Jason Marquis, acquired on July 30 to provide depth at the back end of the Diamondbacks rotation, is likely lost for the season. The veteran right-hander fractured his right fibula when he was struck by a sharp one-hopper in the third inning of a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.
August 15, 2011
The Arizona Diamondbacks needed to clear a position player from their 25-man roster and someone from their 40-man roster in order for Micah Owings to make a start against the Twins today. They checked both boxes by releasing Russell Branyan, who hasn't hit nearly as well in the regular season as he did this spring.
May 21, 2011
After winning his major league debut a month ago, soft-tossing right-hander Josh Collmenter also won his first major league start on Saturday. Collmenter made history in that start and could be just what the doctor order to bolster an Arizona Diamondbacks rotation that has struggled all year.
May 16, 2011
A little over a month into the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks' three-headed first base monster has not been productive. While manager Kirk Gibson doesn't plan on making changes anytime soon, it may be hard to ignore a couple of alternatives toiling in the farm system.
May 10, 2011
Paul Goldschmidt not only won the 2010 California League MVP and FutureBacks.com Position Player of the Year Award for Visalia, but he was the best position player in the entire organization last season. For an encore, Goldie has had a superlative spring that put him in the running for the Arizona Diamondbacks' opening day roster.
March 14, 2011
Third baseman Melvin Mora suffered neck soreness and was expected to miss as much as a week after being involved in automobile accident while driving to the D-backs' spring training facility at Salt River Fields on March 7. One week later, he still has not gotten back into a game.
March 13, 2011