Dbacks News: GM Dave Stewart unwilling to pay heavy price to trade for catcher

When the Arizona Diamondbacks traded away Miguel Montero earlier this offseason, general manager Dave Stewart said finding another catcher was a necessity. However, with catchers at a premium on this current trade market, Stewart appears to be changing his tune in the face of heavy potential costs.

"We've not made a whole lot of headway in that area yet," Stewart said, via Nick Piecoro of azcentral sports. "Without really giving up something that's going to cost us a player that we don't want to give away, we don't have a whole lot of motion yet."

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After sending Montero to the Chicago Cubs last month in a move that offloaded the remaining $40 million on Montero's contract, the Diamondbacks are currently left with last year's backup, Tuffy Gosewisch, and Rule 5 Draft pick Oscar Hernandez, who spent the 2014 campaign in the Low Class A Midwest League.

While inaction at this point doesn't mean Stewart won't find a catcher one way or the other, it doesn't appear that he's willing to mortgage the future to pay the costs associated with trading for a proven backstop.

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