As first reported by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Saturday and then again by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman on Sunday, the Arizona Diamondbacks will trade left-hander Joe Saunders to the Baltimore Orioles. According to a tweet from Major League Baseball, the Diamondbacks will get right-hander Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later in return for Saunders.
The 31-year-old Saunders is 6-10 for the D-backs with a 4.22 ERA during a disappointing season. He came to Arizona via trade from the Los Angeles Angels in 2010.
Saunders' best season came in 2008 with the Angels when he went 17-7 with a 3.41 ERA in 31 starts, but hasn't reached that level of pitching since and has now been traded twice.
The Diamondbacks currently sit seven games behind the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants and are 5.5 games out of a wild card spot.
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