No structural damage, but D-backs pitcher needs more rest
By Jake Rill
PHOENIX -- After traveling to Alabama to meet with renowned surgeon James Andrews, D-backs starter Archie Bradley has received confirmation that there is no structural damage to his right shoulder, which has caused him to be on the disabled list since June 4.
Bradley visited with Andrews on Wednesday to receive a second opinion on his injured shoulder. The D-backs right-hander was told the original diagnosis by team doctor Gary Waslewski was correct.
PHOENIX -- Brett Anderson pitched seven quality innings, and Howie Kendrick continued to torment the D-backs as the Dodgers cruised to a 4-3 win on Wednesday night to capture the three-game series at Chase Field.
It's been a while, but Rockies left-hander Chris Rusin has fond memories of facing the D-backs, as he went 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in two starts against them back in 2012-13 with the Cubs. Rusin will get another chance Thursday night, when the Rockies and D-backs open a four-game set at Chase Field. D-backs righty Jeremy Hellickson will be making his first career appearance against the Rockies.
Bullpen can't hold late lead as D-backs fall to Dodgers
By Ken Gurnick and Jake Rill
PHOENIX -- Howie Kendrick (4-for-5) homered leading off the 10th inning and Yasmani Grandal, who homered earlier, added a two-run double as the Dodgers beat the D-Backs Tuesday night, 6-4, at Chase Field.
PHOENIX -- D-backs starter Archie Bradley wanted a second opinion after feeling pain in his right shoulder following his rehab outing for Triple-A Reno. This week, he'll look for clarity when he visits Dr. James Andrews in Alabama.
PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo doubled home Jake Lamb to trigger a four-run eighth inning as the D-backs rallied to beat the Dodgers on Monday night, 10-6, snapping Los Angeles' seven-game win streak over Arizona.
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When Miguel Sano was hitting just .159 and slugging .381 in April, no one in the Twins organization was overly concerned. They knew the rust from having missed the 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery would be considerable, and fully expected him to return to the power-hitting corner infielder he was before the injury.
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Andrew Chafin becomes Dennis the Menace in bullpen
By Ben Cosman |
Through the first four innings of Thursday's D-backs-Rockies game, there wasn't a whole lot for Arizona's bullpen to do, aside from watching the compelling De La Rosa vs. De La Rosa matchup unfurling before them. Their own Rubby De La Rosa had allowed just one hit through four -- accordingly, there wasn't much warming up for D-backs relievers to do.
DENVER -- The D-backs had a pair of players selected to participate in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place July 12 as part of the All-Star Game activities at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
DENVER -- D-backs right-hander Jeremy Hellickson threw his regular between-starts bullpen session Wednesday and said he did not experience any discomfort in his back and is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Padres.