PHOENIX -- Coming into the clubhouse Friday, D-backs pitcher Patrick Corbin received a golden surprise in his locker. Inside a shoe box was a golden glove commemorating the rookie's first career Major League victory earlier this season against the Marlins. The giver of the gift was none other than fellow D-backs pitcher Takashi Saito.
"That was really nice of him," Corbin said. "That's the type of guy he is. That's why everybody here loves him." There was just one problem with the present, however, the date was printed wrong. On the inside of the glove in black letters read March 30, 2012. In reality though, Corbin's first win came exactly a month later on April 30. So appreciative of the gift regardless of the typo, Corbin didn't have the heart to tell Saito of the mistake. "I didn't want to tell him, that was really cool of him to do," Corbin said. "It's pretty neat, he said he got it for me a while ago. Friday wasn't the first time Saito generously gave Corbin something, either. In Spring Training the veteran reliever presented the rookie with a couple suits to wear on road trips. "It was really nice of him to do it," Corbin said. "He's a great guy."