Posted November 01, 2012 on
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined a $1.2 million option for next season on catcher Henry Blanco and a $4 million option on right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom.
The 41-year-old Blanco hit .188 with a homer and seven RBIs in 21 games as Miguel Montero's backup with the Diamondbacks last season. He signed with Arizona in 2011 and has played 14 seasons with eight teams.
Lindstrom had a 2.53 ERA in 12 games with the Diamondbacks after arriving in a trade that sent Joe Saunders to Baltimore. The 32-year-old became expendable when the Diamondbacks picked up closer J.J. Putz's $6.5 million option last month and traded for right-handed reliever Heath Bell.
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The Texas Rangers have claimed catcher Konrad Schmidt off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 28-year-old Schmidt played in four games for the Diamondbacks last season and spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Reno, batting .277 with seven home runs, 24 doubles and 47 RBIs in 93 games. He threw out 14 of 55 attempted base stealers, a 25.6 percent rate that was fifth-best...
PHOENIX As expected, the Diamondbacks declined veteran catcher Henry Blancos 1.24 million option for 2013, reaffirming the notion that they would like second catcher who they feel would be more suited to an extended work load in case starter Miguel Montero missed significant injury time.
The D-backs also declined a 4 million option on right-hander Matt Lindstrom, no surprise after...