|With KRQE.com's commenting system, you don't need to register. You can login with an existing Facebook, Yahoo!, Google, or Twitter account and more.|
Updated: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 2:31 AM MST
Published : Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 2:31 AM MST
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenseman David Schlemko to a two-year contract extension. General manager Don Maloney announced the deal yesterday. The 25-year-old Schlemko has been sidelined since Feb. 4 with a shoulder injury. He has two assists in nine games this season and ranks second on the team with 26 blocked shots. Schlemko was first signed by the Coyotes as a free agent in 2007. He has 118 career NHL games, six goals, 27 assists and 44 penalty minutes.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Billy Butler doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice yesterday, leading the Kansas City Royals in a 16-4 romp of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Non-roster invitee Max Ramirez hit a grand slam and Adam Moore followed with a monstrous drive to left for his second home run in five spring at-bats. Diamondbacks starter Randall Delgado, acquired from Atlanta in the Justin Upton trade on Jan. 24, gave up five runs on six hits in the first inning. Arizona also committed two errors.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Ian Kennedy has been selected as the Arizona Diamondbacks' opening-day starter. Manager Kirk Gibson made the announcement yesterday. He also says the right-hander will be followed in the rotation by righty Trevor Cahill, left-hander Wade Miley and free-agent signee Brandon McCarthy. Arizona opens the seasons on April 1 at home against the St. Louis Cardinals. Kennedy was 15-12 with a 4.02 ERA last year after winning 21 games in 2011. He joins Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling and Brandon Webb as the only Dbacks to have back-to-back 15-win seasons. Cahill was 13-12 with a 3.78 ERA last year.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT'-skee) hit a two-run single off Texas starting candidate Justin Grimm and the Colorado Rockies went on to a 9-1 win over the Rangers yesterday. Martin Perez, like Grimm among several candidates for the No. 5 spot in the Rangers' rotation, started for Texas and retired all six batters he faced. The left-hander struck out two. Tulowitzki is 2 for 4 with three RBIs in two spring games. A left groin injury limited him to 47 games all of last season.