Arizona general manager Kevin Towers said prior to this week's Major League Baseball winter meetings that the Diamondbacks had no untouchables, and he's a man of his word.
On Friday, the Diamondbacks traded a prized arm in their minor league system, right-hander Jarrod Parker, to the Oakland Athletics as part of a package that fills two areas of concern. Trevor Cahill, an American League All-Star in 2010 at age 22, gives them a quality, experienced but young arm to plug into the front end of their rotation, and Craig Breslow adds a second left-handed option to the bullpen.
The Diamondbacks also got cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for Parker, relief pitcher Ryan Cook and outfielder Collin Cowgill.
We feel very fortunate to add a young, talented started like Trevor to our rotation and an extremely durable and successful reliever like Craig to our bullpen, Towers said in a release issued by the team. Its never easy to part with a prospect, but we feel like the surplus o...