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Steve Keim, Bruce Arians Make A D-Backs Trip

Coach, GM visit baseball team's spring training facility



Bruce Arians and Steve Keim took part in spring training Tuesday.

The coach and general manager of the Cardinals weren't about to take any swings in the batting cage, but they did visit the Diamondbacks facility at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale to talk to new manager Chip Hale and get a sense of how the D-backs run their operation.

In turn, Arians spoke to the Diamondback players, talking about how the Cardinals overcame their injuries to have a successful 2014 and how they could rise above expectations themselves.

"It was amazing to sit in the coaches room and listen to hall of famers talk about fundamentals," Arians said. "No matter what the sport is, when you have guys with rings and they talk about different things, having two strikes, attacking the plate … I am a baseball player at heart, listening to those guys and then having the opportunity to address those guys, it was awesome."

The Diamondbacks were preparing for their first spring training game, taking on Arizona State University's baseball team.

"Anytime you look at different styles of management, whether it is Tony LaRussa and Dave Stewart or Chip Hale, as long as you are humble and open-minded, you can always learn from different people," Keim said.

Coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim talk with the Diamondbacks and manager Chip Hale at spring training


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