"The truth is we did not know what Touki's value would be if we shopped him. There is a lot of speculation on that. People are assuming it would have been better, but we don't know. It's tough to say we could have gotten more. He was drafted at No. 16, given ($2.7) million. In my opinion, that's his value."
- Dave Stewart
The San Diego Padres capitalized on three Diamondbacks miscues and used their speed to manufacture runs on Friday night, defeating Arizona 4-2 at Petco Park in the opening game of a three-game series.
D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley will have his shoulder examined by noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews as the team tries to get to the bottom of the discomfort he experienced during a rehab start Wednesday night.
The Diamondbacks have been criticized by many in the baseball industry for not getting enough in return for Toussaint, who was traded, essentially, for $10 million in salary relief. In the interview, Stewart downplayed Toussaint's value, adding that he isn't sure what the pitcher's worth would be on the market.
D-backs starter Jeremy Hellickson nearly pitched seven innings for the first time this season last Sunday against the Padres. The right-hander will have a chance to go deep against them again Saturday, when the D-backs take on Andrew Cashner and the Padres in the second game of the three-game set in San Diego.