The Arizona Diamondbacks sold out their entire spring allotment of tickets in less than 24 hours after they went on sale to the public.
Lovullo shrugged off any notion that he’s feeling added pressure on Wednesday when the team’s pitchers and catchers went through their first workouts in Scottsdale.
The Arizona Diamondbacks coming off a disappointing 25-35 record in 2020, which put them last in the NL West.
Joakim Soria can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses for Diamondbacks games pitched: $125,000 each for 40, 50, 60 and 65.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a $3.5 million, one-year deal with veteran relief pitcher Joakim Soria, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
Weaver’s deal is for $1.95 million, Kelly $1.7 million and Smith $1,465,000. No other Arizona players remain eligible for arbitration.
If Arizona is going to improve on this year’s 25-35 record and last-place finish in the NL West, it’s going to be done with a lot of the same faces.
Luke Weaver was acquired from the Cardinals in the same trade as Carson Kelly and looked like a future star in 2019 with a 2.94 ERA in 12 starts before injuries derailed his season.
The 32-year-old was 3-2 with a 2.55 ERA in five starts during the pandemic-shortened season. He did not pitch after Aug. 19 because of a nerve impingement in his pitching shoulder.
Leake and Rondón become eligible for free agency, and Guerra for salary arbitration in February.
The Diamondbacks thought they could challenge for the NL West title this season, but instead, they were the division’s worst team. Now they’re trying to figure out what the 60-game swoon means in the long term and how much they need to reshape the roster.
The Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies Sept. 27 11-3.
The Rockies bounced back with a win, one day after they were swept in a doubleheader by the Diamondbacks.
Josh VanMeter hit a three-run homer, David Peralta and Tim Locastro both had three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 Sept. 25 to sweep a doubleheader.
The Diamondbacks trailed 3-1 going into the sixth but rallied for a six-run inning off Rangers pitchers Wes Benjamin, Nick Goody and Brett Martin. Arizona sent 10 batters to the plate. Carson Kelly had a game-tying, two-run single, Varsho followed with the go-ahead triple, and then Mathisen and Tim Locastro hit back-to-back homers to push the lead to 7-3.
Carson Kelly had a three-run homer, Caleb Smith and Riley Smith combined to throw a six-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sept. 22.
The Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Houston Astros on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Jose Altuve drove in two, Kyle Tucker had a tiebreaking single and the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night to get back to .500.
Kole Calhoun hit two home runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night.
Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout drove in two runs in the Angels’ 7-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.