"He threw the ball well. Stuff looked good, he was throwing his breaking ball and his changeup, his fastball got up a little bit. We just want to make sure he's 100 percent ready. You just want to be very cautious in this situation."
- Chip Hale on Patrick Corbin
D-backs starter Patrick Corbin continues to pitch well during his Minor League rehab assignment, but will need to make one more start before returning to the Majors.
Paul Goldschmidt is under contract through at least the 2018 season; the Diamondbacks have an option they can pick up for 2019. If they do, Goldschmidt will be paid an average of $7.4 million a year over the life of the deal. That's certainly a bargain for someone who is a consensus top-five player.
D-backs right-hander Chase Anderson will make his third start against the Padres on Sunday afternoon in the last game of the three-game series in San Diego. The last time Anderson (3-2, 3.54 ERA) faced San Diego was May 9, when he pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and one run.
The Touki Trade
Just reminding you about this trade. I know Alfred E. Neuman can't get enough news about it!!
This again, huh?