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Snakebytes 8/27: AJ’s Return

Not a great start at the plate, but he had a few good plays in CF.

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Diamondback News

A.J. Pollock: Return to D-backs lineup felt 'awesome' - As expected, the Arizona Diamondbacks have activated center fielder A.J. Pollock and he was in the lineup for Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Related: Dose: Welcome Back, Pollock

Diamondbacks beat Reds on 2-out wild pitch in 11th - Without getting a hit, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury has delivered his team two 11th-inning wins in three nights.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Minor league time could delay Shelby Miller’s free agency - Shelby Miller‘s rocky first season with the Arizona Diamondbacks has been well-documented. Acquired from the Atlanta Braves in the offseason to form a new-look D-Backs rotation with free agent signee Zack Greinke, the 25-year-old right-hander has been a major disappointment in the desert. In 14 starts for Arizona this season, Miller has posted an ugly 7.14 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 1.47 K/BB ratio over 69.1 innings.

The Diamondbacks’ flexible philosophies - Since their inception in 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a notable amount of success when placed into the context of a franchise so young and the amount of time it has taken teams in a similar circumstance to become a relatively consistent contender. In those 19 seasons, they’ve made the playoffs five times and won one World Series. In spite of that, there has been a remarkable amount of upheaval and philosophical changes as to how the club is built.

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