Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/22/12
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 a surprise if the ...
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