Diamondbacks News

NL West Updates

By Scott Allen

We know how busy the Arizona Diamondbacks have been the past few weeks overhauling their roster, but the other teams in the NL West have been just as busy.  Today, the San Diego Padres welcomed a familiar face back to the division.

The Padres signed Orlando Hudson, O-Dog as we have come to know him, to a two-year contract on Monday.  I applaud the move.  It will be nice to see O-Dog close up in action again this season, even if it is for another team.  They also traded for SS Jason Bartlett on Monday.

The pitching rich San Francisco Giants signed Guillermo Mota to a minor league contract on Monday.  We all know what their starting pitching can do.

Since the signings of catcher Henry Blanco and outfielder Xavier Nady last week, the D’backs have been quiet the past few days.  I wouldn’t expect to see much more news between now and Christmas.