Oct 12, 2012, 10:47 AM EST
When the Diamondbacks signed Jason Kubel to a two-year, $16 million contract last offseason there were lots of questions about how he fit in an outfield that already had Chris Young, Justin Upton and Gerardo Parra.
It turned out that Parra was mostly the odd man out, starting a total of just 90 games one year after hitting .292 and winning a Gold Glove award. And now, not surprisingly, general manager Kevin Towers told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that the Diamondbacks are thinking about trading either Kubel or Parra.
It’ll likely come down to whether Towers value Parra’s defense or Kubel’s power, although the decision may ultimately hinge on which player could bring back more in a trade as the Diamondbacks look for infield help. Piecoro notes that trading Young is also an option because of Parra’s ability to play center field if needed and prospect Adam Eaton‘s long-term presence.
Whatever the case, don’t expect another outfield logjam in Arizona next season.
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