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Snake Bytes 3/11: Team USA in Action

Team USA finally started playing their WBC games last night. Their first contest had an exciting finish.

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Walker Continues Strong Spring

Taijuan Walker turned in another strong start on Friday, throwing four hitless frames and striking out eight.

Ahmed backs Walker’s Strong Outing

While Taijuan Walker kept the Brewers off the bases on Friday, Nick Ahmed had a big day in his quest to win the starting SS gig, driving in two runs with a double and a triple.

Tomás Sits Again to Rest Back

For the second day in a row, Yasmany Tomás was not in the Diamondbacks’ lineup, allowing the outfielder to rest a strained lower back. Tomás is expected to miss Saturday’s game as well before returning to the luneup on Sunday.

Jared Porter Talks About Joining Arizona

In a lengthy two -part interview, Arizona’s Senior Vice-President and Assistant GM, Jared Porter, sits down with MLBTR’s Brettt Balantini and discusses a number of issues, including how he came to Arizona, advanced metrics, and other points of note.

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Dipoto Still Regrets Choice in 2010 Draft

Even though he is far-removed from his short span of days in Arizona’s front office, Seattle’s GM still regrets not having drafted Chris Sale in 2010.

Team USA Goes Extras to Avoid Upset

It took 10 inning, and Team USA’s Adam Jones was down 0-2 with two outs and runners on second and third, but Team USA prevailed over Team Colombia Friday night in San Diego to win their first game of the 2017 WBC. Team USA will face off against bracket Favorite, Dominican Republic (1-0), Saturday afternoon at 4:30 MST.