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3/25/2015 | D-backs adding local hits to ballpark fare

Traditional ballpark fare will always have its place at Chase Field, but as D-backs fans attending games there this year will no doubt notice, there will be many more options beyond hot dogs and hamburgers. "We've tried to create 'wow' items each and every year that have been big hits," D-backs team president and CEO Derrick Hall said. "But in addition to that, we want to create great destinations with local favorites."

3/25/2015 | Duncan enjoying life around familiar faces

Dave Duncan is back where he belongs -- back in baseball, a special assistant/pitching consultant for the D-backs. He is back in familiar territory, doing what he knows best, working with the coaches and pitchers throughout the organization on the art of pitching.

3/25/2015 | Lopez, D-backs scuffle against Brewers

The Brewers pounded out 13 hits en route to a 12-0 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Salt River Fields. Cuban free-agent signee Yoan Lopez allowed five runs on five hits in three innings for Arizona.

3/25/2015 | Segura leads Brewers' rout against D-backs

The Brewers pounded out 13 hits en route to a 12-0 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Salt River Fields. Jean Segura led the Milwaukee offense with three hits and three RBIs.

3/25/2015 | Corbin, Hernandez throw first bullpens since TJ surgery

D-backs pitchers Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez on Tuesday threw their first bullpen session since their respective Tommy John surgeries.

3/24/2015 | Reed shines in first taste of game action

D-backs closer Addison Reed threw one scoreless inning in a "B" game against the Cubs on Tuesday morning. It was the first time he had faced another team's hitters this spring.

3/24/2015 | De La Rosa earns spot in D-backs' rotation

The D-backs are down to two open spots in their rotation after manager Chip Hale said Tuesday that right-hander Rubby De La Rosa had done enough to earn a spot, joining Opening Day starter Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson.

3/24/2015 | Lamb broadens horizons with work at first base

There are a number of things that D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb has to learn as he transitions to playing some first base, where the club hopes he can play when Paul Goldschmidt takes a rare day off.

3/24/2015 | Stites still in limbo following setback

D-backs reliever Matt Stites said his elbow "locked up" a little after his Saturday session of live batting practice and the right-hander has not thrown since.

3/24/2015 | Bell's final toll: Longtime closer elects to retire

Heath Bell, a three-time All-Star with the Padres in 2009-11, is bowing out after an 11-season career. The reason, Bell said, was pretty simple. "My kids wanted me home," said Bell, 37.

3/23/2015 | 10 MLB players, one fantasy mock draft

Here at, we have plenty of fantasy baseball expertise. But no one can dispute that the Major League players whom we analyze have their own level of knowledge. Knowing this, we decided to solicit advice from them about how to build the perfect fantasy team. The result is the first ever -- that we know of -- players-only fantasy mock draft.

3/23/2015 | Former D-back Hudson in camp as guest instructor

The voice was unmistakable, and it carried through the practice fields -- Orlando Hudson was back in a D-backs uniform.

3/23/2015 | Stewart: Catcher Navarro too expensive for D-backs

Rumors of the D-backs' interest in Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro persist, but general manager Dave Stewart said once again that it was not going to happen. Navarro is in the final year of a contract that pays him $5 million in 2015.

3/23/2015 | D-backs' Hudson 'feels great' after three-inning outing

Daniel Hudson threw three innings Monday afternoon against the Dodgers and remains in the hunt for a spot in the D-backs' rotation.

3/23/2015 | History factors into four D-backs ejections vs. Dodgers

Most of the principals in the D-backs-Dodgers history of scuffles may be gone, but the reputation that the two teams do not like each other apparently remains in the minds of many. That was clear when umpires issued warnings to both teams after a pair of hit by pitches in the first inning of a Cactus League game Monday.

3/23/2015 | Hale: Too soon to say Ahmed is D-backs' shortstop

Respected national columnist Peter Gammons wrote recently that D-backs manager Chip Hale "has made it clear" that Nick Ahmed is the starting shortstop. Hale, though, stopped short of confirming that when quizzed by reporters Monday morning.

3/23/2015 | Tomas flashes power stroke in D-backs' loss to LA

Arizona's Yasmany Tomas slugged a three-run home run, but the Dodgers rallied with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 7-4 win on Monday in a game that saw the ejections of four D-backs.

3/22/2015 | D-backs to increase use of defensive shifting

The D-backs plan to use defensive shifts more this year than in 2014 and could even change their infield alignment within an at-bat depending on the count.

3/22/2015 | Pitch count works against rotation hopeful Ray

D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray was unable to reach four innings, as his pitch count got up to 74 through three, and the Rockies beat the D-backs, 6-0, at Salt River Fields on Sunday.

3/22/2015 | De La Rosa leading rotation race for D-backs

The D-backs trimmed their roster by seven Sunday, but none of the moves was a surprise, which means there are still some much-contested battles to be decided, not the least of which is the starting rotation.

3/22/2015 | D-backs prospect O'Brien among 7 sent down

D-backs prospect Peter O'Brien was among the seven players reassigned to Minor League camp Sunday. From the start, O'Brien was a long shot to make the roster, and his departure left four catchers in camp -- Tuffy Gosewisch, Gerald Laird, Blake Lalli and Jordan Pacheco.

3/21/2015 | Bradley fares well vs. loaded Padres lineup

Prior to to Saturday's 7-5 win over the Padres, Arizona manager Chip Hale expressed an interest in seeing how starter Archie Bradley would fare against a lineup populated entirely by Major Leaguers. Bradley, touting an improved breaking ball, cruised through four innings, his longest outing of the spring.

3/21/2015 | Trumbo stays hot, Bradley makes statement in win

Mark Trumbo had three hits and drove in two runs Saturday and Archie Bradley allowed two unearned runs in four innings as the D-backs topped the Padres, 7-5, at the Peoria Sports Complex.

3/21/2015 | Schugel making case for spot in D-backs' bullpen

Reliever A.J. Schugel is off to a strong start this spring and is pitching his way into contention for a place in the D-backs' bullpen. Schugel has made four Cactus League appearances this spring and has yet to surrender a run.

3/20/2015 | Cahill's quest to recapture magic, earn back rotation spot continues

Trevor Cahill was an All-Star pitcher and 18-game winner for the A's in 2010. Now he's simply trying to crack the D-backs' starting rotation. His spring training continued Friday with four innings vs. the Brewers.

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