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SnakeBytes, 7/8: Tommy John v5.0 edition

Oh, look: a Diamondbacks pitcher needs Tommy John surgery. It must be Tuesday.

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[AZ Central] Diamondbacks run over Marlins - "I just had fastball command right from the get-go, and if you have that as a starting pitcher, you're going to be more likely successful because you can throw your other pitches off that pitch," Anderson said. "And the run support, obviously, that's always nice to have because you can relax a bit."

[ArizonaSports] Diamondbacks' bats punish Marlins in series opener - Home Run Derby participant Giancarlo Stanton looked like he came to Chase Field to do some damage, but Anderson and Diamondbacks releivers kept the Marlins slugger hitless, as he struck out in all four at-bats. "He's a big guy up there, and you've got to make your pitches to him," Anderson said. "I got a little deep in the one count (3-2) and I threw a changeup and thought, 'If you're going to hit it, you're going to hit. If you're going to miss it, you're going to miss it.' Thank God he missed it."

[] Bats bust out to back Anderson's strong outing -In 32 games since coming up from Reno, Peralta has hit .331 with an on-base percentage of .357. It's going well right now." "It's been unbelievable," Goldschmidt said of Peralta. "He came up right off the bat and he had that hitting streak to start it. He just has put together good at-bats every time. I would say really, really, really impressed. He's been doing unbelievable. Not just hitting, but he plays good defense out there." "I'm just living the dream right now," Peralta said. "It's been fun. I'm having fun every day playing my game. I'm just happy to play the game and keep focused on what I'm doing every day."

Your daily Tommy John

[] Arroyo has torn UCL, to have Tommy John surgery - Arroyo said he believes the injury occurred during his May 13 start, when he outdueled Stephen Strasburg by allowing one run while tossing a complete game. The day after his June 15 start against the Dodgers, he had an MRI taken and it showed the ulnar ligament had been torn completely off the bone. "I just figured it would be a lot of swelling, probably my flexor mass would be irritated and it was, it had a lot of swelling in there as well," Arroyo said. "But as soon as doc looked at it, he said, 'Man, the entire thing is gone. It's just not there.'"

[AZ Central] Arroyo to have Tommy John surgery - "I spent two decades trying to avoid the disabled list, and now I've got to sit on this thing for a year," he said. "I've had 3,500-plus innings on my arm in the last 20 years. That's not counting everything you do as a kid, and as I kid I played this game pretty much year-round as well. You have so many miles. I just basically ran the tires raw, and I need a new set to keep going."

[FOX Sports] Arroyo needs Tommy John surgery - "I don't want to put this organization in a position where I only pitch maybe two starts in September of next year and then they're not really sure if they want to pick up that option, because it's a pretty hefty option," Arroyo said. "I want to give them the opportunity to at least see me throw for a few months and know that what they have here is what they had before."

Non-TJ team news

[FOX Sports] Unlikely star Peralta keeps rolling as D-backs top Marlins - While 32 games is a small sample size by which to judge Peralta's big league viability, he may very well have written himself into the D-backs' plans going forward. Mark Trumbo, soon to return from a broken foot, and Pollock, out until at least mid August, seem certain pieces of the D-backs outfield moving forward. If Peralta keeps hitting the way he has, he might just overtake Gerardo Parra as the big-league club's third outfielder. It's hard to imagine a scenario where the D-backs return Peralta to the minor leagues this season, assuming he keeps hitting

[ArizonaSports] Nuño excited for his first start at Chase Field - He may be out of the pressure cooker-type environment in the Bronx, but Nuño knows there is still plenty of expectation on him to succeed. "There's other guys in the minor leagues trying to take my spot," he said. "Every day is going to be a grind. I tell myself when I wake up that I've got to put in the work, I've got to do my flexibility because I pulled my groin last year, so I can't have that happen this year, so I've been doing that on a daily basis."

[] Nuno excited meeting new teammates in Arizona - In 17 games (14 starts) with the Yankees this year, Nuno was 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA, and he said he struggled to find his release point. In his last two starts, though, he compiled a 2.53 ERA. "The last two starts I found it and I proceeded on," Nuno said of his release point. "Now I have another opportunity, and what I want to do is just work hard and just try and do what I have to do to keep on grinding and finish the season strong."

[AZ Central] Diamondbacks' new pitcher Vidal Nuno is no stranger to adversity - Nuno seems to fit into the ever-growing list of finesse artists — like Josh Collmenter and Chase Anderson — the Diamondbacks have on staff. "Fastball command is the name of the game, regardless of whether you throw 85 or you throw 95," Harkey said. "It doesn't matter. You throw the ball down and you pitch on the corners, you're going to have success. You give me five Collmenters, and I'll show you five guys who are going to have success in the rotation regardless."

[ArizonaSports] Passan: Diamondbacks have to figure out what trade goal is - The D-backs will have to toe a fine line with regards to who they want to give up and for what, which is a matter Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports believes is further complicated due to the still unknown structure of the team's front office. "They've been really secretive about it to this point, and I don't think, frankly, it reflects all that well on the organization. You have what is essentially a lame-duck general manager in Kevin Towers in place, but don't know what his role is at what's a fairly imperative time in the franchise's history."

[FOX Sports] Dealing D-backs just getting started? - "Obviously, future considerations are something the organization is looking toward right now," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Monday. "With that in mind, I think they evaluate what the right decisions are as we move on throughout the rest of the season. "I just think you kind of think a little differently. Like with all the youth, we've got to figure some things out. We've got to figure out what our surplus is and where our deficiencies are. And you need to try to start thinking about how you're going to change that around. At the same time, we come out every day and try to prepare to win a game."

And, finally...

[FOX Sport] Sleeping Yankees fan suing MLB, ESPN after getting teased during broadcast - A Yankees fan who snoozed through a portion of New York's April 13 home win over the Red Sox is suing the Yankees, MLB, ESPN and two announcers, accusing them of defaming him during the broadcast and afterward online. As a result of announcers John Kruk and Dan Shulman's alleged "avalanche of disparaging words" and statements published on, 26-year-old Andrew Rector seeks $10 million in damages, alleging defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.