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  1. Will A's make even more moves?

    AJ Mass

    After making headlines with a trade for not one, but two starting pitchers, don't think that rules out the possibility of the Oakland Athletics making another July transaction to further improve their chances of making a deep post-season run. As E...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Injury to Owings hampers D-backs

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to be without Chris Owings again on Sunday, as the shortstop continues to have difficulty with his left shoulder. Owings has started just once in the team's last six games, with Didi Gregorius filling in for him ...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  3. When will Wacha return?

    AJ Mass

    Last Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals placed Michael Wacha on the disabled list with what was being called a stress fracture in his pitching shoulder. At the time, the team was hoping that he'd be able to return after a couple of weeks of rest. Ac...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  4. How long will Masterson miss?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, Cleveland Indians starter Justin Masterson struggled in his outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving up five runs and lasting just four innings in an eventual 9-8, extra-innings loss. Now the team is saying that an injury is at lea...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Diamondbacks ready to deal?

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks' payroll is the highest in franchise history, but there they sit in last place in the National League West. As such, it makes perfect sense for the team to be sellers as the trade deadline approaches. As the Arizona Republ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Is Arroyo done for the year?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks placed pitcher Bronson Arroyo on the disabled list with a strained ligament in his right elbow. It was the first time in his career that the pitcher was forced to the DL, having averaged more than 200 innings per s...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. How long will Altuve miss?

    AJ Mass

    Everything had seemed to be going Jose Altuve's way over the past few weeks, as he's hit .349 over his last 20 starts, hitting safely in 18 of those contests. However, since Tuesday, things have started to go downhill in a hurry for the Houston Astro...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  8. What can A's do at second base?

    AJ Mass

    In his blog on Sunday, ESPN.com's Buster Olney points out that the OPS produced by Oakland Athletics's second basemen is ranked fifth-worst of any position in all of baseball. If there's a place where the first-place A's might be looking to improve, ...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  9. D'backs easing off on Ross

    AJ Mass

    There's an old saying that "less is more." The Arizona Diamondbacks are hoping that will prove to be the case with outfielder Cody Ross as they attempt to cut back on his playing time as a way to try and help him to turn his season around. "We're ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  10. How long will Pollock be out?

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11 games under .500 and sit in the cellar of the National League West. However, things still got worse for the team on Saturday when outfielder A.J. Pollock was hit on the hand with a 92 mph fastball from Johnny Cueto and...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  11. Could Mets find their SS answer soon?

    AJ Mass

    Eric Campbell has hit .368 with six RBIs in his 19 at-bats since joining the New York Mets on May 10, when he made his major league debut after six seasons in the minors. Chances are good he'll be getting plenty more opportunity to impress in the com...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  12. Could Black be headed out?

    AJ Mass

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks starting the season with a record of 18-31, there's already been a lot of speculation that Kirk Gibson might soon be finding himself on the unemployment line. However, the first skipper to get the boot in 2014 might actu...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  13. Price remains very right

    AJ Mass

    David Price is not the first pitcher to get taken deep twice in the same game by Albert Pujols, and the way the slugger seems to have rediscovered his power stroke this season, odds are he won't be the last. However, the perception seems to be that P...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  14. Could Putz be done in Arizona?

    AJ Mass

    If you were looking for some good news about Arizona Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz, we're sorry to inform you it isn't forthcoming. Manager Kirk Gibson said after Monday night's loss that the pitcher was headed to the 15-day disabled list with righ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  15. D-backs to play it safe with Bradley

    AJ Mass

    You can pretty much forget about a call-up for Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley anytime soon. After struggling to a 1-4 record and 5.18 ERA in his first five starts for Triple-A Reno, the organization has decided to shut the pitcher down ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  16. Rockies' rotation in flux

    AJ Mass

    Tyler Chatwood was struggling to get through the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks when the Colorado Rockies pitcher was pulled from the contest with the bases loaded and nobody out. The bullpen got him out of the jam, b...

    Blog | April 30, 2014