Ruggiano (hamstring) going for X-rays on Wed.
Justin Ruggiano | CHC
(April 23, 2014 6:07 PM EDT)
Justin Ruggiano will have X-rays done on his injured hamstring.
Ruggiano left Wednesday's game after making a sliding attempt on a fly ball in the ninth inning. He had to be helped off the field, an indication that the injury could be serious. At this point, a trip to the disabled list seems likely.
Source:
Carrie Muskat on Twitter
Trumbo diagnosed with stress fracture in foot
Mark Trumbo | ARZ
(April 23, 2014 6:01 PM EDT)
Mark Trumbo has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot.
It was originally called "soreness," but an MRI taken Wednesday revealed a broken bone. Trumbo is headed back to Arizona for further examination. The 28-year-old slugger could be looking at an extended absence.
Source:
Nick Piecoro on Twitter
Padres release INF Alberto Gonzalez
Alberto Gonzalez | SD
(April 23, 2014 5:58 PM EDT)
Padres released INF Alberto Gonzalez.
The 31-year-old infielder was hitting just .208/.218/.264 in 56 plate appearances this season at Triple-A El Paso. He signed a minor league deal with the Padres in December.
Source:
Corey Brock on Twitter
Hill goes 4-for-5 as D'Backs rally at Wrigley
Aaron Hill | ARZ
(April 23, 2014 5:56 PM EDT)
Aaron Hill finished 4-for-5 with two RBI in the Diamondbacks' 7-5 comeback win over the Cubs on Wednesday in the 100th anniversary game at Wrigley Field.
Hill's two-run blooper to right field in the top of the ninth inning put the D'Backs ahead for good. It was part of a five-run rally against the Chicago bullpen that quickly lifted Arizona out of a 5-2 deficit. Hill is batting just .240/.284/.385 on the season, but he is capable of getting hot in a hurry. The D'Backs are now 6-18 in 2014.
Reed gets fourth save in win over Chicago
Addison Reed | ARZ
(April 23, 2014 5:52 PM EDT)
Addison Reed collected his fourth save of the season in Wednesday's defeat of the Cubs.
Reed tossed a perfect ninth inning, retiring Mike Olt via groundout, Welington Castillo on a strikeout, and Luis Valbunea on a game-ending lineout. Reed should start to see more save chances as the D'Backs right the ship after what has been a dreadful opening month.
Miley allows five runs in no-decision vs. CHC
Wade Miley | ARZ
(April 23, 2014 5:50 PM EDT)
Wade Miley gave up five runs -- three earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision vs. the Cubs.
Miley looked decent in the early going and wound up striking out seven batters on the afternoon, but the Cubs got to him for three runs in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth. He would have been handed the loss, but the Diamondbacks rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth inning. Miley gets the Rockies next.
Strop allows four runs in Cubs' loss to ARI
Pedro Strop | CHC
(April 23, 2014 5:47 PM EDT)
Pedro Strop gave up four runs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Cubs fell to the Diamondbacks.
Strop entered the game with Chicago up 5-2 but promptly blew the save opportunity, issuing two walks and a hit with bad defense and bad luck mixed in. James Russell didn't pitch any better after him. It was a classic Cubs showing on the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.
Samardzija takes no-decision vs. D'Backs
Jeff Samardzija | CHC
(April 23, 2014 5:43 PM EDT)
Jeff Samardzija yielded just two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Samardzija left the game with the Cubs leading 5-2, but Pedro Strop, James Russell, and Justin Grimm combined to blow that lead in a brutal top of the ninth inning. Samardzija struck out five in the solid outing and will carry an outstanding 1.53 ERA into his next scheduled start against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Ruggiano exits game with apparent leg injury
Justin Ruggiano | CHC
(April 23, 2014 5:33 PM EDT)
Justin Ruggiano was removed from Wednesday's game after suffering an apparent leg injury.
Ruggiano went all out for a ball down the right field line in the top of the ninth inning and wound up sliding awkwardly into the bullpen area at Wrigley Field. He had to be helped off the field by a trainer and Cubs manager Rick Renteria. The ball landed in fair territory and resulted in a go-ahead RBI triple for the Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill.
Buxton (wrist) ready for ext. spring games
Byron Buxton | MIN
(April 23, 2014 5:08 PM EDT)
Byron Buxton (wrist) is scheduled to play in his first extended spring training game Monday.
Buxton took on-field batting practice Wednesday at the Twins' spring training complex in Florida and reported no discomfort in his wrist, which he injured in mid-March. The Twins are going to continue to bring their top prospect along slowly. He'll likely report to Double-A New Britain when he is deemed fully healthy.
Source:
Rhett Bollinger on Twitter

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