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Snake Bytes 9/1: Roster Expansions Begin

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Although Arizona will apparently not be making any moves for at least a few more days, today marks the first day in which teams around baseball can empand their active roster to include anyone on the 40-man roster.

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Diamondbacks 2, Giants 4

Shelby Miller came out the gate in rough fashion, taking 31 pitches to get out of the first inning, allowing a walk, three hits, and two earned runs. TO his credit, he limited the damage to the two runs and settled down to keep it at only two runs allowed through six innings of work. The offense was unable to solve Matt Moore though, and the Diamondbacks fell to the Giants.

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Godley Looking to Rebound in Bullpen

After getting roughed up in the rotation, right-hander Zack Godley is looking to right the ship by throwing some quality innings out of the bullpen as a long man in middle relief.

Five Diamondbacks headed to AFL

Lugo and Westbrook headline the selecttions made to represent Arizona in the upcoming Arizona Fall League season.

Related: Moncada highlights prospect-deep AFL rosters

Report: Dodgers Inquired About Greinke

In newws that is not entirely surprising in a lost year, the Dodgers apparently called Arizona, to inquire about relieving the struggling Diamondbacks of their high-priced starter.

Lamb Back to Normal at Third

Jake Lamb needs no reminders that he has had a rough year with the glove. He takes the short-coming personally. Recent work with coach Matt Williams may finally be paying off here in September though.

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Otani-mania Cannot Come Soon Enough

For over a year now, many have expected that Shohei Otani may become the biggest name to ever come out of Japan if and when he is ever eventually posted by the NPB. Pitching like Jose Fernandez, hitting like Anthony Rizzo, and only 23 years old (11 months younger than Mike Trout), this kid is something to behold.