Phils give Lopez a minor league deal

If the name Rodrigo Lopez sounds familiar, it should. He pitched seven games with the Phillies back in 2009 and now, he rejoins the organization on a minor league deal.
January 12, 2013

TELEGRAPH: Competition heating up

Bill Shanks talks about the battles heating up over the last few remaining roster spots.
March 16, 2011

So why was Rodrigo Lopez signed?

Is someone hurt? Are they worried about their other fifth starter candidates? Why sign Rodrigo Lopez?
February 8, 2011

D-backs Add Another Veteran to Bench

The Diamondbacks have signed versatile veteran Willie Bloomquist as the final position player for the 2011 roster. Bloomquist, who has a career .336 slugging average, will make $1.05 million in 2011. There is a mutual 2012 option on his contract.
January 15, 2011

D-backs Starters Have a Heavy Workload

Afraid to turn to an ineffective bullpen, Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch has ridden his starters hard. The D-backs' four primary starters are all among the league leaders in both pitches and innings pitched, increasing their risk of wearing down in the second half.
June 24, 2010

Vasquez, Johnson Give LA a Balk-Off Win

This Memorial Day was one to forget for Kelly Johnson, Esmerling Vasquez, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Johnson committed two errors on a single play in the 8th inning to allow two Dodger runs to tie the game before Vasquez committed a baffling balk to end the game in an ignominious 5-4 loss for the D-backs, their eighth defeat in a row.
May 31, 2010

Buckner to Start Tuesday; Valdez to Bullpen

The Arizona Diamondbacks will promote right-hander Billy Buckner before Tuesday's game to make the start, with Cesar Valdez moving to the struggling bullpen. Another reliever will need to be sent down to Triple-A Reno to accommodate Buckner on the 25-man roster.
May 17, 2010

Rodrigo Lopez Named Fourth Starter

Despite having made only five major league starts in the past two years and 19 in the past three, 34-year old Rodrigo Lopez finds himself as the number four starter in the Arizona Diamondbacks rotation. Lopez outpitched Billy Buckner and Kevin Mulvey, who were optioned to Triple-A last night.
March 31, 2010