D-backs News

  • Hall: Too soon to speculate on changes to D-backs

    A 4-14 start to the season has led to public speculation about the job status of D-backs general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson, and that makes team president/CEO Derrick Hall cringe.

  • Shipley tosses five scoreless frames, gets first win

    After being held back in extended spring training to start the season due to right shoulder soreness, Braden Shipley made his season debut Thursday night for Class A South Bend.

  • D-backs' struggles at home continue in loss

    The D-backs got a good outing from Brandon McCarthy, but a victory eluded them once again in a 5-2 loss at Chase Field that dropped them to a league-worst 1-11 at home.

  • Montero's belief in D-back rotation still strong

    D-backs catcher Miguel Montero has a front-row seat when it comes to the struggles of Arizona's rotation, and he's not ready to give up on the starting pitchers.

  • Miley looks for first win in third try vs. Dodgers

    The Dodgers send Zack Greinke out to open their homestand with the D-backs Friday, who counter with Wade Miley. The season is less than 20 games old, but this will already be the third time these National League West rivals will meet.

  • D-backs prospect Lamb's walk-off a good sign

    Third baseman Jake Lamb hit a solo home run with two outs in the 10th inning to give Double-A Mobile a 1-0 walk-off win against Birmingham on Wednesday. The D-backs' No. 7 prospect finished the game 2-for-5.

  • D-backs to roll with 12 pitchers

    The D-backs expect to activate outfielder Cody Ross from the disabled list Friday, and when they do, they will take a pitcher off the roster rather than a position player.

  • Rotation falters again for D-backs in loss

    Bronson Arroyo allowed nine runs over 3 1/3 innings during the D-backs' 9-0 loss to the Mets on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

  • D-backs in awe of what Jackie went through

    D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, like every player and coach in Major League Baseball on Tuesday, donned uniforms with Robinson's No. 42 on the back to celebrate the anniversary of Robinson playing in his first big league game.

  • Call at first overturned after D-backs challenge

    D-backs manager Kirk Gibson challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 9-0 loss to the Mets and got the call overturned in his team's favor. Arizona was trailing 9-0 at the time of the replay.

  • Towers defends keeping Bradley in Triple-A

    D-backs general manager Kevin Towers said again on Tuesday that the decision not to promote top prospect Archie Bradley this week had nothing to do with delaying the right-hander's arbitration or free-agent clocks.

  • Gibson trying to move past D-backs' losses

    If he seems a bit upset when meeting with reporters 10 minutes after a loss, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson asks that you cut him some slack. Gibson was known to be a very intense player, but he generally had more time before he had to meet with the media.

  • D-backs fall to Mets in Collmenter's first start

    The D-backs shook up their rotation in hopes of sparking their sagging fortunes. Those moves may pay dividends, but Monday it was more of the same as the D-backs fell, 7-3, to the Mets at Chase Field.

  • D-backs move struggling Cahill to bullpen

    Struggling D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill will have to get his issues worked out in the bullpen. The D-backs will shift Cahill to the bullpen and replace him with right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who was called up Monday and will make his first start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

  • Bolsinger to take Cahill's rotation spot

    In an effort to shake up their struggling starting staff, the D-backs selected the contract of right-hander Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-hander Will Harris to Reno. Bolsinger will take the rotation spot of Trevor Cahill and start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

  • Ross could return to D-backs in near future

    D-backs outfielder Cody Ross could return to action as soon as Friday, when the D-backs take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Ross had Monday off and was scheduled to play back-to-back nine-inning games Tuesday and Wednesday for Triple-A Reno.

  • D-backs to celebrate life of Jackie Robinson

    April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day throughout Major League Baseball, and the D-backs will celebrate Robinson's life with a series of events when they play host to the Mets on Tuesday night.

  • Arroyo doesn't want to see starters pressing

    With a starting rotation struggling to pitch past the fifth inning, the D-backs' bullpen has been greatly taxed so far in this young season. The temptation is to say the D-backs need a starter to step up and come up with an outstanding start to turn the tide. That kind of thinking, though, can lead to pressing and then wind up having the opposite effect, according to Bronson Arroyo.