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Report: Multiple teams have discussed Goldschmidt trade with D-backs

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) in the first inning during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had trade talks regarding star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt with at least two different teams, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

The Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals have held discussions with the D-backs, per Rosenthal, but no deal is close and talks have not advanced to a further stage.

Goldschmidt, 31, is entering into the final season of his $14.5 million contract with Arizona.

D-backs CEO Derrick Hall discussed the possibility of trade talks around Goldschmidt in late September.

“Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ll listen to anything for sure,” Hall said on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf. “And I’m looking forward to that. [The front office staff] is meeting each and every day, as you can imagine, and then [owner Ken Kendrick] and I will sit down with them and listen to the scenarios and take their advice on which way we all want to go.”

With more than 1,000 games played, Goldschmidt is a .297 career hitter with 209 home runs and 710 RBI. Last season, the three-time Silver Slugger Award winner hit .290 with a .922 OPS, 33 home runs, 83 RBI and 95 runs scored. He has never hit lower than .286 for a full season.

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