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Arizona Diamondbacks: Jarrod Dyson could be a nice addition

By Joseph Jacquez
Jarrod Dyson Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jarrod Dyson Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Center fielder Jarrod Dyson (1) – Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Center fielder Jarrod Dyson (1) – Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Hazen, general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is looking to add a left-handed bat. Jarrod Dyson might fit the bill.

Jarrod Dyson, the speedster for the Kansas City Royals might be the answer for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their search for a left-handed bat.

Arizona is already making improvements to the roster. Last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent, veteran reliever Fernando Rodney to a one-year contract.

General Manager Mike Hazen indicated he is content with the current roster, according to Fansrag.com.

"“Very comfortable with the group we have right now. I still think we need to add depth to the bullpen. We’d love to get a little more left-handed overall, for the short and long-term, and continue to build competition in various spots.”"

The new front office wants to contend this season and is likely not done making moves. Adding one or two more pieces to the bullpen and acquiring a left-handed bat will help.

Acquiring a corner outfielder that bats from the left side would be an efficient way to fill two needs at once. There are options on the free agent market, including Colby Rasmus.

Fruitful trade options also exist.  The Diamondbacks have an excess of starting pitchers and will listen to offers. Right-hander Shelby Miller and left-hander Patrick Corbin are the most likely candidates.

However, the Diamondbacks asking price is reportedly high and that could entice teams to look elsewhere. Arizona is reportedly looking to add a third catcher, and that could be part of a package for Miller or Corbin.

The Kansas City Royals are looking for starting pitching depth and have plenty of outfielders. This makes the Royals and Diamondbacks logical trade partners.

General Manager Dayton Moore seems willing to move the speedy outfielder Jarrod Dyson and a package could come together involving Dyson and Corbin.