Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Jan 24, 2016

Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton are being reunited — sort of. Gibson, who managed Upton in Arizona, is now doing some broadcasting for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers recently agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Upton, to bring one of the offseason’s ...

D-Backs add Miller behind Greinke

Dec 9, 2015

D-Backs add Miller behind Greinke

In another dramatic move to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks reached an agreement Tuesday to acquire All-Star right-hander Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves for overall No. 1 draft pick Dansby Swanson and two other prospects. ...

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Dec 5, 2015

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Zack Greinke will still pitch in the NL West. But surprise — with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks unexpectedly won the Greinke sweepstakes, beating out the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants for the free agent ace Friday night. He reached agreement ...

Nov 13, 2015

Williams rejoins Diamondbacks as coach

Matt Williams is returning to his old job as third base coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team announced the hiring on Thursday, just over a month after he was fired as manager of the Washington Nationals. Williams, who played for Arizona for six ...

Taguchi hopes to realize dream of managing in U.S.

Sep 2, 2015

Taguchi hopes to realize dream of managing in U.S.

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Former big leaguer So Taguchi has been touted as a candidate to manage the Pacfic League’s Orix Buffaloes next year and does dreams of managing one day — but in the United States rather than Japan. “My final dream is to manage over there, ...

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

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Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

Aug 18, 2015

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

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Major League Baseball enlisted a little star power to help announce its latest youth initiative in Japan. Representatives from the Arizona Diamondbacks, including recent Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson, Tony La Russa and Luis Gonzalez, took time out of their goodwill tour ...

Aug 9, 2015

Diamondbacks retire Johnson's No. 51

Saying “there were a lot of special moments created here,” Randy Johnson thanked fans, teammates, front office personnel, even the clubhouse guys, when the Arizona Diamondbacks retired his No. 51 on Saturday night. Johnson won four consecutive NL Cy Young Awards and a World ...

D-Backs pound Iwakuma

Jul 29, 2015

D-Backs pound Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma was roughed up for six runs in 5⅔ innings on 10 hits, his worst in the major leagues, and took his second loss of the season in the Seattle Mariners’ 8-4 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Iwakuma (2-2) gave up ...

Harvey stays sharp on hill

Jun 5, 2015

Harvey stays sharp on hill

A home run gave Matt Harvey the jolt he needed. Harvey clamped down on Arizona’s hitters after giving up an early long ball to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, striking out nine over seven innings to end a three-game losing streak in the New York Mets’ 6-2 ...

Dodgers rally past D-Backs

May 3, 2015

Dodgers rally past D-Backs

The day at the ballpark began for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and his players watching the Kentucky Derby live on video screens during batting practice. It ended with them transfixed at their lockers watching the final few rounds of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ...