3/6/2014 | Results elude Cahill in forgettable outing
Trevor Cahill tried to look at the bright side after a disappointing start Thursday against the A's. Cahill allowed six runs on eight hits over three innings in what ended as an 8-8 tie with Oakland.
3/6/2014 | Gibson not declaring closer, at least not yet
When the D-backs acquired Addison Reed from the White Sox in December, it was widely assumed that he would be the team's closer. Whether J.J. Putz has done anything to change the equation so far is not clear.
3/6/2014 | D-backs settle for tie after Cahill's shaky start
The A's scored three runs in the first off Trevor Cahill, and the teams went on to settle for an 8-8 tie on Thursday afternoon. Cahill wound up allowing six runs on eight hits in lasting just three innings.
3/5/2014 | McCarthy opens 2014 Chatting Cage season
D-backs pitcher Brandon McCarthy took some time prior to Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Royals to field questions from fans via social media and a live video stream in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage.
3/5/2014 | D-backs not settling for anything less
D-backs GM Kevin Towers wants to make sure Arizona has the necessary parts to make that trip to the Promised Land. And unlike his days in San Diego, where rebuilding was so often the focus, this past winter, alone, showed that Towers knows the future is now in the Desert of the Sun.
3/5/2014 | Arroyo receiving treatment for herniated disk
D-backs right-hander Bronson Arroyo, who was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday, was diagnosed with a slight bulging disk. Arroyo underwent an MRI on Tuesday afternoon and was given an epidural Wednesday morning by team physician, Michael Lee.
3/5/2014 | Corbin keeps building up to start in Australia
Patrick Corbin had hoped to get five innings in on Wednesday, but other than that, the D-backs lefty was pleased with his start. Corbin will have two more spring starts before his Opening Day assignment.
3/5/2014 | Corbin solid as D-backs fall short against KC
Eric Chavez and Mark Trumbo delivered RBI hits during a four-run fourth inning and Patrick Corbin fanned four in four innings as the D-backs dropped a 6-5 decision to the Royals on Wednesday.
3/4/2014 | Ross will take it easy on basepaths
Cody Ross, who fractured and dislocated his right hip last August, could try sliding in a week or so. When he does return to action, the D-backs would like to see him take it a little easier on the bases.
3/4/2014 | Arroyo misses start due to back tightness
D-backs right-hander Bronson Arroyo was scratched from his Tuesday start due to tightness in his back, but manager Kirk Gibson is not too concerned at this point.
3/4/2014 | Roster moves leave D-backs with 53 in camp
The D-backs trimmed their number of players in camp by 15 on Tuesday. The moves leave the D-backs with 53 players in camp.
3/4/2014 | Pollock leads offensive onslaught; Prado has three hits
A.J. Pollock had two doubles and drove in a run as part of a three-hit day and teammate Martin Prado added three hits as the D-backs edged the Padres, 8-6 on Tuesday.
3/4/2014 | Bradley looks the part on big league mound
The Archie Bradley era for the D-backs began in earnest on Monday night, and the first returns were electrifying, writes Barry M. Bloom.
3/3/2014 | Bradley lives up to billing in spring debut
D-backs top pitching prospect Archie Bradley certainly made an impression on his team -- as well as the rival Rockies -- on Monday night. He struck out six over three scoreless innings in Arizona's 5-0 victory.
3/3/2014 | McCarthy shows fine form despite stomach flu
Brandon McCarthy may not have felt well, but he sure looked good on the mound Monday afternoon. McCarthy tossed five shutout innings against the Angels despite dealing with a stomach flu that left him too ill following the game to speak.
3/3/2014 | Gibson prefers to have more time with replay
There was only one call challenged in Monday's D-backs-Angels game under the new replay system, but that didn't mean there was not a lot of talk in the Arizona dugout about it.
3/3/2014 | Replay upholds caught stealing on Jimenez
Manager Mike Scioscia didn't take long to utilize his first challenge. Two minutes and 31 seconds later, after umpires looked at video near the camera well in the first-base dugout, the out call on Luis Jimenez was confirmed -- and Scioscia was out of challenges for the day.
3/3/2014 | McCarthy solid vs. Halos in second spring start
Starter Brandon McCarthy fired five scoreless innings in the D-backs' 3-2 loss to the Angels on Monday in Cactus League action at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
3/3/2014 | Corbin, Cahill to start for D-backs in Australia
The D-backs will turn to left-hander Patrick Corbin and righty Trevor Cahill to start their Opening Series games against the Dodgers in Sydney, Australia, manager Kirk Gibson announced Monday.
3/2/2014 | Miley keeps it simple in strong first start
The first start of the spring for D-backs left-hander Wade Miley went pretty much according to plan. Stretched out to four innings against the Giants, Miley allowed a run on five hits with a walk and a strikeout while throwing 61 pitches.
3/2/2014 | Ross, D-backs being patient with recovery
Cody Ross was not in the outfield Sunday for the D-backs against the National League West-rival Giants at Scottsdale Stadium, but he's getting a little bit closer every day.
3/2/2014 | Miley goes four innings, while Ziegler struggles
An RBI single by Buster Posey and Hector Sanchez's two-run single highlighted a four-run, fifth-inning uprising Sunday that lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 Cactus League triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona starter Wade Miley left the game after four innings with a 2-1 lead.
3/1/2014 | Bradley's spring debut washed out by rain
Rain that wreaked havoc on the Cactus League's Saturday-afternoon schedule also washed out the night game between the Cubs and D-backs at Salt River Fields. Top prospect Archie Bradley was scheduled to make his first Cactus League start for the D-backs, while Edwin Jackson was set to pitch for the Cubs.