Digest of Arizona sports news, updates and more.
Posted: January 29, 2023, 12:54 am
But we did have a rare 100% hit-rate, with everyone on the quiz remembering the time that Tim Worrell spent with the Dia… Oh, who am I kidding. It was Randy Johnson who was listed on every attempt.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 8:00 pm
The Diamondbacks organization has one of the best groups of young players making their way to the big leagues and is currently ranked as the fifth-best farm system in the majors. In fact, Arizona ranked top 10 in farm systems in each of the last five polls, including during the preseason and midseason. The Diamondbacks need to meet many goals, and the biggest among them has to be ending their current postseason drought.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 7:00 am
Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy and outfielder Clint Frazier were among five players the Texas Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training. Left-hander Danny Duffy, right-hander Reyes Moronta and outfielder Travis Jankowski also got invitations to spring training in Arizona.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 2:30 am
A return to health for Nick Ahmed could mean better production at shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 10:27 pm
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte was ranked eighth on MLB Now’s Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now! last night. The 2019 MLB All-Star Marte, ranks on his fourth consecutive best second basemen list, but it’s a sharp drop from this time last year, when he was #1 on the ranking.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 2:00 am
There are still plenty of moves being made left and right in Major League Baseball. Former Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Jeurys Familia is on the move and reportedly inked a minor league contract for the 2023 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, according to USA Today MLB Insider Bob Nightengale. Familia had a short stint in Boston appearing in just 10 games down the stretch in 2022 and compiled a 6.10 ERA and 1-2 record in 10 1/3 innings pitched.
Posted: January 26, 2023, 4:36 pm
The reimagined Luhrs Building will provide new lodging and support the robust growth of downtown PhoenixATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Monarch Private Capital, a nationally recognized ESG investment firm that develops, finances and manages a diversified portfolio of projects that generate both federal and state tax credits, is pleased to announce the financial closing of historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC) equity for the $57 million adaptive reuse of the Luhrs Building, Phoenix,
Posted: January 26, 2023, 1:00 pm
Team news [Peoria Times] Young Diamondbacks determined to end postseason drought – The outfield seems to be covered from a scouting standpoint, but reinforcements are needed for the rest of the field and the pitching staff. It’s difficult — and that’s putting it lightly — to have a playoff caliber ball club without good pitching. So while the new guys gain experience in their first few seasons, it’s a great time to let them develop and acquire better pitching.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 2:00 pm
The numbers above for Biddle are split between the regular league and his numbers in the Japanese Western League, which is actually the equivalent of Triple-A for NPB. There’s a sharp split for Biddle, with a 4.02 ERA in the majors, compared to an ERA in the Western League of… precisely zero, where he tossed 17 innings, allowing one unearned run on six hits, with 23 strikeouts.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 1:00 am
This is one indication that he sees the ball well and knows when to swing. That is one strength. In half the segments, his barrels per ball-in-play was above the 2022 average for the Diamondbacks.
Posted: January 24, 2023, 7:00 pm
Scott McGough spent the last four seasons pitching in the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan, where he worked on a pitch he believes earned him another MLB chance. The Arizona Diamondbacks signed the 33-year-old to a two-year deal on Dec. 15 to be a back-end reliever with a dangerous splitter. Kind of took in the culture, just tried to pitch and listen to their pitching coaches, and they really helped me with my splitter,” McGough told MLB Radio on SiriusXM last week.
Posted: January 22, 2023, 10:46 pm
Post players Oumar Ballo and Azuolas Tubelis combined for 30 points and 18 rebounds as No. Arizona held on to snap No. UCLA’s 14-game winning streak with a physical 58-52 victory on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
Posted: January 21, 2023, 9:48 pm
Arizona pitcher Jose Valdez was suspended for 120 games on Friday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Valdez was disciplined for the second time under the drug program following a 60-game suspension last Feb. 4, also following a positive test for Stanozolol. He has not pitched in a Dominican Summer League game since 2021.
Posted: January 20, 2023, 9:51 pm
Arizona’s new head volleyball coach Charita “Rita” Stubbs has never shied away from talking about her time as head coach of North Carolina State when her team went 22-111. She draws on that time as she heads into her second chance to lead a program, this time doing it at her alma mater as she takes over for retired head coach Dave Rubio. Who wouldn’t want to be the coach at their alma mater, right?
Posted: January 20, 2023, 2:00 pm
But when the slider is working, he can get righties chasing after it: [Arizona Sports] Diamondbacks’ Mike Hazen shares vision for rotation, wants competition – How about moving young starters into bullpen roles after last season’s struggles to hold onto leads? Hazen said he feels that can be a one-way road. My biggest concern with moving especially a young pitcher to a bullpen role at the beginning of the season is I feel like you’re making a decision on that pitcher’s season,” Hazen said.
Posted: January 18, 2023, 7:00 pm
From MLB.com: According to industry sources, the club has come to terms with outfielder Gian Zapata, the No. prospect on the top 50 international list, for $950,000, and shortstop Jeremy Rodriguez, the No. prospect, for $1 million.
Posted: January 16, 2023, 10:00 pm