D-backs hurlers swap gloves for fishing rods

D-backs hurlers swap gloves for fishing rods

PHOENIX -- Hours before the D-backs faced the Cubs on Friday night, a pair of Arizona pitchers put aside their gloves and picked up fishing poles.

But the players weren't miles away on boat in a lake. Instead, they were just steps outside Chase Field.

As part of the club's first annual Outdoor Rec Night, the D-backs set up an ATV course, rock climbing wall and a large pool filled with fish for patrons, and a few baseball players, to have a good time with.

National League Rookie of the Year candidate Wade Miley and right-handed pitcher Josh Collmenter each tried out their fishing skills.

Miley estimated he caught around 14 fish, while Collmenter said he only snagged roughly four.

"I had the better bait," Miley said. "There must've been a couple hundred fish in there."