Earlier this month, nine Arizona Diamondbacks minor leaguers declared free agency. Several of those players, particularly Javier Brito, Jesus Merchan, and Tim Raines, enjoyed some considerable success in the 2008 campaign.
November 15, 2008
None of the other 29 teams were interested in Brandon Medders, as he has cleared waivers and reports to Triple-A Tucson. Abe Woody, who had been promoted to Triple-A earlier this season, returns to Mobile to make room for Medders.
Doug Davis makes his triumphant return from Thyroid cancer on Friday. To make room, the Arizona Diamondbacks designated Brandon Medders for assignment, even though his numbers were slightly superior to those of Edgar Gonzalez.
The opening day roster is beginning to take shape as we learn which Arizona
Diamondbacks will open the season on the disabled list.
Depending upon the health of several players, the Arizona Diamondbacks' 25-man roster is basically set. Also: Several Latin players are experiencing difficulties getting into the country for spring training.
February 18, 2008
Chad Tracy is back, and manager Bob Melvin now faces some interesting decisions on how to get various bats into his lineup. Also, Alberto Callaspo gets duped, Randy Johnson rests his back, and Jalien Peguero impresses in his debut.
Between a porous bullpen, an ulcerated stomach, and now the absence of their #5 hitter, the D'Backs appear poised to be in a free fall heading into September. Can they right the ship in time?
August 23, 2006
Brandon Medders was expected to be a major contributor to the D'Backs bullpen before a spring training injury, now manager Bob Melvin thinks he might be ready to assume the role; ALSO: First inning stats; Estrada quietly produces; Ortiz, Mulholland updates