D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton does not have any structural damage in his left elbow, an MRI taken Wednesday revealed.
Patrick Corbin always seemed to be a bit of an afterthought in some people's minds as he made his way through the Minor Leagues, with other pitchers in Arizona's farm system getting the bulk of the attention. There's no overlooking Corbin now, though.
The Padres have beat the D-backs in eight of their last 10 contests at Chase Field, where the two teams will meet on Friday. San Diego sends Eric Stults to the mound to oppose Arizona's Brandon McCarthy.
Trevor Cahill gave up four runs in six frames, but the D-backs could only get one back, as they dropped the game and the series to the Rockies at Coors Field Wednesday.
When he assumed the closer's role for the D-backs after J.J. Putz's injury, Heath Bell experienced a busy first week, appearing in five games. However, since saving his sixth game of the year May 15, Bell has not seen game action.
D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton has returned to Phoenix to have his left elbow examined by team physician Michael Lee. According to Eaton, the issue is most likely muscular, but he's going to have an MRI to make sure.
Miguel Montero is on a roll. OK, that might be a stretch, but given how much the D-backs catcher has struggled at the plate this year, he was downright giddy to have two hits in Monday night's series opener against the Rockies.
Luis Gonzalez and Roland Hemond will once again represent the D-backs at next month's 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Willin Rosario's 10th-inning single scored Carlos Gonzalez with the game-winning run as the Rockies beat the D-backs, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
Left-hander Patrick Corbin became just the third visiting pitcher in the history of Coors Field to strike out 10 or more in a complete-game win, holding the Rockies to one run on three hits to lead the D-backs to a 5-1 victory on Monday night.
When he pitched for the Rockies from 2010-12, Matt Reynolds had more success than most at Coors Field, and the left-hander will be counted on for more of the same during the D-backs' series at mile-high altitude this week.
Last year as a rookie, one of D-backs left-hander Wade Miley's greatest strengths was his lack of thought on the mound, but with a year of experience under his belt it is harder to do that.
D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra went deep off Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler on the first pitch of Arizona's 1-0 victory on Saturday. The last time a game was essentially decided by a first-pitch home run? You have to go all the way back to Sept. 2, 1963.
With emerging stars such as Jurickson Profar, Andrelton Simmons and Didi Gregorius calling Curacao home, the small island in the Caribbean Sea is quickly becoming the newest baseball hotbed.
Both the Marlins and right-hander Ricky Nolasco came into Sunday's game riding losing streaks. Both of those came to an end, as Nolasco tossed a gem to lead the Marlins past the D-backs, 2-1, at Marlins Park.
What's not to enjoy about center fielder Gerardo Parra these days? He came into Sunday's game hitting .327 and was third in the National League with 55 hits. Add to that his usual stellar defense -- he threw out another runner trying to score on Saturday -- and his teammates are willing to tolerate a little clubhouse noise.
The emergence of rookie shortstop Didi Gregorius, along with the strong play of third baseman Eric Chavez, has cut into infielder Cliff Pennington's playing time. He got the start on Sunday at second base, his first in five days and only his second since May 9.
Through the first six weeks of the season, the main challenge for the D-backs was finding a way to overcome injuries to key players. Over the next six weeks, the challenge for general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson will be how to find room for all those players when they begin to return from the disabled list.
For D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin, Marlins Park will always be a special place.
Look at the statistical leaders in Major League Baseball these days and you'll find D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's name littered at the very top.
After pitching eight shutout innings in his last start, only to see the bullpen lose the lead in the ninth, Brandon McCarthy went the distance against the Marlins on Saturday to earn his first victory in a D-backs' uniform, 1-0.
For those wondering what kind of reception D-backs closer Heath Bell would receive in his return to Marlins Park, the answer was none.
Right-hander Daniel Hudson threw four innings in an extended spring training game Friday, the first time he has faced non-D-backs hitters since undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer.
Injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison have made the Marlins' lineup even more anonymous than before and that presents the D-backs with some added challenges in this weekend's series.
Paul Goldschmidt hit home runs Nos. 11 and 12 to back Trevor Cahill in Friday's 9-2 win over the Marlins Friday in Miami.
Following a tumultuous season in Miami in which he established career-worst figures in runs allowed and blown saves, Heath Bell is enjoying a fresh start in the D-backs' bullpen.
For most players, isolating a point in their season when things began to click is a difficult task. But for D-backs third baseman Eric Chavez, there's no hesitation at all when reflecting on the first month and a half of 2013.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson can't put a number on it, but he's sure his club's stellar defense so far this season has translated into at least a handful of victories.
Coming up with five hits with runners in scoring position, including three with two outs, the D-backs rallied to take down the Braves, 5-3, securing a series victory and finishing off their seven-game homestand at Chase Field with a 4-3 record.
Tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits while striking out five, Patrick Corbin won his sixth game of the year Tuesday as the D-backs snapped their three-game losing streak by shutting out the Braves, 2-0.