The Dbacks were apparently not pleased with Wade Miley’s conditioning

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Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that there had been some strife between Wade Miley and the Arizona Diamondbacks regarding his conditioning and preparation prior to his being traded to the Boston Red Sox.

While noting that the Dbacks never intended to make this public, thus it’s not a case where the team is trying to bury a guy as he leaves, he does note the disagreement that talked to Miley about it, who is not exactly pleased:

Miley thinks it stems back to disagreements he had in the past with the team’s training staff, which he felt had a tendency to go overboard in its insistence on a healthy diet for players.

Miley doesn’t think there is anything wrong with his diet and believes his work ethic is where it needs to be.

Interesting.

This should all be in the past, now, as no one ever gets on players about their diet and stuff in Boston.

Video: Cole Tucker’s first MLB hit is two-run homer

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Pirates prospect shortstop Cole Tucker stepped up for an injured Erik González on Saturday and wasted little time proving that he was ready to shoulder major-league responsibilities. After starting the game 0-for-2, Tucker pounced on Derek Holland‘s 2-2 sinker and sent it out to center field for a two-run shot in the fifth inning.

Following the tie-breaking blast, Tucker responded to cheers from the crowd with… perhaps a little more ceremony than the occasion required. He was the second of the Pirates’ prospects to record his first major-league hit during the game, as outfielder Bryan Reynolds also hit a single off of Holland in the fourth.

Jung Ho Kang struck out to end the inning, after which a rain delay was called. The Pirates currently lead the Giants 3-1.