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Avisail Garcia #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides safely into second base after Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks is unable to field a throw during the fifth inning at American Family Field  Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Dbacks News

(AZ Central) Diamondbacks’ road woes continue in series-opening loss to Brewers

The 14 road losses match a skid set in 2010, a season in which they lost 97 games. At 20-38 (.345), this year’s team is on pace to lose 106 games.

Asked to reflect on what has happened since that day in Atlanta, shortstop Nick Ahmed was left searching for words.

“That was a long time ago, huh?” he said. “We haven’t won much at home lately, either.”

(ESPN) Arizona Diamondbacks’ Madison Bumgarner dealing with left shoulder inflammation, put on IL

“Bumgarner said Wednesday that he first started feeling the discomfort two to three weeks ago but didn’t tell the Diamondbacks because he thought his shoulder would start feeling better.”


(AZ Central) Diamondbacks’ Jon Duplantier says comments like Bob Brenly’s push back against progress

“because from my viewpoint, growing up where I did in the suburbs, playing baseball as a Black man in America, as a Black kid in America, there has been a lot of pressure for me to show up authentically as myself while walking the tightrope of remaining acceptable and appealing to society and people who may be making important decisions regarding my future.”

MLB News

(CBS Sports) MLB All-Star Game voting begins; so who should start 2021 Midsummer Classic?

Thursday saw MLB publish the first ballot for All Star Game voting. I will give them credit that it’s at a much more reasonable time than usual, rather than the second week of the season that it’s at least felt like it’s been in recent years, but I can’t really see myself voting for any Dbacks this year...

(The Athletic) Keith Law: Redrafting MLB’s 2011 class, from Mookie Betts to Blake Treinen

I always enjoy things like this, but especially so when it is a draft that was so significant for the Diamondbacks, seeing them draft Bauer and Bradley in real life.

(Yahoo! Sports) MLB’s extra-inning rule is a hit with some, a whiff with others

“The current regular season extra innings rule has been enormously popular with our fans and with our Clubs, and has significantly reduced the length of extra-inning games,“ Morgan Sword, MLB’s executive vice president of baseball operations, said in a statement.

(Medical Xpress) An improved elbow MRI view for Major League Baseball pitchers

According to a pilot study published in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the flexed elbow valgus external rotation (FEVER) view can improve MRI evaluation of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers.

Due to repetitive extreme valgus stress during overhead throwing maneuvers, UCL injuries remain common in throwing athletes. Because standard positioning for elbow MRI is often suboptimal for UCL rendering, Knoblauch, Arizona Diamondbacks head team physician Gary Waslewski, and colleagues piloted their study to assess FEVER view impact on ulnotrochlear (UT) joint space measurement and UCL reader evaluation, as incorporated with conventional elbow MRI.