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KT was right all along about Didi!

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"This is a kid, a left-handed guy, that's a power pitcher. They're hard to find these days so we're excited to have him. Whether he starts in the rotation, we'll wait and see, but he's got some big league time and was highly sought after, so we're excited to have a power lefty."

- Chip Hale on Robbie Ray

"We'll certainly be busy at the winter meetings. I think we'll be active. I don't know if we'll get anything done, we will certainly try because we're still looking for ways to improve the ballclub. We're having lots of talks with lots of teams."

- Derrick Hall

Daily D'backs

D-backs trade Didi to get power lefty Ray - dbacks.com

The D-backs continued their quest to build pitching depth as they acquired left-hander Robbie Ray and Minor League infielder Domingo Leyba from the Tigers for shortstop Didi Gregorius.

McManaman: Didi Gregorius' stint as Derek Jeter's replacement won't last long - azcentral.com

Didi Gregorius was doomed from the moment he was traded to the Diamondbacks two years ago. That's when then-General Manager Kevin Towers had this to say about the slick-fielding infielder from the Netherlands: "When I first saw him, he reminded me of a young Derek Jeter."

Report: Arizona Diamondbacks looked to trade Miguel Montero to Dodgers - Arizona Sports 620

A FoxSports.com report says the Arizona Diamondbacks shopped longtime catcher Miguel Montero to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but negotiations ultimately fell apart. According to the report, the D-backs were seeking outfielder Andre Ethier in exchange for Montero, who is owed $40 million over the next three years.

Arizona Diamondbacks ready to continue busy offseason - azcentral.com

It's already been a busy offseason for the Diamondbacks. Their front office has been remade. They hired a new manager. They are on the verge of finalizing the largest contract in franchise history. They bolstered their rotation with a veteran right-hander and a young, hard-throwing lefty. But with baseball's winter meetings set to begin this week in San Diego, the Diamondbacks seem far from finished with their roster restructuring.

D-backs name Deric Ladnier scouting director - Fox Sports Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday announced Deric Ladnier as scouting director. Ladnier will report to D-backs Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations De Jon Watson. The two once were teammates in the minor leagues. Ladnier, 50, replaces Ray Montgomery, who earlier this offseason left the team to join the Milwaukee Brewers front office.

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