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Webb Expects To Return Before Break

Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb expects to return to the mound before the All-Star break in July.

"You can't just start going into games right away," he said. "You've got to build your arm up."

Webb played catch from 115 feet Tuesday, and called it his best throwing session yet.

He has only pitched once this season, on Opening Day.

Via Arizona Republic


Wife Of Scott Schoeneweis Found Dead

The wife of Diamondbacks reliever Scott Schoeneweis was found dead at their Fountain Hills home on Wednesday.

Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis, 39, was unresponsive when deputies arrived at the home a little after noon.

The couple's 14-year-old daughter called deputies after finding the mother of four on the floor of the master bedroom. Schoeneweis was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigating is ongoing.

Via Arizona Republic


D-Backs' Ex-Pitching Coach Rips Manager Hiring

Former Diamondbacks pitching coach Bryan Price, who resigned upon Bob Melvin's firing, has ripped the hiring of A.J. Hinch.

"The hiring of A.J., I thought, was a poor decision," Price told the Marin Independent Journal, a Bay Area newspaper.

Hinch is a former catcher with no managerial experience.

"A.J. has worked hard to get his credibility in the business in that [player-development] side of the game, but he doesn't have any credibility between the lines as a manager," Price said of Hinch. "That, for me, just wasn't going to work."

Via ESPN


D-Backs Minor Leaguer Gets 50-Game Suspension

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League infielder Agustin Murillo has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Clenbuterol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Murillo is effective immediately. Murillo is currently a member of Triple-A Reno of the Pacific Coast League.

Via Press Release


Melvin Knew He Would Be Fired Two Days In Advance

Bob Melvin knew for two days that he was going to be fired by the Diamondbacks.

The reason Melvin knew ahead of time is that GM Josh Byrnes felt the need to be honest once news reports started to leak.

Via SI.com


Diamondbacks May 2009 Archive

  • D-Backs Introduce Hinch As Manager

    The Diamondbacks introduced A.J. Hinch as their newest manager on Friday, and he lost his debut against the Nationals.

  • Will D-Backs Send Young To Minors?

    The Diamondbacks are struggling mightily, having fired manager Bob Melvin, and they could opt to send center fielder Chris Young to the minor leagues.

  • Hinch Expected To Replace Melvin In Arizona

    The Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Melvin on Thursday, and Director of Player Development A.J. Hinch is expected to be named as Melvin's replacement.

  • Melvin Out As D-Backs Manager

    The Arizona Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Melvin on Thursday, and plan to announce a replacement at a news conference on Friday.

  • Report: Arizona Will Fire Melvin

    Bob Melvin will be fired as manager of the Diamondbacks, according to a report in the Arizona Republic on Thursday.