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4/19/2014 | Relaxed Thatcher attacking hitters out of bullpen

Reliever Joe Thatcher this season is pitching like the pitcher D-backs GM Kevin Towers thought he was getting last year when he acquired him from the Padres.

4/19/2014 | Cahill uses adrenaline, thinks less in first relief outing

Desperate to get right-hander Trevor Cahill on the right track, the D-backs shifted him to the bullpen in hopes the change of scenery would help him. The results Friday night against the Dodgers were encouraging.

4/18/2014 | Hill's two-RBI knock in 12th picks up D-backs

Aaron Hill's two-run single in the 12th inning led the D-backs to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday night. The win snapped Arizona's six-game losing streak, and it was the D-backs' first win against Los Angeles in six tries this season.

4/18/2014 | Ross returns from DL; Rowland-Smith DFA'd

The D-backs activated outfielder Cody Ross from the disabled list Friday and manager Kirk Gibson put him right in the lineup, in left field and batting fifth. To make room on the roster, the club designated left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment.

4/18/2014 | Gibson: Pitching woes a matter of execution

The primary cause of the D-backs' rough start the season can be traced to the starting rotation. The starters entered Friday's action last in the Majors with a 7.63 ERA.

4/18/2014 | D-backs rookie to face Haren in first MLB start

There's a bit of an experience gap between the two starting pitchers in Saturday's D-backs-Dodgers game. Los Angeles veteran Dan Haren will be making the 320th start of his career, while Arizona's Mike Bolsinger will make his first big league start under the bright lights of Dodger Stadium.

4/18/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Bradley should be next up

To say D-backs prospect Archie Bradley is ready for a big league shot is not exactly breaking new ground. He is, after all,'s top-rated pitching prospect, coming in at No. 5 in the Top 100 rankings. Though he's just 21, one gets the feeling that it's a question of when, not if, Bradley gets the call this season.

4/17/2014 | Shipley tosses five scoreless frames, gets first win

After being held back in extended spring training to start the season due to right shoulder soreness, Braden Shipley made his season debut Thursday night for Class A South Bend.

4/17/2014 | Hall: Too soon to speculate on changes

A 4-14 start to the season has led to public speculation about the job status of D-backs general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson, and that makes team president/CEO Derrick Hall cringe.

4/17/2014 | Prospect Lamb's walk-off homer a promising sign

Third baseman Jake Lamb hit a solo home run with two outs in the 10th inning to give Double-A Mobile a 1-0 walk-off win against Birmingham on Wednesday. The D-backs' No. 7 prospect finished the game 2-for-5.

4/16/2014 | Familiar foes Greinke, Miley meet again

The Dodgers send Zack Greinke out to open their homestand with the D-backs Friday, who counter with Wade Miley. The season is less than 20 games old, but this will already be the third time these National League West rivals will meet.

4/16/2014 | Montero's belief in rotation still strong

D-backs catcher Miguel Montero has a front-row seat when it comes to the struggles of Arizona's rotation, and he's not ready to give up on the starting pitchers.

4/16/2014 | D-backs to stick with 12 pitchers when Ross returns

The D-backs expect to activate outfielder Cody Ross from the disabled list Friday, and when they do, they will take a pitcher off the roster rather than a position player.

4/16/2014 | D-backs' struggles at home continue in loss

The D-backs got a good outing from Brandon McCarthy, but a victory eluded them once again in a 5-2 loss at Chase Field that dropped them to a league-worst 1-11 at home.

4/16/2014 | Duo looking for turnaround in Arizona

Starters Dillon Gee and Brandon McCarthy will each look to change their fortunes in Wednesday's 12:40 p.m. MST (3:40 ET) series finale between the Mets and D-backs at Chase Field, with the Mets looking for a sweep.

4/16/2014 | Rotation falters again for D-backs in loss to Mets

Bronson Arroyo allowed nine runs over 3 1/3 innings during the D-backs' 9-0 loss to the Mets on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

4/15/2014 | Call at first overturned after Gibson challenges

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 9-0 loss to the Mets and got the call overturned in his team's favor. Arizona was trailing 9-0 at the time of the replay.

4/15/2014 | Towers defends keeping Bradley in Triple-A

D-backs general manager Kevin Towers said again on Tuesday that the decision not to promote top prospect Archie Bradley this week had nothing to do with delaying the right-hander's arbitration or free-agent clocks.

4/15/2014 | Gibson trying to move past D-backs' losses

If he seems a bit upset when meeting with reporters 10 minutes after a loss, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson asks that you cut him some slack. Gibson was known to be a very intense player, but he generally had more time before he had to meet with the media.

4/15/2014 | D-backs in awe of what Robinson went through

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, like every player and coach in Major League Baseball on Tuesday, donned uniforms with Robinson's No. 42 on the back to celebrate the anniversary of Robinson playing in his first big league game.

4/14/2014 | D-backs move struggling Cahill to bullpen

Struggling D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill will have to get his issues worked out in the bullpen. The D-backs will shift Cahill to the bullpen and replace him with right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who was called up Monday and will make his first start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

4/14/2014 | Bolsinger called up to take Cahill's rotation spot

In an effort to shake up their struggling starting staff, the D-backs selected the contract of right-hander Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-hander Will Harris to Reno. Bolsinger will take the rotation spot of Trevor Cahill and start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

4/14/2014 | Ross could return to D-backs in near future

D-backs outfielder Cody Ross could return to action as soon as Friday, when the D-backs take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Ross had Monday off and was scheduled to play back-to-back nine-inning games Tuesday and Wednesday for Triple-A Reno.

4/14/2014 | Arroyo doesn't want to see starters pressing

With a starting rotation struggling to pitch past the fifth inning, the D-backs' bullpen has been greatly taxed so far in this young season. The temptation is to say the D-backs need a starter to step up and come up with an outstanding start to turn the tide. That kind of thinking, though, can lead to pressing and then wind up having the opposite effect, according to Bronson Arroyo.

4/14/2014 | Mejia, Arroyo look to keep ball in the yard

Consider it a minor miracle that despite the 10 runs between them, neither the Mets nor D-backs homered in Monday's series opener. The teams entered this week having given up the first- and second-most home runs of any club in the Majors. Tuesday's starters, right-handers Bronson Arroyo and Jenrry Mejia, have given up a combined five home runs in 20 1/3 innings this season.

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