Arizona Diamondbacks

Stadium: Chase Field | Manager: Kirk Gibson
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Diamondbacks.2486151184.26
NL West4th4th4th4th
National League 7th10th12th13th

Schedule

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3:10 pm EST
Wed Mar 4
at COL
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3:10 pm EST
Thu Mar 5
COL
*
3:10 pm EST
Fri Mar 6
OAK
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 7
at SEA
*
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Mar 8
at SF
*
4:10 pm EDT
Sun Mar 8
SF
*
4:05 pm EDT
Mon Mar 9
at CHW
*
4:05 pm EDT
Tue Mar 10
at OAK
*
4:10 pm EDT
Wed Mar 11
LAA
*
4:10 pm EDT
Thu Mar 12
CIN
*
4:05 pm EDT
Fri Mar 13
at CLE
*
4:10 pm EDT
Sat Mar 14
SEA
*
10:10 pm EDT
Sat Mar 14
SF

Standings

NL
West
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Los Angeles83-5994-68
San Francisco78-6488-74
San Diego68-7477-85
Colorado59-8366-96
Arizona57-8564-98
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Diamondbacks' Chase Anderson a favorite for the rotation
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Diamondbacks consider Chase Anderson a favorite to break camp in the rotation, according to azcentral.com.

The club wants to create a lot of competition for the rotation, and it was initially believed Anderson would be competing for a spot. General manager Dave Stewart sort of quashed those rumors, saying he perceives Anderson as a strong favorite right now. "Chase Anderson won nine games for us last year; you have to strongly consider him as part of our rotation," Stewart said. 

Anderson is expected to pair with Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson for now. The club will determine the final two spots in the rotation during camp.

Anderson, 27, posted a 4.01 ERA over 114 1/3 innings last year.

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Diamondbacks' Cody Ross on OF battle: 'My back is against the wall'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross acknowledged that he'll have to bounce back from last year's hip injury if he wants to earn playing time this season for Arizona, per MLB.com.

"My back is against the wall, which is right where I want to be," Ross said. "That's kind of been like my whole career. I never really had anything handed to me until a couple of years ago and that didn't go so well. Now that my back is against the wall, the real Cody will come out."

Ross signed a three-year $26 million contract with the Diamondbacks prior to the 2013 season. He will be battling for playing time in left field with Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and possibly Yasmany Tomas. Ross slashed .252/.306./.322 with two homers and 15 RBI over 202 at-bats last season.

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Diamondbacks won't drag out decision on Tomas' position
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Diamondbacks will not wait all camp to see if Yasmany Tomas can play third, according to MLB.com.

While the club will give him every opportunity to claim the position, manager Chip Hale doesn't want to drag out the process. We haven't talked about a date," Hale said. "We want to get him into games and see how he looks." 

Tomas has been taking grounders at third during camp, and has looked a little raw compared to some of the natural third baseman on the roster. Still, Hale believes he's trying hard. "I thought he worked really hard and he's getting there. We have a lot of guys over there who are really fundamentally sound so he's able to watch them and pick things from them."

Tomas, 24, signed a six-year, $68.5 million deal with the club during the offseason. Tomas was mainly used as an outfielder in Cuba, but the Diamondbacks announced he would attempt to play third in the United States.

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Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien making noise early in camp
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks catcher Peter O'Brien has been making some noise early in camp, according to MLB.com.

O'Brien came over in the Martin Prado deal last season, and has put on a show the first few days during batting practice. O'Brien impressed former D-Backs outfielder Luis Gonzalez after blasting a ball off the batter's eye in centerfield during a recent session. After the hit, Gonzalez jokingly said, "hang in there. The power will come soon."

Teammate Tuffy Gosewisch seemed to agree. "Sometimes there's guys in BP where you see them hit a few home runs and you might yourself try to hit some home runs to match them, but he's on another level and it's fun to watch."

The 24-year-old O'Brien is expected to begin the season in the minors, but could be promoted if the Diamondbacks current options, including Gosewisch, falter out of the gate. 

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Diamondbacks' David Hernandez hoping to start throwing soon
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez is hoping to start throwing soon, according to azcentral.com.

Hernandez underwent Tommy John surgery last season, and admitted it's been tough to watch the other pitchers throw early in camp. "That was hard — not hard, but frustrating," he said. "I feel like I could get up there and start throwing bullpens."

Hernandez added that he's still aiming to be ready be opening day, though it appears more likely he'll need a few weeks before he's activated. While Hernandez has some concerns about coming back from the injury, his pitching coach, Mike Harkey, isn't too worried about it. "If we can get him back to where he was before," Harkey said, "we could quite possibly have a really, really good bullpen, which would do wonders for us late in games."

Hernandez posted a 4.48 ERA over 62 1/3 innings back in 2013. 

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAaron Hill , 2B.244
HRPaul Goldschmidt , 1B19
RBIMiguel Montero , C72
OBPMiguel Montero , C.329
SLGMiguel Montero , C.370
RPaul Goldschmidt , 1B75
SBEnder Inciarte , CF19
WJosh Collmenter , SP11
ERAJosh Collmenter , SP3.46
WHIPJosh Collmenter , SP1.13
KWade Miley , SP183
SVAddison Reed , RP32
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