(12/29/2009) The Nationals have agreed with infielder Eric Bruntlett and first baseman Josh Whitesell on minor league contracts for 2010. Both players received invitations to major league spring training. The 31-year-old Bruntlett played the past two seasons with the Phillies and was part of their 2008 World Series championship team. He hit .171 in 72 games for Philadelphia last season and has a .231 career average with 11 homers and 72 RBI over seven seasons with the Phillies and Houston. The 27-year-old Whitesell hit .194 in 46 games with Arizona last season. He played in seven games for the Diamondbacks in 2008, his first season in the majors. Whitesell was drafted by the Nationals organization in 2003, when it was still the Montreal Expos.
(8/22/2009) The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Brandon Allen from Triple-A Reno on Saturday. To make room on the roster, the Diamondbacks optioned infielder Josh Whitesell to their top farm team.
Whitesell drives in two runs
(8/12/2009) Arizona 1B Josh Whitesell went 2 for 4 on Wednesday in a loss to the Mets. Whitesell singled twice and drove in two runs. He added a walk and is batting .204 for the year.
Whitesell hits first 2009 HR
(8/7/2009) Diamondbacks 1B Josh Whitesell hit a long homer into the upper deck in right field at the Nationals' home stadium Friday for his first of the season. It ended up being his only hit in three at-bats. He also scored twice and walked once.
(6/19/2009) The Diamondbacks have activated Tony Clark from the disabled list after the veteran infielder missed 41 games with a sprained hand. Clark was in the lineup at first base and batting sixth for Friday night's game at Seattle. He turned 37 while he was on a seven-game rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Reno. Arizona optioned infielder Josh Whitesell to Reno to make roster room for Clark.
Whitesell hits safely in 6 of 7
(6/18/2009) Diamondbacks 1B Josh Whitesell had one single, one RBI and one run in four at-bats Wednesday against the Royals. He also walked once and struck out two. Whitesell has hit safely in six of his last seven games. He is 8 for 23 (.348) with no homers and seven RBI in that span. He has also walked seven times.
(5/20/2009) After Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Arizona optioned INF Josh Whitesell to Triple-A Reno and recalled LHP Doug Slaten.
Whitesell not full-time starter yet
(5/10/2009) The Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks 1B Josh Whitesell, who started for the fourth consecutive game Saturday, has not been named the full-time starter over Chad A. Tracy just yet. "To name a starter, I don't think that's fair to either Whitesell or Tracy at this point," manager A.J. Hinch said. "I believe in both of them, and we're going to use both of them. We'll evaluate it based on a lot of different things, certainly matchups and when they start to catch their rhythm. And we'll play the hot hand."
Whitesell to start for Arizona
(5/7/2009) According to MLB.com, Arizona 1B Josh Whitesell has been called up from Triple-A Reno to take over for the struggling Chad Tracy at first base. Whitesell was hitting .356 so far this season in Triple-A with three homers and 20 RBI. Tracy on the other hand was hitting .221 on the season with two homers and nine RBI. In his last 12 games, Tracy was hitting .150. Whitsell made his season debut on Wednesday against the Padres and went 0-for-2 from the plate with a strikeout but drew two walks. Tony Clark was sent to the DL to make room for Whitesell.
Whitesell recalled by D-Backs
(5/7/2009) Diamondbacks 1B prospect Josh Whitesell was called up to replace Tony Clark (sore wrist) on the D-Backs roster Wednesday night.
Whitesell tearing up Triple-A again
(5/6/2009) The Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks 1B prospect Josh Whitesell, who had a great second half in Triple-A last season, is hitting .345 with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, a .471 on-base and a .548 slugging so far in 2009.
Whitesell gets sent down by D-Backs
(4/5/2009) The Arizona Diamondbacks sent 1B Josh Whitesell to the minor leagues Sunday.
(3/30/2009) Arizona 1B Josh Whitesell smashed a two-run home run in the fourth inning against Colorado SP Jason Marquis on Monday. Whitesell hit his third homer of the spring and finished 1-for-3 with a walk. He's hitting .319 on the spring.
Whitesell superb for D-Backs
(3/14/2009) Arizona 1B Josh Whitesell went 2-for-4 on Saturday in an 11-3 win over the Royals. Whitesell homered in the game as he drove in three runs. He's batting .308 on the spring and has already hit two spring homers and has nine RBI.
Whitesell hits first career homer
(9/21/2008) Diamondbacks 1B Josh Whitesell hit his first major-league homer in the ninth inning Sunday at Colorado, a solo shot to deep right-center. He was making a pinch-hit appearance.
Whitesell has eventful first start
(9/16/2008) Diamondbacks 1B Josh Whitesell made his first career start and provided one of the season's stranger plays. Pablo Sandoval hit a grounder to third and Mark Reynolds' throw across the diamond drifted to the home-plate side of first. Whitesell made no move to stop Reynolds' throw from going into the Giants dugout but did slap Sandoval in the stomach with his glove as he crossed the first-base bag, leaving the Giants first baseman sprawled in the dirt. Reynolds was charged with the error on the play, his 31st. Whitesell recorded his first career hit in the seventh, a bloop single into center off the fists.
Diamondbacks promote six players
(9/2/2008) The Diamondbacks expanded their roster on Tuesday, recalling six players, including three pitchers. Right-handers Billy Buckner and Leo Rosales joined left-hander Doug Slaten as roster additions. All three spent time with the Diamondbacks earlier this season. Arizona also added infielders Jamie D'Antona and Josh Whitesell and outfielder Alex Romero. D'Antona and Romero were with the Diamondbacks earlier, but Whitesell is in the majors for the first time. He batted .328 for Tucson with 86 runs scored, 36 doubles and 26 home runs. He was second in the Pacific Coast League with 110 RBI.