By Steve Gilbert
SAN FRANCISCO — The series with the Giants is a homecoming for D-backs manager Chip Hale, who grew up in the Bay Area and also spent the past three seasons as bench coach for the A’s.
PHOENIX — The D-backs acquired Minor League outfielder Mitch Haniger and Minor League left-hander Anthony Banda on Thursday from the Brewers in exchange for outfielder Gerardo Parra.
PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Hill was out of the lineup Sunday after being hit in the right hand by a Justin De Fratus pitch in the sixth inning Saturday night.
For a baseball beat writer, the season is long. It starts in mid-February (early February for the D-backs and Dodgers this year) when pitchers and catchers report and it stretches through September and into October if the team you cover makes the playoffs.
A few quick thoughts on the D-backs hiring of Tony La Russa as Chief Baseball Officer. Obviously we will have plenty more at dbacks.com following this afternoon’s press conference.La Russa missed the wins and…
CHICAGO — Kevin Towers looks at the team that he put together and the D-backs general manager is as perplexed as anyone at the dismal start.<p>“I’ve been a part of some bad clubs, but most…
A few thoughts from report day…
— They really shouldn’t call it report day, because the pitchers and catchers don’t actually have to show up at Salt River Fields. They simply need to check in to say they are in town.
Today is report day for D-backs pitchers and catchers so I wanted to give a quick rundown of what you can expect today on the site and at the ballpark:
PHOENIX — As it turns out, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson will not be entering the final year of the contracts in 2014.
PHOENIX — With just three days remaining before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, the D-backs might not be done adding to their roster.