When Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers signed Sean Burroughs to a minor league contract this winter, people assumed it was just a token gesture towards one of his former players during his San Diego days. Burroughs has astonished everyone by earning a spot on the major league roster.
May 24, 2011
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated infielder Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list and selected infielder Sean Burroughs from Triple-A Reno. In corresponding moves, the D-backs designated right-handed pitcher Armando Galarraga for assignment and placed infielder Melvin Mora on the bereavement list.
May 19, 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
After three spring starts, Jarrod Parker has walked five batters and fanned just one, yet his first four innings were scoreless ones. Does Jarrod Parker still have a shot at what has become a crowded Arizona Diamondbacks starting rotation?
March 9, 2011
Despite some unconventional offseason moves, the Arizona Diamondbacks have a chance to be competitive this year, according to veteran Melvin Mora. While Mora will have a difficult time replacing the production of the departed Mark Reynolds at third base, he figures to provide the clubhouse with leadership that has been missing over the past few years.
February 27, 2011
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
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers was among the movers and shakers at the winter meetings, adding five bullpen arms while all but guaranteeing a reduction in the team's offensive output by trading slugging third baseman Mark Reynolds.
December 10, 2010