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Diamondbacks Acquire Jon Jay

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder John Jay from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league pitches Gabe Speier and Elvis Luciano.

In a corresponding move, infielder Kristopher Negron has been designated for assignment.

The D-backs are taking on the remainder of Jay’s salary and will be financially responsible for any of the $1.5MM worth of incentives he unlocks, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Jay, who inked a one-year deal with Kansas City, is hitting .307/.363/.374 with a homer, nine doubles, two triples and three steals on the season thus far.

 

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Diamondbacks Exercise Option on Paul Goldschmidt

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have exercised the club option on first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, according to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert.

With the option, Goldschmidt will earn $14.5 million in lieu of a $2 million buyout.

Goldschmidt posted a slash line of .290/.389/.533 to go along with 33 home runs during the 2018 season.

 

 

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Diamondbacks Acquire Patrick Kivlehan

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired utilityman Patrick Kivlehan from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations, according to an announcement from the team.

To create room on the 40-man roster, Arizona shifted outfielder Jarrod Dyson to the 60-day DL.

Kivlehan, 28, has had a solid season in Triple A, posting a .314/.372/.588 slashline with twenty home runs.

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Diamondbacks To Re-Sign Randall Delgado

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are re-signing right handed pitcher Randall Delgado on a minor league contract, according to the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro.

Delgado was designated for assignment back in July and he has missed a big chunk of the 2018 season while recovering from an oblique injury that initially placed him on the 60-day disabled list, preventing him from officially starting his season until July.

A dip in velocity was noticed when Delgado returned, but he has a history of solid bullpen work with the Dbacks.

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