PHOENIX -- With a back-handed diving stop and throw down the third-base line on Friday, D-backs third baseman Ryan Roberts earned himself a spot on ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays.
"I didn't get to see it," he admitted. "My dad saw it and he told me, and my buddy texted me."
Roberts was getting the feel of a new glove on Saturday, one given to him by D-backs third-base coach Matt Williams a day earlier.
"It feels awesome," he said. "It's honestly one of the best gloves I've ever put on."
Williams broke in the glove throughout Spring Training, and passed it on to Roberts after the 30-year-old inquired about the model number for a new web.
"He ended up saying, 'Why don't you use it, check it out,'" Roberts said. "I used it today, and he said I could have it if I wanted. It worked out perfect."
But Roberts doesn't have any immediate plans to ditch his current glove just yet.
"I've used it going on three years now," he said. "The comfort level I have with that, I can't trade gloves just yet."
Door opens for Miranda at first
PHOENIX -- D-backs first baseman Juan Miranda is finally getting his time to shine.
With Saturday's release of Russell Branyan, the team's three-man rotation at first base has cleared up, giving the 28-year-old Miranda his first look at consistent playing time.
"It feels better to get more of a chance to play now," Miranda said.
In 75 at-bats this season, Miranda is hitting .253, with two home runs and six RBI. Xavier Nady will back him up.
"It's difficult sometimes to play one game and then sit two games," he said. "It's difficult to get in a rhythm."
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said that the team looked at both the present and future when reaching its decision to release Branyan.
"Ultimately, we thought we were going to watch [Juan] play and let him get more reps," he said. "He's never really had an opportunity in the big leagues to play much."
Miranda was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2006, before being traded to the D-backs last offseason. He has 158 Major League at-bats over four years.
He recorded a career-high three hits in Thursday night's win over the Braves.
"I think it's good to get an opportunity to get into the game every day," he said.
Galarraga outrighted to Triple-A Reno
PHOENIX -- Starting pitcher Armando Galarraga cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.
The team designated the right-hander for assignment after Tuesday's game. He has a 5.91 ERA in eight starts this season.
The move takes Galarraga off the team's 40-man roster, but the 29-year-old will continue to receive his $2.3 million salary for this season.
As a veteran, Galarraga had the right to decline the outright assignment and become a free agent. However, had he chosen to do so, the D-backs would no longer have owed him the balance of his salary.
In five big league seasons, Galarraga has a career record of 26-30 with a 4.69 ERA. He is best remembered for his near-perfect game in 2010 as a member of the Detroit Tigers.
Anthony Fenech is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.