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SnakeBytes 6/21: As if losing was bad enough

Not only did the D"backs lose 8-1 to the Padres, but they also made possibly one of the worse trades in the clubs history. Oh, and Happy Fathers day everyone!

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"In order to move the contract, Touki had to become a part of it. For what we're trying to do, the money is definitely important. We've said we're going to try to do what we can to promote our young pitching, but also have some savings so we can have the opportunity to do things at a later date."

- Dave Stewart

Touki Trade

Braves Acquire Bronson Arroyo, Touki Toussaint - mlbtraderumors

D-backs trade Arroyo, Toussaint to Braves -

The D-backs announced on Saturday that they have traded right-handed pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint to the Braves for infielder Phil Gosselin.

Arizona Diamondbacks trade highly-touted prospect Touki Toussaint to Atlanta - Arizona Sports 620

Toussaint is ranked as the organization's fifth-best prospect according to Baseball America and was the D-backs' first round pick in last year's MLB draft. In seven starts with Class A Kane County, Toussaint has posted a 3.69 ERA, but had reportedly been battling command issues.

Daily D'backs

Padres' four-hitter stymies another D-backs' attempt at .500 - Fox Sports Arizona

Tyson Ross threw a four-hitter in his third career complete game and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Saturday night.

D'backs loss BTN - Arizona Sports 620

Ziegler joins elite company with 500th outing -

Ziegler did, however, join the company of some of the greatest closers of all-time with his 500th appearance on Friday night. Among pitchers with at least that many career outings, Ziegler's 2.49 ERA ranks eighth

Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas' injury not serious -

Hale does not anticipate Tomas needing any time on the disabled list. Tomas punted questions on how long he expects to be out to the team's trainers, who are unavailable to the media by Major League Baseball rules, but did say he had a similar injury when he was in the Dominican Republic after defecting, and it wasn't serious.

Around Baseball

Max Scherzer throws no-hitter after hit-by-pitch spoils perfect game -

MLB cancels more than 60 million All-Star votes -

Major League Baseball says it has canceled more than 60 million votes for next month’s All-Star Game, citing a fear of improper voting.