Found November 22, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Arizona Diamondbacks addressed one area of need and may have settled another when they acquired left-hander Matt Reynolds from the Colorado Rockies for third baseman Ryan Wheeler two days before Thanksgiving. Adding a left-hander to the bullpen was one of general manager Kevin Towers' goals entering the offseason, and Reynolds will be given every chance to take over the role of situational specialist, something the D-backs lacked in 2012. "We are excited to add a versatile and experienced left-handed reliever to the bullpen," Towers said in a press release. Wheeler's departure leaves Chris Johnson as the only true third baseman on the 40-man roster, although Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald have played there before. Johnson, acquired from Houston at the trade deadline last season, hit .286 with seven homers and 35 RBI in 44 games with the D-backs. Towers also said an offseason priority was to upgrade the left side of the infield, and it would not be ...

Colorado Rockies losing solid contributors from the bullpen

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Rockies trade Matt Reynolds to Arizona

The Colorado Rockies traded left handed pitcher Matt Reynolds to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange of infielder Ryan Wheeler, the team announced. Reynolds, 28, went 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA, 8.0 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 1.7 HR/9 and a 4.70 FIP in 57.1 innings pitched for the Rockies. Wheeler hit .239/.294/.339 with 1 HR, 10 RBI's and a .280 wOBA in 119 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks...

Rockies acquire corner infielder from D-Backs

The Colorado Rockies have traded left-handed pitcher Matt Reynolds to the Arizona Diamondbacks for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler. Wheeler played in 50 games for the Diamondbacks last season, batting .239 with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBIs. He also hit .351 with 15 homers and 90 RBIs at Triple-A Reno, where the 24-year-old was an All-Star. He was the D-Backs'...

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