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    If a mod wants to, he can move all the threads I've started into this one.

    9:53am: MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to one-year contracts with Yusmeiro Petit, Leo Rosales and Kyler Newby. They'll each make around $400K this year.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/pagethree.html

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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs signed 21 players and renewed the contract of one as they wrapped up the signing of their players not yet eligible for salary arbitration.

    Tony Pena, Miguel Montero, Doug Slaten, Yusmeiro Petit, Justin Upton, Jon Coutlangus, Alex Romero, Leo Rosales, Billy Buckner, Jailen Peguero, Bobby Korecky, Juan Gutierrez, Josh Whitesell, Pedro Ciriaco, Jose Marte, Kyler Newby, Leyson Septimo, James Skelton, Cesar Valdez, Esmerling Vasquez and Clay Zavada all agreed to one-year deals.

    Third baseman Mark Reynolds had his contract renewed.

    The 22 players are on the 40-man roster and have zero to three years experience. They did not have the leverage of arbitration or free agency and had to either accept the salary offered by the club or face renewal by March 11.

    Last year, outfielder Chris Young was the lone player to have his contract renewed.

    Though the club essentially imposes the salary, it is not a haphazard process. The D-backs use a formula to determine what the salaries of each player should be.

    "There is a lot of thought and time that goes into it," D-backs GM Josh Byrnes said. "There is a method to the process."

    The exact formula is proprietary, but it is similar to the one used by the Red Sox while Byrnes was the assistant GM there. It takes into account things like a player's service time as well as performance and leaves some room for the subjective as well. The goal is to try to be evenhanded across the board.

    http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=ari

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    • #3
      I am looking forward to watching some of their young players here in Reno this season

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      • #4
        Prior to Friday's game, the D-backs announced that they have reassigned right-handed pitchers Hector Ambriz, Tony Barnette, Brooks Brown and catcher Ed Easley to Minor League camp, leaving 54 players vying for Opening Day roster spots.

        http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=ari

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        • #5
          Diamondbacks release one, send three down

          TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Diamondbacks have notified right-hander Jailen Peguero that he will be released on Friday.

          Peguero's contract requires advance notice of his release. He appeared in seven games for the Diamondbacks last season and 18 in 2007. Last year with Arizona, he had no wins or losses and a 4.82 ERA in 9 1-3 innings. He had given up nine runs, seven earned, on 11 hits in five innings (four appearances) this spring.

          Arizona made three other player moves involving pitchers on Wednesday.

          Right-hander Seth Etherton was sent to minor league camp. Left-hander Jon Coutlangus and right-hander Esmerling Vasquez were optioned to Triple-A Reno.
          http://www.google.com/hostednews/can...RgxP0GVGBbjfcQ

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          • #6
            Cuts

            TUCSON, Ariz. -- The D-backs trimmed their roster on Monday, sending down eight players.

            Shortstop Pedro Ciriaco, infielder Rusty Ryal, right-handers Jose Marte, Cesar Valdez and Kyler Newby along with lefties Leyson Septimo, Clay Zavada and Daniel Schlereth were sent over to Minor League camp.

            Ciriaco, Marte, Newby and Zavada were optioned to Double-A Mobile while Septimo was optioned to Class A Visalia and Valdez to Triple-A Tucson.

            Schlereth and Ryal are not on the 40-man roster and therefore were just assigned to Minor League camp.

            The extended spring schedule this year afforded D-backs manager Bob Melvin a longer than usual look at the team's younger players. Here's what he had to say about each of the players that were cut:

            Ciriaco: "I think he has a chance to be an everyday Major League shortstop at some point in his career. He can hit, he runs, terrific fielder. He'll throw some balls away, but it's because of the fact that he can get to quite a few balls. He'll learn to control it a little bit the farther up he goes."

            Marte: "Is a guy we had just acquired last year so I wasn't too familiar with him. Just looking at some of his numbers and watching some of his bullpens, the thing I was most concerned about with him was throwing the ball over the plate and it's been just the opposite. If you look at him, he kind of reminds you of Jose Valverde and has the repertoire as well and good stuff so he impressed quite a bit this camp."

            Newby: "Is a guy that didn't have good outings the last couple, but his first three were really good. Had a chance to see him at Chase Field before we came down here and he's a guy that really impressed myself and [pitching coach] Bryan Price likes him quite a bit. For some reason his velocity was a little bit down the last couple of outings and I think that affects his breaking stuff as well."

            Ryal: "Rusty didn't get a whole lot of at-bats for us. He just needs to go down there and play. He wasn't given enough at-bats -- a guy that needs to work on his all-around game. He's a grinder."

            Schlereth: "He can strike people out, he can miss bats. He's a guy that once he understands his mechanics real well, throw the ball a little more consistently where he wants to he'll be able to get big league hitters out."

            Septimo: "Is a guy that just started pitching, converted position player, terrific arm, throws up to 97 mph. Still kind of learning his craft as a pitcher, still learning how to throw breaking balls, has the plus fastball so he just needs to develop some more."

            Valdez: "Really had a good camp for us and showed why he was our Pitcher of the Year last year. Came as advertised. Worked his butt off during camp. We would have liked to have kept him around a little bit longer, but he needs to get stretched out for the season."

            Zavada: "You look at the numbers he put up last year [in 35 1/3 innings at Class A South Bend he allowed just six hits and fanned 54] when I first got them I actually thought they were a typo. A very polished young man that handled himself very well in camp and put himself on the map as a left-handed reliever. Who knows, maybe this year, next year, depending on needs and help."

            http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=ari

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            • #7
              Just wanted to add that Tuscon is no longer the Dbacks AAA affilate, it's now the Reno ACES, the franchise was moved last winter.

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              • #8
                TUCSON -- The Diamondbacks announced Saturday that they have reassigned catcher John Hester and outfielders Trent Oeltjen and Brandon Watson to Minor League camp.

                The D-backs now have 38 players in camp, including 17 pitchers, four catchers, nine infielders and eight outfielders.

                Hester batted .333 with three RBIs in 13 games this spring, Oeltjen hit .238 with two RBIs in eight games and Watson batted .258 in 16 games with four runs scored and three RBIs.

                http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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                • #9
                  Romero sent to Reno

                  The Diamondbacks announced that outfielder Alex Romero had cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Reno.

                  Romero only recently returned to action after reporting to camp with a broken bone in his right hand, an injury sustained when he was hit by a pitch in winter ball. He has played in three games since Friday, going 0 for 7.

                  General Manager Josh Byrnes said that with a healthy Eric Byrnes, Romero, who is out of minor-league options, did not appear likely to make the 25-man roster.

                  "We thought strategically now was a better time to get him through waivers or at least find out," Byrnes said.

                  http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...romero-CR.html

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                  • #10
                    Will be looking forward to watching Alex Romero play here in Reno, opening day for new stadium is April 17th

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                    • #11
                      Frey reassigned

                      ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS-Assigned OF Evan Frey to their minor league camp.
                      http://www.google.com/hostednews/can...6lnPCk8Tvgs9xg

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                      • #12
                        Left-hander Travis Blackley, who was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, accepted the assignment and reported to camp. He is expected to be a part of Reno's starting rotation.

                        http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diam...-dbacksnb.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
                          Left-hander Travis Blackley, who was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, accepted the assignment and reported to camp. He is expected to be a part of Reno's starting rotation.

                          http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diam...-dbacksnb.html
                          Looking forward to watching him here in Reno

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                          • #14
                            Diamondbacks release Tony Clark

                            Thought I'd start adding to this some more...

                            The Arizona Diamondbacks released infielder Tony Clark on Sunday.

                            Clark batted .182 with four doubles, four homers and 11 runs batted in over 36 games for Arizona this season. The 37-year-old spent parts of five seasons with the D'Backs and hit .255 with 59 home runs and 178 RBI in 396 games.

                            For his career, Clark is a .262 hitter with 251 home runs and 824 RBI in 1,559 games with Detroit, Boston, the Mets, the Yankees, San Diego and Arizona.

                            http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/ba...y/1139024.html

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                            • #15
                              Tony did a good job down here in Reno on Rehab

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