Catcher Chris Snyder has been plagued by a sore back all spring. Snyder was scratched from the lineup Saturday for the game against the New York Yankees. It was supposed to be his second start behind the plate after missing 12 games because of lower back pain. Snyder who's status remains unclear spoke with PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko recently about his spring.
March 27, 2011
The Arizona Diamondbacks have already dealt away their highest-profile trading chip in Dan Haren, but there are more players on the roster who are likely to depart soon. We lay odds on the likelihood of the leading candidates' departure from the organization and speculate on where they might land.
July 27, 2010
The Arizona Diamondbacks could have starting catcher Miguel Montero back in four-to-six weeks, since two doctors have confirmed that Montero has no ligament damage in his right knee. Montero will undergo surgery today to repair the torn meniscus in the knee.
April 15, 2010
The Arizona Diamondbacks are suddenly very glad that they could not work out a trade involving Chris Snyder this winter. Snyder becomes the D-backs' starting catcher as Miguel Montero is out indefinitely with a knee injury that will require surgery.
April 11, 2010
Rodrigo Lopez has fanned seven batters and walked only two in ten innings of work this spring, leading to a 3.60 ERA. Even though the 34-year-old right-hander hasn't had a real productive season since turning 30, his strong spring makes Lopez a leading candidate to play a prominent role in the Diamondbacks' thin rotation.
March 20, 2010