There's guys out there. There's possible moves that could be made. There's waiver wire people, so before we completely lock in to something, we want to make sure this is the group we're going to have. I think trades are always in play, aren't they? This is a time to get guys who are out of options sometimes. - Chip Hale
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As part of the deal, the D-backs will also pay about half of the $12 million owed to Cahill this season. Cahill, 27, had an up-and-down career with the D-backs since being acquired from the Oakland A's prior to the 2012 season. That year, he went 13-12 with a 3.78 ERA. Since then, though, he has struggled, and in 2014 bottomed out with a 3-12 record and a 5.61 ERA.
The Atlanta Braves made a move to shore up their starting rotation on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Trevor Cahill and cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Atlanta Braves improved their rotation on Thursday, acquiring former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Cahill in a trade.
The Braves have acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill and cash considerations from the Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Josh Elander, the teams announced Thursday.
Other Diamondback News
There are a lot of Arizona Diamondbacks fans who cannot wait to see Archie Bradley take the mound in a big league game.
Bradley, one of the team's top prospects pretty much since being drafted seventh overall in 2011 out of high school, projects to be a top-of-the-rotation starter, and there is a belief that the 22-year-old is ready to make the jump to the majors.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs with a pair of doubles, Tuffy Gosewich had four hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Jose Quintana, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-2 Thursday.
On Opening Day Monday, Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb will step into the batter's box to the tune of Flo Rida's "Going Down for Real."
Position battles are still being waged at Arizona Diamondbacks camp as Opening Day looms, but manager Chip Hale seems to have his made up his mind about his outfield.