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The Arizona Diamondbacks Will Have a Quandary When Jake Lamb Returns

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 30: Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 18-5. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) Following his injury-plagued 2018 season when he had surgery on his left shoulder in August to repair fraying in his rotator cuff, Jake Lamb was deemed healthy and at full-strength. He was looking forward at being one of the clubhouse leaders and the captain of the infield and was ready for...

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A Confident Start for Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Clarke

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – MAY 07: Taylor Clarke #45 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 07, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Taylor Clarke made his first MLB start for the Arizona Diamondbacks last Tuesday when he pitched against one of the best teams in baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays. He was called up for the second time this season from Triple-A Reno and slotted in to start in place of Zack Godley who had been relegated to the bullpen. He certainly did...

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Christian Walker is Here to Stay for the Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – APRIL 05: Christian Walker #53 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the Boston Red Sox during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 05, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Red Sox 15-8. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Christian Walker Earns Starting Role Coming out of Spring Training, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker believed his playing time for the 2019 season with the team would be as a “platoon” player and as the first guy off the bench as the pinch hitter. Though he’d be a backup at first base to Jake Lamb,...

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Adam Jones Already Helping the Arizona Diamondbacks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – APRIL 19: Adam Jones #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) On March 10, the AZ Diamondbacks signed Adam Jones to a one-year deal. The deal could total $3 million with incentives up to $2 million. These incentives depend on how many at-bats he gets for the 2019 season. To be able to add somebody of his caliber and leadership to this roster three weeks before the regular season was certainly a great move. He has...

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Luke Weaver is a Valuable Addition to the Arizona Diamondbacks

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 23: Luke Weaver #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 23, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Since his disastrous AZ Diamondbacks debut against the LA Dodgers, pitcher Luke Weaver has shown confidence and command in each of his other five starts. Although he did not figure in this past Sunday’s decision, he is beginning to demonstrate his importance to this team and the fans. Through the six games that he has pitched thus far he has 36...

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Merrill Kelly Had an Interesting Journey to the Arizona Diamondbacks

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 01: Merrill Kelly #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 1, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) In his Major League debut on April 1st against the San Diego Padres, Merrill Kelly went six innings, yielded five hits, three runs, walked two, and had three strikeouts. He also got his first MLB win with a 10-3 victory. Then, in his first start at Chase Field in front of his hometown fans on April 7th,...

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