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  1. Video: Anthony Rizzo falls into the camera well to make a catch, rule 7.04(c) invoked

    Jul 20, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo made a great catch on Sunday, and also allowed us to brush up on rule 7.04(c).

  2. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  3. Miguel Montero to replace Yadier Molina on the NL All-Star roster

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will start for the NL All-Stars after all. Miguel Montero makes the roster, taking the place of the injured Yadier Molina.

  4. No one is giving Paul Goldschmidt anything to hit

    Jul 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Amid the Diamondbacks’ horrible season first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having another excellent year, batting .300 with 15 homers and a league-leading 28 doubles for a .921 OPS that nearly matches last year’s career-high of .952.

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 25, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    The fella with the beard? The one who pitches for Los Angeles? Yeah, he’s pretty good.

  6. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    DJ LeMahieu

    Three days, three come-from-behind wins for the Rockies over the Giants.

  7. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Puig Out

    I took the kids to the Dodgers-Reds game and they saw Yasiel Puig flop about three feet from the second base bag on a caught stealing. Still: beats working.

  8. Tony Sipp pulls double-duty for the Astros

    Jun 10, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Tony Sipp was a centerfielder at Clemson, but once he became a pitcher he thought the days of patrolling the outfield were behind him.

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 5, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

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    The Indians, A’s and Jays are surging. The Yankees, Rays and Braves are reeling. The Padres won a game despite getting only one hit. As Earl Weaver once said: Baseball: we do this every day, lady.

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude

  11. Miguel Montero: the Diamondbacks are going to “shock the world”

    May 1, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Miguel Montero

    Is one of baseball’s most noted decorum cops finally lightening up?

  12. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    In today’s ATH we offer a few quick history lessons too. For example, did you know that “And That Happened” used to be called “Hark, this Occurred” back when it was a print feature? True story.

  13. D-Backs players stand up for manager Kirk Gibson, GM Kevin Towers

    Apr 26, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

    Kirk Gibson

    The Diamondbacks’ early disappointment has put the jobs of manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers in danger. The players vowed their support and took the blame.

  14. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 21, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Unwritten Rules strike again. Plus, I wish you all a happy Spring Thanksgiving.

  15. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  16. Dodgers’ bullpen nearly coughed up the lead in 7-5 victory over the D-Backs

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT

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    Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill couldn’t overcome his control issues and the Dodgers took advantage in the second and final game played at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia, winning 7-5. They fly back home having swept the D-Backs in the two-game overseas set. The Dodgers rallied for a two-out run in the first inning when…

  17. 2014 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…

  18. Diamondbacks open to trading a shortstop, perhaps for a catcher

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    The Diamondbacks currently have youngsters Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings fighting it out for their shortstop job, but they’ve weighed settling the battle with a trade, the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro reports. The preference would be to acquire a catcher who could potentially back up Miguel Montero in the near future and eventually supplant him…

  19. Rod Barajas retires, goes into managing

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Rod Barajas

    Rod Barajas has officially called it a career after 14 seasons in the majors, but he’s not going to be out of work: Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the 37-year-old longtime catcher has already accepted a new job as the Padres’ rookie-ball manager. Last season Barajas was released by the Diamondbacks during spring training,…

  20. 42-year-old Henry Blanco signs with the Diamondbacks

    Dec 21, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Matt Eddy of Baseball America passes along word that the Diamondbacks have signed 42-year-old catcher Henry Blanco to a minor league contract. Blanco spent time with the Blue Jays and Mariners this past season, batting just .142/.228/.246 with three home runs and 14 RBI over 150 plate appearances. He previously played with Arizona from 2011-2012.…

  21. Diamondbacks close to signing Daniel Hudson, Henry Blanco

    Dec 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Daniel Hudson

    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are close to re-signing rehabbing right-hander Daniel Hudson and backup catcher Henry Blanco. Hudson is expected to miss most of 2014 following a pair of Tommy John elbow surgeries and the Diamondbacks non-tendered him last week because they ran out of time to work out…

  22. Phillies sign Wil Nieves

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Wil Nieves

    Philadelphia has a new backup catcher, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Phillies have signed 36-year-old Wil Nieves after trading Erik Kratz for Brad Lincoln yesterday. Nieves spent this year with the Diamondbacks, backing up Miguel Montero and hitting .297 with one homer and a .690 OPS in 71 games for the second-highest…

  23. Diamondbacks welcome Miguel Montero and Eric Chavez back from disabled list

    Aug 26, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks will open play tonight 9.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and seven back for a Wild Card spot, but while it will take a remarkable run to secure a playoff spot, they are getting reinforcements back for the stretch run. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that catcher Miguel Montero and…

  24. Miguel Montero placed on the disabled list

    Aug 1, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Miguel Montero has had a bad back for some time. It’s gotten too bad so the Dbacks are placing him on the 15-day disabled list. Wil Nieves will take over backstop duties in Arizona. Given Montero’s track record I fully expect him to give an interview in two weeks in which he tells us, in no…

  25. The Diamondbacks have introduced a luchador as an official mascot

    Jul 18, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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    While the Marlins are having a “Legends of Wrestling” night next month, the Diamondbacks are going a step further. They have introduced a luchador as an official team mascot. Seriously. The @Dbacks have introduced the D-backs Luchador (@DbacksLuchador) as an official mascot of the team. http://t.co/ZqRBwHaAJY—   (@MLB) July 18, 2013 As the official press…

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