D-backs acquire four players from M's for Trumbo, Nuno

D-backs acquire four players from M's for Trumbo, Nuno

The Mariners have acquired outfielder/designated hitter Mark Trumbo and left-hander Vidal Nuno from the D-backs in exchange for catcher Welington Castillo, right-handed pitcher Dominic Leone and Minor Leaguers Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer.

"Trumbo gives us another proven, middle-of-the-line-up bat," said Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik. "He brings power and experience to the club. We think his presence will stretch and deepen our lineup with a legitimate Major League hitter. Nuno is a versatile, left-hander who has experience starting and relieving and comes to us at a time when we have experienced injuries. He's a tough kid who throws strikes and will be a nice addition overall.

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D-backs dig out of 6-run hole to topple Braves

D-backs dig out of 6-run hole to topple Braves

PHOENIX -- The D-backs overcame a six-run deficit, using a three-run rally in the seventh inning to get past the Braves, 9-8, on Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field.

Chris Owings tied the game at 7 with an RBI single, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia pushed the D-backs ahead with a sacrifice fly to center off Braves reliever Jim Johnson, who took the loss. Yasmany Tomas collected three hits, and A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a home run for the D-backs, who trailed, 6-0, in the second and matched the largest deficit they have come back to win from in club history.

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Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. Jake Rill is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

A look at the past five No. 1 Draft picks

A look at the past five No. 1 Draft picks

The D-backs have the first overall pick in the 2015 Draft, which begins Monday, for just the second time in franchise history. They did well picking in that spot in 2005, when they selected a high school shortstop named Justin Upton.

Here's a look at the No. 1 overall picks over the past five years and how they've fared:

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Hellickson out to win third straight start facing Mets

Hellickson out to win third straight start facing Mets

Mets ace Matt Harvey gave up nearly as many runs in his last two starts as he did in his first eight starts combined.

The right-hander looks to get back on track when the Mets continue their road trip with a four-game series against the D-backs that begins on Thursday. Harvey made his Major League debut against the D-backs in Phoenix on July 26, 2012, striking out 11 over 5 1/3 scoreless innings for his first big league win. The D-backs counter with Jeremy Hellickson, who looks to extend his personal winning streak to three starts.

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D-backs edge Braves on Pollock's clutch HR

D-backs edge Braves on Pollock's clutch HR

PHOENIX -- A.J. Pollock hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the D-backs to a 7-6 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

Pollock's opposite-field blast came on a 1-0 pitch from Braves reliever Brandon Cunniff, landing in the swimming pool in right-center. It was the sixth homer of the year for the center fielder, who has hit safely in 12 of 14 games and batted .397 during that stretch.

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Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. Jake Rill is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pollock enjoying All-Star-caliber first half

Arizona center fielder delivers go-ahead two-run HR, draws praise from Goldy, Hale

Pollock enjoying All-Star-caliber first half

PHOENIX -- A.J. Pollock hasn't been among the top 15 outfielders in either of the first two balloting updates for the National League. If teammate Paul Goldschmidt was picking the team, the D-backs' center fielder would certainly be going to Cincinnati in July.

"He's a really good player, definitely All Star-type caliber. He does it all," Goldschmidt said after Arizona's 7-6 win over Atlanta. "He does everything really, really well. You might not see him hitting 40 homers or anything like that, but it's all five tools."

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Goldy up to 2nd at 1B in All-Star voting

D-backs slugger trails only Dodgers' Gonzalez on NL ballot

Goldy up to 2nd at 1B in All-Star voting

PHOENIX -- D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt moved up to second among National League first basemen in the most recent updated vote totals for the All-Star Game, which will be in Cincinnati on July 14. Fans can vote via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

Goldschmidt surpassed Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo for second, as he has accumulated 1,067,482 votes. The Arizona slugger still trails the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez, who has 1,380,696 votes.

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With top pick, D-backs may turn to position player

Organization's pitching restocked, now Arizona has other needs to address in Draft

With top pick, D-backs may turn to position player

The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday at 3 p.m. MST. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 4 p.m., with the top 75 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com's exclusive coverage of Day 2 begins with a live Draft show at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with exclusive coverage of Day 3 beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

MLB.com's coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 200 Draft Prospects list and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of over 1,700 Draft-eligible players. Every selection will be tweeted live from @MLBDraftTracker, and you can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.

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Corbin upbeat as he nears rehab stint

D-backs lefty hopes to head out Sunday or Monday

Corbin upbeat as he nears rehab stint

PHOENIX -- D-backs starter Patrick Corbin recently had a bit of a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, prompting the club to give the left-hander five days off from throwing.

Corbin returned to the mound with Monday's extended spring game, and now feels that he is closing in on a rehab assignment with a Minor League affiliate.

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Draft memories: How have D-backs fared recently?

Draft memories: How have D-backs fared recently?

PHOENIX -- When the 2015 Draft begins Monday, the D-backs will have the No. 1 overall pick for just the second time in franchise history.

Here's a look back at some of Arizona's recent Drafts:

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Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Peralta scratched, but available to pinch-hit

D-backs outfielder has stiffness in two fingers on left hand

Peralta scratched, but available to pinch-hit

PHOENIX -- D-backs outfielder David Peralta was a late scratch from Tuesday's starting lineup against the Braves, though he was available to pinch-hit.

Peralta has been dealing with an injury to the middle and index fingers on his left hand which he suffered when he was hit in the hand on a bunt attempt Sunday in Milwaukee. He was out of the lineup for Monday's series opener.

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Gosewisch done for year with torn ACL

D-backs catcher will undergo surgery this week

Gosewisch done for year with torn ACL

PHOENIX -- D-backs catcher Tuffy Gosewisch suffered a full tear of the ACL in his left knee and will undergo season-ending surgery, the club announced during Monday's 8-1 loss to the Braves.

Gosewisch met with the club's chief orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gary Waslewski, on Monday night, who determined it was torn. Gosewisch said he will likely have the surgery later this week and the recovery will take six to eight months.

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Bradley's issues continue in loss to Braves

Bradley's issues continue in loss to Braves

PHOENIX -- Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs and Alex Wood pitched eight innings of one-run ball, leading the Braves to an 8-1 win over the D-backs in Monday night's series opener at Chase Field.

The Braves rattled off 13 hits, using a three-run second inning to take an early lead. Freeman's two-run blast to right-center field in the fifth put the Braves ahead, 5-0. Meanwhile, Wood scattered seven hits and won his third straight start. He has a 1.23 ERA in that stretch.

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Jake Rill is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Jesse Sanchez is a national reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Despite struggles, Bradley staying positive

In losing three of four starts since return, Arizona righty's stuff hasn't been same

Despite struggles, Bradley staying positive

PHOENIX -- In the first month of his Major League career, D-backs starter Archie Bradley was consistently providing strong starts.

But since a line drive to the face sidelined Bradley for two weeks, he has had trouble getting back to the form he showed back in April. The right-hander's struggles continued in Monday's 8-1 loss to the Braves, as he allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings and lost for the third time in four starts.

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Collmenter tours Walk of Fame dressed as himself

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Collmenter tours Walk of Fame dressed as himself

L.A.'s Hollywood Boulevard has become a bit like Times Square West -- lots of tourists, lots of strange museums and, of course, lots of people in costume. So, when D-backs pitcher Josh Collmenter took Fox Sports 1's "MLB Inside the Show" on a visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he knew he'd need to go big to stand out among the crowd of knock-off Batmans. His solution? A cultural and athletic icon, recognizable across nations, and a man near and dear to his heart: professional baseball player Josh Collmenter:

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Hale raves about Goldy as player, leader

D-backs slugger coming off huge offensive series

Hale raves about Goldy as player, leader

PHOENIX -- First-year D-backs manager Chip Hale had heard about Paul Goldschmidt and the work he puts in to be an above-average player.

Through his first two months at the helm, Hale said his All-Star first baseman has lived up to what he had heard.

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Jake Rill is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Peralta likely to avoid DL stint

D-backs outfielder says left hand feels better

Peralta likely to avoid DL stint

PHOENIX -- D-backs outfielder David Peralta will likely avoid a trip to the disabled list after leaving Sunday's game with an injury to his left hand.

Peralta suffered the injury to his middle and index fingers on a bunt attempt against the Brewers. X-rays came back negative and Peralta said his hand felt better when he took batting practice in the cage before Monday's 8-1 loss to the Braves.

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Anderson, D-backs let sweep slip away

Anderson, D-backs let sweep slip away

MILWAUKEE -- The D-backs thought they had this one. They came out of the gate swinging the bats well and had one of their most consistent pitchers in Chase Anderson on the mound against the Brewers on Sunday.

And after they jumped out to a four-run lead through two innings it looked like they would complete the sweep. Instead, Anderson allowed the Brewers back into the game and the D-backs wound up with a heartbreaking, 7-6 loss in 17 innings.

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Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

D-backs stifled late in 17-inning marathon

D-backs stifled late in 17-inning marathon

MILWAUKEE -- Martin Maldonado hit a home run to dead center in the 17th inning as the Brewers walked off the D-backs, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.

Maldonado's blast came with one out off Arizona lefty Vidal Nuno, who had come on to pitch in the 12th.

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Brandon Curry is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Strahan on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

Astros prospect hit five bombs, drove in 19 on strength of three-homer, 12-RBI game

Strahan on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

Derek Fisher needed just one game to cement his spot on the Prospect Team of the Week. Making his high Class A debut on Saturday, the Astros outfielder broke a 61-year-old California League record with 12 RBIs.

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Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com and writes a blog, Callis' Corner. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rawhide hosting 'Jose Jose' night: Free tix for Joses

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Rawhide hosting 'Jose Jose' night: Free tix for Joses

The Visalia Rawhide are celebrating their one-time outfielder-turned-pitcher who is blessed with a name so good, he was given it twice. Jose Jose has his very own appreciation night, and what better way to celebrate than to give free admission to all guests with the name Jose?

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Goldy's at-bats must-see events from dugout

Hale wants to go back to having 12 pitchers on roster

Goldy's at-bats must-see events from dugout

MILWAUKEE -- It turns out it's not just fans who enjoy watching first baseman Paul Goldschmidt play, as his D-backs teammates make sure they don't miss a pitch when he's up to bat.

In fact, rookie pitcher Archie Bradley said he wishes there was a camera in the dugout to capture the looks he and his teammates have.

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Steve Gilbert has been writing about D-backs since 1997 and has been the club's beat reporter for MLB.com since 2001.

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Dansby for D-backs: Arizona should take Swanson

Vanderbilt shortstop appears to have bright Major League future on horizon

Dansby for D-backs: Arizona should take Swanson

Nothing can boost an organization quite like a homegrown star, which is why the Major League Baseball Draft is so important for all 30 teams.

No club understands this more than the team with the No. 1 overall pick. And while there have been some busts at that spot in recent years, such as Matt Bush (2004, Padres) and Bryan Bullington (2002, Pirates), historical data shows just how important that selection is.

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Dan O'Dowd is an MLB Network analyst and MLB.com columnist who served as general manager of the Rockies for 15 years, building a National League pennant winner in 2007. Prior to his time with Colorado, he worked in the front offices of the Orioles and Indians. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bradley goes 'back to the basics'

Struggling righty spends extra time with pitching coach Mike Harkey

Bradley goes 'back to the basics'

MILWAUKEE -- The five days between starts can seem like an eternity to a pitcher after a bad outing, but D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley has tried to put them to good use.

Bradley, who will start Monday against the Braves, has struggled in his three starts since coming off the disabled list, and he spent extra time with pitching coach Mike Harkey since getting roughed up in St. Louis on Wednesday.

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Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Teammates gush as Goldy crushes Crew

Goldschmidt hits two home runs to lead D-backs over Brewers

Teammates gush as Goldy crushes Crew

MILWAUKEE -- Paul Goldschmidt will tell you that it's too small of a sample size to draw any conclusions from, but the fact is that D-backs first baseman absolutely rakes at Miller Park.

Goldschmidt was at it again Saturday afternoon, as he smacked a pair of home runs and drove home four as the D-backs beat the Brewers, 7-3.

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Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Goldy's two jacks clinch series for D-backs

Goldy's two jacks clinch series for D-backs

MILWAUKEE -- Paul Goldschmidt homered in consecutive innings Saturday, including a three-run blast in the fourth inning that knocked Brewers starter Kyle Lohse from the game and removed the drama from the Diamondbacks' 7-3 victory at Miller Park.

"He pretty much single-handedly won the game by himself today," D-backs outfielder Mark Trumbo said of Goldschmidt.

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Brandon Curry is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.