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Nick Ahmed batting for the Giants
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Giants Designate Veteran Shortstop Nick Ahmed for Assignment

Giants Designate Nick Ahmed for Assignment The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday afternoon that they are cutting ties with shortstop Nick Ahmed. The 34-year-old infielder inked a minor league deal during spring training. Ahmed made the Opening Day roster, replacing longtime Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. Similar to Crawford, Ahmed’s value comes in the field. Ahmed […]

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Shortstop Nick Ahmed slapping fives with teammates before a 2023 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ahmed, the longest-tenured player in franchise history, was designated for assignment Wednesday afternoon.
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The Nick Ahmed Departure Shows the Downside of the Business of Baseball

Releasing Nick Ahmed Shows the Downside of Baseball When this reporter covered his first Major League Baseball game on June 24, 2019, a veteran reporter gave him some sage advice. “Baseball is about people,” the veteran stated. “It’s a game, yes — but it’s a game played by people.” One of the people this reporter […]

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The Diamondbacks celebrating their walk-off win over the Rangers
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Diamondbacks Rally Twice, Top Rangers in Extra-inning Thriller

Diamondbacks 4, Rangers 3 (11 innings) PHOENIX, Aug. 21 — A pair of rallies, one with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the other with two outs in the bottom of the 11th, saw the Arizona Diamondbacks snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in a thrilling 4–3 victory over the Texas […]

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Christian Walker of the Diamondbacks rounding the bases after hitting the go-ahead homer against the Rockies
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Diamondbacks Outslug Rockies for Seesaw Win, Capture Second Series in a Row

Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 7 DENVER, Aug 16 — Monday night, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black said of Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker, “If you make mistakes, he can make you pay. If you make pitches, like all hitters, you can get him out. But if you make a mistake, he’s dangerous, man.” Wednesday afternoon […]

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Yu Darvish of the San Diego Padres throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Padres Beat Diamondbacks behind Yu Darvish

Padres 7, Diamondbacks 5 PHOENIX, Apr. 23 — The San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7–5, Sunday afternoon in front of 23,655 fans with a closed roof at Chase Field. Yu Darvish with his breaking ball and splitter working did just enough to get the win. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up one […]

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Trent Grisham of the Padres batting against the Diamondbacks
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Grisham Leads Padres Past Diamondbacks in Tatis’ Return; Costly Error the Key

Padres 7, Diamondbacks 5 PHOENIX, Apr. 20 — Trent Grisham went 2-for-3 with two doubles, four RBI, a walk, and a run-saving diving catch to lead the San Diego Padres — who scored the two go-ahead runs after a costly error — past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7–5, in Fernando Tatis Jr.’s return to the majors […]

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Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks in a rundown against the Cardinals
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Diamondbacks Clip Cardinals in Wild One; Ahmed Golfs Double on Bounced Pitch

Diamondbacks 8, Cardinals 7 ST. LOUIS, Apr. 18 — A wild evening at Busch Stadium, one that included a two-run Nick Ahmed double on a pitch that bounced, culminated in an 8–7 victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night. In the process, they overcame a two-homer game by Cardinals catcher […]

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Zac Gallen pitches in the Diamondbacks win over the Marlins.
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Gallen Terrific as Diamondbacks Blank Marlins, Avoid Sweep

Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 0 MIAMI, Apr. 16 — Zac Gallen did not allow a baserunner until the fifth inning, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out seven to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5–0 victory over the Miami Marlins in front of 15,314 Sunday afternoon. Corbin Carroll went 2-fo-4 with a homer, […]

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