• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks re-assign Braden Shipley, Aaron Blair

    The Diamondbacks re-assigned six players to minor-league camp Sunday, including pitching prospects Braden Shipley and Aaron Blair. Shipley allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk in four innings while striking out two in two spring games. Blair surrendered two earned runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out four in three appearances. The team also re-assigned pitchers Blake Beaven and Justin Marks as well as catchers Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Aaron Blair starts career with scoreless innings streak

    Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Aaron Blair probably couldn't have asked for a better start to his pro career. The 2013 first-round pick (36th overall) hasn't allowed a run in his first three starts (nine innings) for Class A Hillsboro. The right-hander has allowed five hits and three walks, while striking out eight. He allowed just one hit in each of his first two starts and struck out a career-high four batters in three innings July 11. Blair was considered the 41st-best prospect in the 2013 draft class by Baseball America. Blair was 9-16 with a 3.30 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in three seasons at Marshall. He struck out 8.9 batters per nine innings.