to work.


2/25/2015 | D-backs allowing Tomas to ease into playing third base

Manager Chip Hale acknowledged Wednesday that the team would probably make a decision whether Yasmany Tomas can stay at third or needs to get shifted back to the outfield.


2/25/2015 | Fans a priority as D-backs aim for strong start to season

When it comes to the team payroll, team president/CEO Derrick Hall said the D-backs organization is comfortable having it in the $90 million to $91 million range, but that, as of right now, it is higher than that.


2/25/2015 | Trumbo happy to put arbitration hearing behind him

D-backs outfielder Mark Trumbo was prepared to hear the worst when he walked into his salary-arbitration hearing last week, but it all worked out in the end for him.


2/24/2015 | O'Brien turning heads at D-backs camp

Peter O'Brien's power stroke is drawing attention all over D-backs camp.


2/24/2015 | Tweaked delivery in tow, Cahill eyes consistency

After getting demoted to Class A last season, righty Trevor Cahill thinks he's found a key towards his command.


2/24/2015 | Bradley banking on knuckle curve to land job with D-backs

The knuckle curve is a rare pitch at any level, but Archie Bradley is hoping it will carry him to the Majors in 2015


2/24/2015 | Manfred discusses pace of game with D-backs

Commissioner Rob Manfred stopped by Salt River Fields on Tuesday morning to meet briefly with D-backs players before they began their morning workout.


2/23/2015 | Big Unit addresses D-backs hurlers in camp

Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson made his second appearance of the spring at D-backs camp Monday, and this time addressed the pitchers as a group before their morning workout.


2/23/2015 | Hudson happy to have 'normal' spring with D-backs

If nothing else, the past two-plus years have taught D-backs right-hander Daniel Hudson the value of patience, and he's certainly had plenty of practice at taking things day by day. That will come in handy this spring, as a determination as to whether Hudson is used as a starter or reliever will evolve as camp goes on.


2/22/2015 | Revamped front office key to turnaround

Tony La Russa, Dave Stewart and Randy Johnson head up a Hall Fame caliber front-office staff that hopes to instill a winning attitude on a D-backs roster ready for a fresh start.


2/22/2015 | D-backs Fan Fest draws huge crowd

Chip Hale has been with some organizations where getting players to attend fan events was not always easy, but the D-backs manager had no such trouble with his team when it came to Sunday's Subway Fan Fest at Chase Field.


2/22/2015 | Right versus left no issue for Hale in rotation

There are three open spots in the D-backs rotation behind Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson and almost a dozen candidates to fill those slots.


2/21/2015 | Locante shows off 'electric stuff' in D-backs camp

D-backs left-hander Will Locante could not help but notice the difference between throwing a bullpen session in Major League camp as opposed to over on the Minor League side.


2/21/2015 | Attention to detail could put Hernandez in bigs

The D-backs selected Oscar Hernandez from the Rays organization with the No. 1 overall pick in the Rule 5 Draft last December, and he must stay in the big leagues all season or be offered back to Tampa Bay. He was chosen because despite the fact that he played in the Class A Midwest League last year, the D-backs feel he is ready defensively for the Major Leagues.


2/21/2015 | Goldy gets 'huge honor' of college retiring number

D-Paul Goldschmidt will be the last person to wear 37 at Texas State University as the school surprised the D-backs first baseman a couple of weeks ago with the news that it was retiring his number.




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