Jesse Sanchez has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2001 and has covered Major League Baseball for 12 years.
|The D-backs entered the regular season with high expectations, but the first month of 2016 provided challenges few could have anticipated.
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|The Arizona Diamondbacks have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Zac Curtis from Class A Advanced Visalia and designated left-hander Keith Hessler for assignment, D-backs senior vice president and general manager Dave Stewart announced Saturday.
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|There was plenty of foul play in the press box at Chase Field on Friday night. Late in the game between the Rockies and the D-backs, a foul ball made its way toward the press box behind home plate. While most reporters scattered, one man, D-backs.com reporter Steve Gilbert, rose to the occasion.
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|On Friday, Trevor Story hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning, his 10th of the season, to give the Rockies a 4-0 lead. The homer tied the MLB rookie record for home runs in April set by White Sox slugger Jose Abreu in 2014.
More» Story ties record with two-run homer|
|The Rockies reinstated outfielder Charlie Blackmon from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Brandon Barnes to Triple-A Albuquerque before Friday night's game against the D-backs.
More»SD@COL Blackmon scores Wolters on a force in the 5th|
|Injured reliever Jason Motte will accompany the Rockies during the upcoming road trip that started Friday in Arizona, but there is no timetable for his return from the disabled list.
More»Motte, McGee could be key to improvement in 2016|
|You won't catch D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt staring at the video board above center field at Chase Field during games.
More» Ahmed smacks an RBI single to center|
|An eventful Spring Training is over for Madison Bumgarner and he can finally focus on the regular season.
More» MadBum is one of the most consistent SPs|
|Standing outside Estadio Latinoamericano, only a few feet from the airport-bound bus that would lead him out of his homeland, Dayron Varona signed countless autographs and posed for numerous pictures.
More» Varona talks about playing baseball in Cuba|
|Matt Moore's glove is going to the White House. If Chris Archer is lucky, he'll get a member of President Barack Obama's family to respond to him on Twitter.
More» Cash, Moore on historic game against Cuba|
|On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made history. The two dignitaries exchanged pleasantries, joined the packed stadium for a moment of silence for the victims in Tuesday's tragic terrorist attack in Belgium, and took in a ballgame between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team at iconic Estadio Latinoamericano, Havana's most famous stadium, as the world watched. No sitting U.S. president has visited Cuba since Calvin Coolidge 88 years ago, and the significance of this moment was lost on no one.
More» Historic exhibition in Cuba for MLB, Rays|
|Welcome back to Cuba, where America's national pastime and Cuba's national passion will come together for two days for the exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team on Tuesday at Estadio Latinoamericano.
More»Manfred, Clark excited for MLB's trip to Cuba, future|
|The U.S. Department of Treasury announced new amendments to sanctions against Cuba that could allow MLB teams to begin signing players directly from the island.
More»Jesse Sanchez discusses Rays' trip to Cuba|
|Wily Peralta changed up the program on Monday against the Dodgers, and he was once again pleased with the results -- despite the final stat line.
|Orlando Arcia will spend the rest of Spring Training in Minor League camp, but there were no signs of disappointment on the 21-year-old's face Monday. It's not a matter of if Arcia will be back in a big league clubhouse, but when, and the young man from Venezuela knows it.
More» Arcia puts Brewers on top with a solo shot|
|The Brewers trimmed their Spring Training roster on Monday, when they optioned six players to the Minor Leagues and reassigned four prospects to their Minor League camp.
More»Brewers prospects among latest roster cuts|
|Indians infielder Erik Gonzalez is a natural shortstop and he loves the position, but smart enough to see the writing on the wall, on the website, in the clubhouse and pretty much anywhere a depth chart could be written.
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|Cody Anderson's plan against the Rockies on Friday afternoon was a simple one: attack the strike zone with fastballs. Mission accomplished.
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|The two-time World Series champ Juan Uribe could end up being a crucial part of the Indians' clubhouse like he has been in almost every one of his previous six stops in the big leagues.
More» Uribe records first spring hit with Indians|
|Michael Brantley, who had right shoulder surgery last November, took batting practice on the field with his teammates for the first time this spring Friday.
More»Committed Brantley is flying through his recovery|