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."
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.Back to the Arizona Diamondbacks Newsfeed