Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/31/12
The Arizona Diamondbacks made another roster tweak Monday when they designated Lyle Overbay for assignment to make room for new third baseman Chris Johnson. The move left the D-backs with one true first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt, and five infielders who play primarily shortstop or third base as the non-waiver trading deadline approaches. Johnson, obtained from Houston on Sunday, is likely to receive the bulk of the playing time at third going forward, manager Kirk Gibson said, and Johnson made a strong first impression when he hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of the D-backs' 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. Corner infielder Ryan Wheeler will serve as Goldschmidt's backup at first. Though shortstop Stephen Drew has drawn interest from possible trade partners, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers said he could move forward with the roster as it stands. The D-backs are interested in adding pitching, will not trade prospects for a two-month rental player, and ...
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