The Diamondbacks announced Saturday that they traded outfielder Chris Young and cash considerations to the Oakland Athletics for shortstop Cliff Pennington and minor-league infielder Yordy Cabrera. The team then sent Cabrera to the Miami Marlins in exchange for right-handed reliever Heath Bell and cash considerations. "Adding another veteran arm to our bullpen should serve to shorten the game for us as we now have several relievers with closing experience to get the ball to J.J. Putz," General Manager Kevin Towers said. "Cliff is a blue-collar type player with postseason experience who can play both middle-infield positions. He provides us with depth up the middle and versatility at the plate as a switch-hitter. "I also want to thank CY for more than six years of dedicated service to the D-Backs. He's been the consummate professional and was a big part of our division-winning teams in 2007 and 2011, and we wish him all the best." Bell, 35, has saved 151 games over the past four seasons, the most of any pitcher in the majors during that span. Following his third consecutive 40-save season in 2011, he signed a four-year contract with the Marlins. Last season, Bell registered 19 saves while posting a 5.09 ERA in 73 games for the Marlins.
D-backs trade OF Chris Young to Oakland, acquire Heath Bell in separate move from Marlins
Arizona Republic | Oct 20