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Multiple pitchers within the the Diamondbacks organization are showing signs of being on the mend.

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Groinke Watch

Good news out of camp for the Diamondbacks

At present, the feeling among Lovullo and the medical staff is that the worst-case scenario would be for Greinke to get pushed back a couple days in the rotation, perhaps making his first start in the D-backs’ third game of the regular season.

Diamondbacks Confident of Building on 2017 Success

The players aren’t listening to the doubters that feel the team is worse off now than it was in 2017, or that last season was a fluke.

2018 Projection: Arizona Diamondbacks

Hardball Talk gives their projection for the Diamondbacks, picking the snakes to finish third in the NL West.

Yoan Lopez a Prospect Again

After spending $16.5 million and sitting out for two seasons worth of international signings, the Diamondbacks had huge hopes for Yoan Lopez. Those hopes went up in flames when Lopez twice quit the team. Now, armed with a brand new attitude and a new role as a bullpen pitcher, Lopez is once again turning heads with a nasty fastball/slider combination that has some wondering if he might make the majors in the back of the bullpen by the end of the season.

Eugenio Suarez and the Free Agent Market

It has been a bizarre off season when it comes to free agent signings. Whether statistics have led to a philosophical shifts across baseball, or owners are colluding to suppress salaries, the free agent market is no longer as rosey a place as it once was. Perhaps that’s part of why Reds’ third baseman, Eugenio Suarez, just agreed to an extension signing away five years of his free agency before ever hitting the market.