The trading merry-go-round continues as we near the deadline at 1pm Arizona time. Here is what we know so far:
Chad Qualls is gone. He has been traded to the Tampa Rays. The hard part of getting rid of Qualls was his salary. Many teams were looking for the Dbacks to pay his salary. Tampa has agreed to pay his salary for the rest of the season. Personally I think he’s pitched worth a bag of peanuts. Maybe a change of scenery will do him well.
Chris Snyder is gone. He was traded after league approval, to the Pittsburgh Pirates. D.J. Carrasco, Bobby Crosby, and Ryan Church are the players the Dbacks will get in return.
No word this morning on movement of Kelly Johnson. Rumors were hot late last night they were looking at a deal with the Cubs, but nothing has come to fruition on that, at least not yet. I would not be surprised to see the Dbacks hold on to him. If they do, hopefully they can get him signed to a new contract in the off-season.