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Snake Bytes: 2/27 - Gallen Gets First Nod

Zac Gallen has been tabbed to be Arizona’s starter for the spring training opener.

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Diamondbacks News

Zac Gallen Given the Nod

Torey Lovullo has decided that Zac Gallen will start Arizona’s first spring training game on Sunday.

Communication a Key Factor in Clippard Reunion

Torey Lovullo spent time on the phone with Tyler Clippard, laying out for the veteran reliever the ways the team has changed since last he was in a Diamondbacks uniform and giving the hurler the new lay of the land.

Arizona’s Ongoing Pay Cuts an Embarrassment

Whether the financial decisions being made by the Diamondbacks are smart, frugal measures that will lead to a stronger future or they are miserly penny-pinching by Scrooge McKendrick, Arizona’s continued insistence on curtailing pay for its employees paints the Diamondbacks in a poor light and raises many uncomfortable questions.

Other Baseball News

Braves Extend Snitker through 2023

Brian Snitker has been with the Braves since he joined them as a minor leaguer when he was 19. He is now in his 45th year with the organization.

Marla Miller Retiring from MLB as Head of MLB Special Events

Marla Miller, MLB’s first senior VP, is retiring after a distinguished 21-year career.

Cabrera Looking for Two Magic Numbers in 2021

There is little room for arguing that Miguel Cabrera is not already a Hall of Fame player. However, Detroit’s long-time slugger is looking to add two of baseball’s magic numbers for hitters to his resume in 2021. Cabrera enters the 2021 season needing on 13 home runs to reach 500 and only 134 hits to reach 3,000. Reaching both of those marks would elevate him into an entirely different echelon of player when it comes time for voting five years after he retires.