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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte hits a two-run home run in the eighth against the Washington Nationals in Pittsburgh. The Arizona Diamondbacks hope Starling Marte can add another potent bat to the lineup after he hit at least 20 homers in each of the past two seasons in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Second helping of Marte gives D-backs lineup another boost

Feb. 14, 2020 5:04 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Starling Marte has fond memories of his eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, especially the stretch from 2013 to 2015 when the franchise made it to the playoffs three straight seasons. A few minutes of research revealed his new team has a great chance to get him back to the...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019 file photo Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed runs to first during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. The Diamondbacks have agreed to a $32.5 million, four-year deal with Ahmed. The 29-year-old Ahmed avoids his final year of salary arbitration with the deal, which keeps him with the team through 2023. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

Ahmed, D-backs agree to $32.5 million, 4-year deal

Feb. 11, 2020 4:02 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks capped a busy offseason by locking down their two-time Gold Glove shortstop, who has slowly turned into a solid offensive threat. The D-backs announced Monday that they've agreed to a $32.5 million, four-year deal with Nick Ahmed that runs through the 2023 season....

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. In what's become a familiar refrain, the Dodgers arrive at camp still looking for their first World Series championship since 1988. After losing in two straight World Series, they were ousted by Washington in five games in the NL Division Series last fall. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Los Angeles Dodgers Manager: Dave Roberts (fifth season). 2019: 106-56, first place, lost to Nationals in...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, newly acquired Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner puts on a jersey after being introduced during a team availability in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks added a handful of veteran free agents during the offseason, including Bumgarner, outfielder Kole Calhoun, catcher Stephen Vogt and reliever Héctor Rondón. The left-handed Bumgarner — a four-time All-Star and 2014 World Series MVP — was the marquee signing, joining the rotation on an $85 million, five-year deal. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Beefed-up Diamondbacks ready to push for playoff return

Feb. 7, 2020 11:45 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hope the addition of a few new players to a promising young core can push the franchise back to the playoffs. The Diamondbacks won 85 games last season, but finished well behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 106 games and finished on top of the National League...

In this Aug. 31, 2019 photo Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte (6) in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pirates sent the two-time Gold Glove outfielder and 2016 All-Star to the Diamondbacks for prospects Liover Peguero and Brennan Malone, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Diamondbacks acquire OF Starling Marte from Pirates

Jan. 27, 2020 7:40 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Arizona Diamondbacks landed ace Madison Bumgarner in free agency last month, the three-time World Series winner made a surprising offer, one that came with a very urgent catch. Bumgarner told the Diamondbacks they could defer some of the money on his five-year deal if they...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019 file photo Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta hits against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks have finalized a $22 million, three-year contract with Peralta that runs through 2022, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, file)

David Peralta, D-backs finalize 3-year, $22 million deal

Jan. 14, 2020 5:49 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $22 million, three-year deal through 2022 that will keep the outfielder with the organization that signed him out of an independent league nearly seven years ago. The 2019 Gold Glove Award winner in left field avoided his final year...