Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Atlanta manager Brian Snitker expects to approach key pinch-hit situations with renewed confidence this season as he looks at the Braves' newly bolstered bench.
A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics came back to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Sunday in their final tune-up before the postseason.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky...
SEATTLE (AP) — After two games and several hours with a haze of smoke hovering above, the Oakland Athletics were ready for their one-day diversion to Seattle to be over.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics signed former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb on Monday after he was designated for assignment last week by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks kept up their roster overhaul on Thursday, parting ways with former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb.
Lamb was designated for assignment after struggling...
PHOENIX (AP) — Left fielder David Peralta dodged salary arbitration by agreeing to a $22 million, three-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, a person familiar with the deal told...
San Diego Padres (70-90, fourth in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (83-77, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Garrett Richards (0-1,...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks came up with another impressive win despite being eliminated from the National League playoff hunt earlier this week.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jake Lamb has spent a big chunk of this season injured and even when healthy, his .199 batting average entering Monday was proof of a year gone awry.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW
One day after Houston teammate Justin Verlander pitched a no-hitter, Gerrit Cole looks to stay on a roll of his...
PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Dustin May appeared to avoid serious injury on Sunday despite getting hit on the right side of the head by a line drive in his team's win over the...
PHOENIX (AP) — Eduardo Escobar is collecting some memorabilia to go along with the flashy statistics he's posting this season.
Escobar had a lineup card and encased baseball Tuesday night,...
DENVER (AP) — Somewhere around the fifth inning, Josh Rojas began to gaze around the ball park and a particular thought dawned on him.
"I realized I'm in the big leagues right now," the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt had a chance to come through with a big hit against his old team. Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Yoan López made sure it didn't happen.
PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado's Trevor Story has ended the Arizona Diamondbacks' no-hit bid by legging out an infield single to open the seventh inning.
Colorado Rockies (44-44, third in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (45-45, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (8-3,...
PHOENIX (AP) — An All-Star in 2017, Jake Lamb missed more than half of last season with a shoulder injury that required surgery. Then early this season, he strained his quadriceps and missed...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated one-time All-Star infielder Jake Lamb from the 10-day injured list in time for the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his left quadriceps while running out a double this week.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Lamb is tired of being asked about his move across the diamond. He's just ready to get the regular season going.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Lamb does have his own first baseman's glove. It just has Paul Goldschmidt's name on it.
Lamb is taking over at first base for the Arizona Diamondbacks,...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with former New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal includes a $6 million club option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players, leaving only left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland without a deal.
Among those reaching agreements Friday were shortstop Nick Ahmed, outfielder David Peralta, third baseman Jake Lamb and starting pitcher Robbie Ray.
PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher John Ryan Murphy and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract, a raise from his $558,000 salary last year.
The 27-year-old set career bests with nine homers and 24 RBIs in 223 plate appearances, hitting .202. He split time behind the plate with Alex Avila and Jeff Mathis, who left for Texas.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will have left shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
Lamb said on Thursday the damage to his rotator cuff did not cause pain, but limited his ability to swing a bat. He is hoping to be back by spring training in 2019.
The 27-year-old injured his shoulder diving for a groundball against the Chicago Cubs and was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks got two pieces to bolster their bullpen just before the non-waiver trade deadline, a big-time start from Zack Godley and reclaimed their spot atop the NL West on Tuesday.
It was a fantastic day until the very end — when some injury news on Jake Lamb gave it a sour twist.
Godley matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, leading the Diamondbacks over the Texas Rangers 6-0 to leap ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired switch-hitting infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Minnesota Twins on Friday for minor league right-hander Jhoan Duran and outfielders Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad.
CHICAGO (AP) — Clay Buchholz took another step in mounting a career comeback.
Buchholz pitched effectively into the seventh inning in his return from the disabled list, Steven Souza Jr. had three hits and an RBI and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
MIAMI (AP) — John Ryan Murphy had a busy day at the plate.
Murphy drove in a career-high three runs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
"There wasn't a lot of runs tonight so it was nice to contribute to the ones that we did have," Murphy said.
Zack Godley (9-5) pitched five innings and allowed two runs and six hits for the Diamondbacks, who are 14-4 in their last 18 games.
PHOENIX (AP) — Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove worked out of a couple of jams to help his team build a five-run lead over Arizona after six innings. When he opened the seventh by intentionally plunking Chris Owings, it not only put a runner on, it sparked the Diamondbacks to a massive rally.
Jake Lamb hit a tying-three run homer in the seventh inning and the Diamondbacks scored nine runs after Musgrove hit Owings to rally past the Pirates 9-5 on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt has looked like a new slugger since the calendar turned.
Goldschmidt continued his sizzling June with two long home runs and a double, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Friday night.
It was his second straight game with at least three hits, and he has raised his average by 32 points in the past eight days.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's bats woke up during a three-game series against Cincinnati. The Diamondbacks kept rolling in their opener against Miami, sending one ball after another over the Chase Field walls.
Ketel Marte hit homers from each side of the plate for two of Arizona's franchise record-tying six homers, helping the Diamondbacks roll over the Marlins 9-1 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Lamb was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hope the return of their All-Star third baseman will boost a struggling lineup.
"I just know having an impact bat in there is very relieving to everybody. It's 30 home runs and 100 RBIs that's returning to us. We're excited about that. I know there might be some growing pains early," manager Torey Lovullo said, "but we're going to expect big things from him as we did last year."
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Players have been altering bats for decades in a bid to improve their grip — adding pine-tar or some specialized grip tape, maybe shaving the handle slightly to make it thinner.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed third baseman Jake Lamb on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.
Lamb sprained his left AC joint when he made a diving catch of a line drive in foul territory in the ninth inning of Arizona's 8-7, 15-inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He stayed in the 5-hour, 45-minute game, singled in the 15th inning early Tuesday morning and scored the tying run with a head-first slide, in obvious pain afterward.
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke looked ready for the regular season.
The Arizona ace pitched one-hit ball over six innings in the Diamondbacks' 7-0 exhibition victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
"I wish this one counted," he said. " ... That was definitely the best outing of the spring."
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached one-year deals with center fielder A.J. Pollock, third baseman Jake Lamb and starters Robbie Ray and Taijuan Walker, avoiding salary arbitration with them and several other players.
PHOENIX (AP) — Left-hander Patrick Corbin and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $7.5 million, one-year contract.
The 28-year-old was 14-13 with a 4.03 ERA last season and made $3.95 million.
He has a 45-47 record with a 4.13 ERA in five seasons with the Diamondbacks. After going 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and making the All-Star Game in 2013, he missed 2014 and part of 2015 after Tommy John surgery.