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D’Backs talking trade for Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez

Jul 24, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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The Diamondbacks entered Sunday’s action with a healthy 54-47 record, but they’re four games behind the Giants in the National League West and five games back of the Braves in the Wild Card race.

To remain competitive, the D’Backs need to make a high-impact move at this year’s trade deadline. And it appears they might be poised to do just that.

According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, the Diamondbacks have “talked” with the Astros about the availability of left-hander Wandy Rodriguez and what it might take to get him to the desert.

Rodriguez, 32, has registered a decent 3.60 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 18 starts this season, with 100 strikeouts and only 37 walks in 115 innings. He’s owed $10 million in 2012 and $13 million in 2013.

  1. cur68 - Jul 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Gonna cost the D-backs some talent for that little move. Maybe not a bad idea for the ‘Stros to move him? Not like they’re going to be competitive any time soon and they might as well try and get some talent for a guy who’ll be too old to be much good by the time the “Stros do, if ever, get competitive.

    Hey Drew, sorry about getting off topic here but is someone new selecting photos for the articles for you, DJ and Mathew lately? Some really nice photography lately.

  2. bloodysock - Jul 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    The D-Backs would have been better off having kept Dan Harena nd not trading him last season.

  3. azjohnny - Jul 25, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    they got Ian Kennedy in the Haren trade. Kennedy is the ace of the staff

  4. chaser1112 - Jul 27, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Actually we got Kennedy from the Yankees in the three team trade in 09. We got our best minor league pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs in the haren trade.

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