Found June 28, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are in the market for a starting pitcher. Believe it or not, Ricky Nolasco has not been mentioned as a possible target. The Diamondbacks are focusing on completely different pitchers right now. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are interested in Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo and Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija. While Gallardo will likely be available, Samardzija likely will not be available, unless the Cubs get absolutely blown out of their socks with an offer. While the Diamondbacks will likely be interested in other pitchers, I especially like the fit of Yovani Gallardo with them. Gallardo is a fly ball type pitcher and in Arizona's big stadium, he would fit nicely with them. Samardzija is extremely unlikely to be dealt because the Cubs view him as an integral piece to the future. I really believe that Gallardo to the Diamondbacks could pick up steam. While I have no inside knowledge on the deal, I do know that he would be a great fit in their stadium. On the year, Gallardo is 6-7 with a 4.20 ERA and an 80/36 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Samardzija has a 4-7 record with a 3.39 ERA and a 115/34 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Of the two, Samardzija is the better pitcher. He can light you up with a fastball that ranges anywhere from 95-98. While Samardzija is better, they both are very good pitchers. Any team would love to have any one of them, as they are building blocks for a teams future. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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