30 Players: Jake Lamb An Underrated Asset On Upstart DiamondbacksThe Diamondbacks look to be contenders this year and a big season from Lamb could help that impression.
D-Backs Acquire Herrmann From Twins For Prospect PalkaThe Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league outfielder-first baseman Daniel Palka. The 27-year-old Herrmann appeared in 142 games for the Twins over the past four seasons, batting .181 with six homers and 33 RBIs.
30 Players: Tomas’ Time Will Come Sooner Than Later For D-backsThe influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.
Will Ferrell To Appear In 5 Arizona Spring Training GamesThe comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. He will play for all 10 teams involved, HBO and Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.
Rain Delay Costs Twins' Hughes $500K BonusThe rain dripped off the brim of his cap as Phil Hughes walked off the mound. An hour-plus delay meant the last start of his first season for Minnesota was over. That half-million-dollar bonus stayed one out away. He still earned a nice prize: the major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio. Hughes struck out five without a walk over eight innings, and the Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Gibson Sharp In Twins' 6-3 Win Over DiamondbacksKyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins.
Joe Mauer Leaves With Bruised Right Elbow Minnesota Twins first-baseman Joe Mauer was forced out of the game after being struck in the right elbow by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Andrew Chafin in the first inning.
Nolasco Rocked In Twins' 6-2 Loss To Diamondbacks A season of futility for Ricky Nolasco was at least looking to end on a halfway decent note when the Minnesota Twins' prize offseason acquisition had put together three straight solid starts heading into the home stretch. After things blew up on him again on Monday night against woeful Arizona, Nolasco admitted that there was nothing he could have done to save what has been a horrendous year for him.
MLB's Most Impressive Bubble MakersWhen it comes to intimidating opponents, there are several effective methods a major league baseball player could use. There's the thousand-yard stare, the extra-sharp cleats -- and those dreaded tobacco loogies. But nothing is more unsettling to an opponent then a well-formed and hypnotic bubble-gum bubble.
National League Mid-Season Team MVPsSometimes a team's best players don't make the All-Star team. Here are the National League's mid-season team MVPs.
Diamondbacks May Turn To Archie Bradley With Patrick Corbin OutInjuries mean opportunities. Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley could land a spot in the starting rotation.
Beyond Bounds: Saints Welcome Back The Veteran Versatility Of Dan KaczrowskiDan Kaczrowski's a realist, who has the work ethic of an optimist. The St. Anthony High graduate earned All-American honors at Hamline, but knew that being drafted in the 26th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 draft meant he wasn't quite on the club's We'll-Be-Seeing-You-In-Phoenix-Soon list.