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Arizona Diamondbacks: It Must Be Later Because the Player Was Named

Published by on October 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Jon Garland to the Los Angeles Dodgers the deal was for the proverbial “player to be named later”. Within hours of the announced deal, there were rumors that the Diamondbacks would receive infielder Tony Abreu. This would potentially fulfill the Diamondbacks need for a second baseman.

Abreu is a highly touted 25-year-old second baseman that has had a lot of success at the minor league level similar to some of the other Diamondbacks young core players such as Chris Young, Chris Snyder, and Gerardo Parra.

In six minor league season Abreu accumulated 2063 at-bats and has a career .312 average a .351 on base percentage. He has played a total of 65 games at the major leag...

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