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Guess who's back... back again... Ender's back.... tell a friend.

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He's the Real Slim Shady - The Diamondbacks will welcome Ender Inciarte back from the disabled list today, once again giving them a four-players-for-three-spots situation in their outfield.


D-Backs' Hale on outfield situation: 'They all deserve to play' - With Ender Inciarte slated to return from the disabled list, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is once again faced with a playing time conundrum in the outfield.

D-Backs prospect Braden Shipley gets past rough spell at Double-A - Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Braden Shipley has begun to turn the corner at Double-A Mobile after enduring a rough stretch of starts.

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league report

Pit Report

ESPN: Core question facing the Arizona Diamondbacks is about pitching - By all accounts, the first half of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 2015 season has been a success.

Arizona Diamondbacks top five disappointments of 2015 - The Arizona Diamondbacks, at 42-45, are doing better than most people expected. Still, the surprising season doesn't come without a few disappointments. Here are my top five.

How Randy Johnson became an Arizona Diamondback - The Arizona Diamondbacks were heading into their second year as a franchise and looking to pick up a pitcher...or really anybody who could help turn them into a winning team. They won 65 games in their debut season under Buck Showalter.

For playoff run, D-backs must improve in 3 areas - They might have been unable to eclipse the .500 mark, but after slashing payroll and going younger following a 98-loss season, even being in the vicinity of a break-even record represents significant progress.

Giants at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch - At this time last week, fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks were feeling good. They had just took two games in Texas to finally get to .500 after 13 attempts. Then they came to New York and watched their pitching get lit up to the tune of nine home runs by a formerly inept offensive team. The D'backs were swept to complete what had been a pleasant first half up until those last three games. At 42-45, Arizona is 7 1/2 games behind the first place Los Angeles Dodgers and five games out of the second wild card.