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With injury woes and a subpar record, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ season is nearing a forgettable ending. However, certain players’ successes and talents are being recognized, especially among the rookies.
Former CDO standout Ian Kinsler appeared in Tuesday Night’s Major League All-Star game, which his American League squad won 5-3.
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Aaron Vaughn may be a professional baseball player, but his life is a little less than glamorous. The former Pusch Ridge hurler is currently playing in the Gulf Coast League, one of the lowest levels of minor league baseball.
The New York Yankees have had quite the bumpy 2014 season thus far. The oft-injured bullpen has struggled, and the team as a whole is barely a .500 ballclub. Every few days, however, the Yanks have the opportunity to catch their breath. That is because the ominous cloud disappointment from prior losses begins to vanish as soon as their bright ray of sunlight takes the mound: Masahiro Tanaka.
As a result of the El Paso stadium construction not being complete, a four game series will be played in Tucson at Kino Stadium between the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres), formerly the Tucson Padres, and the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks). The games will be April 11 – 14. Long time Triple-A General Manager Mike Feder and former Tucson Padres staff will oversee operations at Kino Stadium. Barring any unforeseen circumstances in El Paso stadium construction, these will be the only four Triple-A games in Tucson in 2014.
Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka began shining bright on the MLB radar in 2013, becoming the most coveted baseball commodity from overseas. The 25 year old was dominant in his final season with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, leading the ballclub to a 24-0 record. Always slick under pressure, Tanaka’s 1.27 ERA and killer instinct had nearly every MLB franchise drooling.
Being one of three baseball players to represent the Tucson area, Canyon Del Oro junior Nate Soriano competed in the 2014 Under Armour Pre-Season All American Tournament for three days in January.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't forgot about their Tucson fans, even after moving their Spring Training to the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
The self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports” first took the sporting news throne in 1979, and since then nobody has dared to challenge the ESPN monopoly. Though the Disney owned media outlet has sat comfortably atop the nearly nonexistent competition for roughly 35 years, it’s first worthy opponent has finally emerged. This is because as of August 17th, Fox has transformed its low traffic Speed and Fuel networks into FS1 and FS2, which model themselves after ESPN and ESPN2 and provide TV viewers with an alternative to the cable powerhouse.
When former Biogenesis employee, Porter Fischer, first sounded the alarm that the company had supplied a list of MLB players with performance-enhancing drugs in 2012, the sporting world was well aware that there would be repercussions. What was not foreseen, however, was both the aggressiveness of MLB’s pursuit to penalize all guilty parties, and the frightening reality that the scandal that has plagued baseball will most likely shake the entire sporting community.
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The Texas Rangers say they're investigating a claim by pitcher Tanner Scheppers that he was attacked in downtown Cleveland last week.
The public and teammates of Ryan Braun, who strongly denied accusations that he was using performance enhancing, are speaking out after Braun recently tested positive.
Three Tucson Padres were selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game. Infielder Dean Anna, catcher Rene Rivera and relief pitcher Colt Hynes were picked through a vote of league managers, media and fans. Rivera and Hynes have since joined the San Diego Padres roster and will not participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday night at 6:05 pm in Reno.
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have raised $705,395 in support of the families of the 19 firefighters who perished fighting the Yarnell fire as well as members of the community who have been affected by the fires.