Tyler Skaggs dominated last night for Reno with 7+ innings of 1-run ball with 10 strikeouts.
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Middle infielder Chris Owings continues to swing a solid bat as he makes his case to be a future major leaguer.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have assigned left-hander Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A, taking him out of the running for the No. 5 starter role.
It wasn't the best of games for the D-backs yesterday - but, hey, that's why we have spring training. And it's still baseball, right? Here are some pics from the Cactus League opener at Salt River Fields, and a round-up of the other news of the day.
Sloppy defense. Bad base-running. Seven runs and ten hits allowed in the first four innings: eighteen hits overall. Now, keep telling yourself: "It's only spring training... It's only spring training..."
John Sickels of Major League Ball has posted his 2013 farm system rankings. In it, the D-backs are ranked 13th, down from 9th last season.
After the moves made at the winter meetings, and the signing of Brandon McCarthy, Arizona is now in a significantly different location, in terms of roster construction and payroll, from where they were seven days ago. Let's see what has changed.