Diamondbacks break spring training camp in Tucson; take an 11-21 Cactus League record into final 2 gamesPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have just two more games left before ending spring training.
That might be a blessing considering they have an 11-21 record in the Cactus League after yesterday's 7-4 loss in Tucson to the Colorado Rockies.
The D-backs host the Chicago White Sox tonight and tomorrow afternoon at Chase Field in Phoenix before opening the season Monday by hosting Colorado.
Arizona broke its spring training camp by giving up seven more runs and 10 hits to compound a National League worst 6.71 ERA.
D-backs ace Brandon Webb had a 5.82 ERA, giving up 11 runs in 17 innings.
Arizona used minor league pitchers against the Rockies with Tony Barnette starting and going three innings, giving up three hits and four runs, while striking out four and walking one.
Also yesterday, the D-backs traded right-handed pitcher Brooks Brown to Detroit for catcher James Skelton.
The Diamondbacks sent Skelton to Double-A Mobile after he hit .150 with four runs scored, a double and one RBI this spring.
Brown, a non-roster invitee, had a 20.25 ERA with six earned runs in four games.
Infielders Josh Wilson, Ryan Roberts and Josh Whitesell continue to compete for Arizona's final roster spot.