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4/20/2015 | What's in a number? How some D-backs got their jerseys

When a D-backs player is called up from the Minor Leagues, the man who decides what number they wear is clubhouse manager Roger Riley. Here's a look at how some of the D-backs players got their numbers.


4/19/2015 | D-backs pleased with success early in season

It is early yet and they are just one game over the .500 mark, but there is some confidence beginning to build in the Arizona Diamondbacks' clubhouse.


4/19/2015 | D-backs look to keep Rangers' Martinez from third win

After both teams had Monday off, the Rangers and D-backs open a two-game Interleague series Tuesday night at Chase Field. The Rangers will send right-hander Nick Martinez to the mound, and he will be looking for his third win in as many starts.


4/19/2015 | Tomas getting chance to adjust to Majors

At some point the D-backs will need Yasmany Tomas to get regular at-bats, but at least for right now they are content that the Cuban slugger is learning enough just by being in the big leagues.


4/19/2015 | De La Rosa improves, but takes loss vs. Giants

Saturday night against the Giants, Rubby De La Rosa's learning process continued as De La Rosa and D-backs fell, 4-1, at AT&T Park.


4/18/2015 | Hellickson, Hudson seek victory in series finale

The D-backs and Giants wrap up their four-games series at AT&T Park on Sunday afternoon with a pair of pitchers still searching for their first wins of the season.


4/18/2015 | D-backs 'show respect' by watching Giants get rings

The Giants received their 2014 World Series rings prior to Saturday night's game, and D-backs manager Chip Hale requested that his players be in the dugout to watch.


4/18/2015 | Two-hit game could be spark for Owings

D-backs second baseman Chris Owings collected two hits Friday night, almost matching his season total coming into the game, and he hopes it's the start of good things to come.


4/18/2015 | Big Unit offers advice to D-backs Minor Leaguers

D-backs legend Randy Johnson, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, spoke to members of the club's Triple-A Reno franchise on Friday as part of his role as a special assistant with Arizona.


4/18/2015 | Collmenter's shutout a big relief for D-backs

After using every one of their relievers in a 12-inning win the night before, the D-backs were hoping Friday's starter Josh Collmenter would be able to pitch deep into the game. Collmenter did better than that, tossing a complete-game four-hitter and contributing three hits himself as the D-backs beat the Giants, 9-0, at AT&T Park.


4/18/2015 | Collmenter's shutout extends Giants' skid

Josh Collmenter sent the defending World Series champions to their eighth straight loss with a four-hit shutout, the first complete game in the Majors this season. Giants starter Jake Peavy, battling a tight back, exited in the fourth inning after allowing four runs.


4/17/2015 | De La Rosa seeks continued support vs. Giants

The D-backs and Giants continue their four-game series Saturday night at AT&T Park with Arizona's Rubby De La Rosa matching up against San Francisco's Chris Heston. De La Rosa faced the Giants in the second game of the season and got the win despite allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings.


4/17/2015 | Hale second-guesses Inciarte's steal in front of Goldy

In the 12th inning Thursday night, the D-backs' Ender Inciarte stole second. The Giants intentionally walked Goldschmidt, essentially taking the bat out of the hands of Arizona's best hitter. Manager Chip Hale made a mental note that he should have signaled first-base coach Dave McKay to tell Inciarte not to steal.


4/17/2015 | Delgado shows his value in D-backs' bullpen

Before Thursday night's game, the one pitcher in the bullpen that the D-backs planned on not having available was Randall Delgado, who had seen action in two straight games. But in the 11th inning, D-backs manager Chip Hale looked at his bullpen and there was only one man left in it: Delgado.


4/17/2015 | Dropped chicken causes bit of a flap for D-backs

The flying chicken tender was still being talked about in the D-backs clubhouse before Friday's game. Apparently dropped by a seagull, the partially eaten tender landed on the mound and briefly stopped play during the 12th inning of Thursday's 7-6 Arizona victory over the Giants at AT&T Park.


4/17/2015 | Bradley misses out on history in duel with Bumgarner

Right-hander Archie Bradley almost made history Thursday night at AT&T Park, but even though it didn't come to pass he was still all smiles after the D-backs' 7-6 win over the Giants in 12 innings.


4/17/2015 | Hill lifts D-backs in 12th, and Giants lose seventh straight

Aaron Hill drove in a pair of runs in the 12th inning as the D-backs held off a late rally by the Giants, who fell to their seventh straight loss.


4/16/2015 | Inciarte forces Hale's hand with early hot streak

Ender Inciarte's hot start at the plate has led D-backs manager Chip Hale to rethink his outfield situation and his lineup order early in the season.


4/16/2015 | Giants series a homecoming for Bay Area-native Hale

The series with the Giants is special for D-backs manager Chip Hale, who grew up in the Bay Area and also spent the past three seasons as bench coach for the A's.


4/16/2015 | Delgado, D-backs done in by one bad fastball

Randall Delgado's plan was to start Justin Upton off with a fastball to get ahead, and then finish him off with his breaking ball or changeup. Delgado never got past that first pitch.


4/15/2015 | Robinson's legacy has special meaning for Stewart

If you're going to ask D-backs general manager Dave Stewart about Jackie Robinson, you'd better make sure to leave yourself some time. Stewart is especially appreciative of the opportunities that Robinson helped create when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947.


4/15/2015 | D-backs recall Cuban prospect Tomas

The D-backs are beginning what they hope will be a long and productive era with Yasmany Tomas in their lineup.


4/15/2015 | Hellickson sees progress, but early struggles loom large

Did D-backs right-hander Jeremy Hellickson make progress in his second start of the season? Probably. Was he about to feel good about that after watching his team fall, 5-1, to the Padres on Tuesday night at Petco Park? No chance.


4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/14/2015 | Hale keeping tabs on Tomas, O'Brien at Triple-A Reno

Peter O'Brien O'Brien is hitting .333 with a pair of doubles, a home run and four RBIs for the Reno Aces. Yasmany Tomas, who was signed out of Cuba by the D-backs this past winter to a six-year $68.5 million contract, is hitting .190 for Reno with a home run in his first 21 at-bats, while playing right field.




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