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I know I write about baseball for a living, but I am convinced that the Major League Baseball home run is the most awe-inspiring event that happens routinely in any sport. To hit a home run, a human being must (1) correctly identify the trajectory of a 2.9-inch-diameter spherical object traveling at nearly 100 MPH, (2) ensure that the bat…...

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The Diamondbacks designated Stone Garrett for assignment on a busy day of roster moves in advance of the Rule 5 draft.

The fact that the Diamondbacks made nine roster moves before Tuesday’s MLB roster protection deadline might appear as nothing more than basic roster housekeeping. But the fact that they made any moves at all speaks to how far the franchise has come. The need to make difficult decisions about which players to protect from the Rule 5 draft is a sign of a healthy farm system. It means that the Diamondbacks are flush with desirable prospects. That doesn’t mean hard decisions aren’t hard, though, and there is no doubt that designating outfielder Stone Garrett for assignment was among them. The D-backs outfielder slashed .276/.309/.539 in 84 plate appearances in 2022. In addition to being one of the best stories in…

Jordan Luplow hits a grand slam in game two of the 2021 ALDS.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder/first baseman Jordan Luplow from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league infielder Ronny Simon. As part of the deal, the D-backs designated pitcher Brett de Geus for assignment. Luplow slashed .202/.326/.454 in 2021 with 11 homers, eight doubles and 28 RBI over 62 games with the Cleveland Guardians and Tampa Bay Rays....

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