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Snake Bytes: Diamondbacks Trade Four, Acquire Jose Fernandez

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Well, that escalated quickly, just when the pitching situation for 2015 looked like it couldn't get any stranger, the Diamondbacks move Archie Bradley and three others for recovering Miami hurler Jose Fernandez. Okay, maybe not. Here are your bytes for April 1, 2015.

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Yesterday

Diamondbacks 8, Rangers 7 - Walking It Off

The Diamondbacks and Rangers combined for 27 hits, including a first inning home run by Paul Goldschmidt and a walk-off single by Gerald Laird.

Spring Wrap-up

Bradley Open to Bullpen Role

The Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley remains in camp despite having lost out on his bid to win the final slot in the starting rotation. He remains a candidate for the final spot in the bullpen as a third long reliever though.

Related: Diamondbacks Considering Going Retro with Bradley

There are plenty of high profile starters that began their careers in the bullpen. Archie Bradley may be joining that list.

Hudson Happy to Pitch ‘Wherever' for Now

With the limitations placed on his workload for 2015, Daniel Hudson will work as a long reliever rather than as a starter.

Laird Paid Bonus - Backup Catcher Still to be Named

Gerald Laird received the Article XX(B) bonus of $100,000, but was not reassigned to minor league camp as he remains in the mix with Blake Lalli and Jordan Pacheco for the role of backup catcher.

Other Diamondback Notes

Hot Start Key to Success in 2015

The Diamondbacks hope that they can ride a hot start to success in 2015 the same way they found the season all but over after starting the 2014 campaign with a 8-22 record.

Hale, Mattingly Meet - Feud is Over

With all the bad blood that has built up over the past few years between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks, including a pair of hit by pitches last Monday, managers Chip Hale and Don Mattingly met and declared the hatchet buried.

Around MLB

Average MLB Salary tops $4MM for First Time

2015 will see a new record for average annual salaries among major league baseball players.

John Axford's Son, 2, Recovering and Stable After Rattlesnake Bite

Doctor's remain hopeful that young Jameson will be able to keep foot.