D-backs dealing?

It’s already been an active month in Arizona.

On Sunday, the D-backs traded infielder Felipe Lopez to the Brewers for a pair of Minor League players. Earlier in the month, the club traded reliever Tony Pena to the White Sox for a Minor League prospect.

Are there more trades to come?

“I don’t know. As always, a lot of discussion. We have an idea of what it would require for us to make additional trades,” D-backs GM Josh Byrnes told The Arizona Republic. “If we don’t feel like we’re getting that value, we’re not going to make the trade. The two we have made” — Tony Pena to Chicago being the other — “have made sense to us and we obviously want to continue to play well the rest of this year and with now three prospects we’ve added have a little bit of momentum and some additional talent into the next year and beyond.”

According to MLB Fanhouse, the Phillies sent scouts to St. Louis this weekend to check out D-backs closer Chad Qualls. The 30-year-old righty makes $2.5 million this year and won’t be a free agent until after next season. He has 17 saves with 33 strikeouts and five walks.



— Jesse Sanchez


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