Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers made contract offers to both Joe Saunders and Micah Owings but weren't able to come to an agreement. Both pitchers played a significant role in 2011's success and are now free agents.
Saunders finished 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA and 108 strikouts as a starter in 2011. Owings was 8-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 33 games in 2011.
The Diamondbacks did sign right-handed pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo and assigned him to the 40-man roster.
Albaladejo's signing adds depth to the team and even if he doesn't make the final roster, he gives the Diamondbacks system another arm to have on deck when needed.
Albaladejo last played in the majors in 2010 with the New York Yankees where he pitched 11.1 innings. He's also played for the Washington Nationals and has a career 4.15 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 73.2 innings. He recorded a 1.42 ERA in 63.1 innings in 57 games with the Yankees AAA affiliate in 2010.