D-backs Close To Trading Qualls, Waiting For Approval On Snyder Trade

The Diamondbacks didn’t get much sleep Friday night, putting together a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for Chris Snyder, which is now pending approval by the commissioner's office.

It is not clear what the D-backs would get in return or how much money is changing hands in the deal, but that is what would have to be approved by Major League Baseball.

Snyder is due $5.75 million next year with a club option worth $6.75 million for 2012 with a $750,000 buyout.

Snyder is hitting .231 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs in 65 games this year.It

The D-backs front office also has somehow convinced the Tampa Bay Rays to take on Chad Qualls and his entire contract, for the ubiquitous PTBNL.

The D-backs will not have to include any cash in the deal with the Rays picking up the roughly $1.6 million Qualls is owed for the rest of the season.

Arizona has actively shopped Qualls, who began the year as the team’s closer, but has struggled to find any consistency and is 1-4 with an 8.51 ERA in 42 games. The right-hander, who makes $4.185 million this year, will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season.

Update: It seems the trade for Snyder will result in the D-backs getting right-hander D.J. Carrasco, outfielder Ryan Church and infielder Bobby Crosby from the Pirates.

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