Arizona Diamondbacks trade pitcher Trevor Cahill to Atlanta

Apr 3, 2015, 2:02 AM | Updated: 5:29 pm

The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to deal starting pitcher Trevor Cahill to the Atlanta Braves, the D-backs announced Thursday evening.

As part of the deal, the D-backs will also pay about half of the $12 million owed to Cahill this season.

Cahill, 27, had an up-and-down career with the D-backs since being acquired from the Oakland A’s prior to the 2012 season.

That year, he went 13-12 with a 3.78 ERA. Since then, though, he has struggled, and in 2014 bottomed out with a 3-12 record and a 5.61 ERA.

Still having yet to make a number of key roster decisions, D-backs manager Chip Hale hinted at a trade prior to his team’s final Cactus League game Thursday.

“There’s guys out there. There’s possible moves that could be made. There’s waiver wire people, so before we completely lock in to something, we want to make sure this is the group we’re going to have,” he said.

The manager later added, “I think trades are always in play, aren’t they? This is a time to get guys who are out of options sometimes.”

The 24-year-old Elander comes to the Diamondbacks organization with a background as a left-fielder and a catcher in the minors. In 2014 with Class-A Advanced Lynchburg, the right-handed hitter had a .219 batting average with two home runs, 21 RBI, 20 walks and six stolen bases in 163 plate appearances.

The departure of Cahill clears the way for highly touted prospect Archie Bradley to enter the Diamondbacks starting rotation.

Bradley, a 22-year-old right-hander, was named a top-25 prospect by Baseball America prior to the 2015 season. The Diamondbacks took the 6-foot-4 starter with the seventh overall selection in the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Penguin Air

Arizona Diamondbacks

Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds attends an NBA basketball game between the Portland...
Associated Press

Bonds, Schilling fall short in contemporary era vote to make Hall of Fame

Fred McGriff was the only player elected Sunday to the Hall of Fame by a 16-member contemporary era committee.
11 hours ago
Kyle Lewis #1 of the Seattle Mariners at bat during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Ange...
Jordan Leandre

New Diamondbacks OF Kyle Lewis: Willing to do whatever to help

Outfielder Kyle Lewis believes this Arizona Diamondbacks team has the talent to put together a memorable 2023 season.
3 days ago
Ali Sanchez #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a double in the seventh inning of the Spring Traini...
Wills Rice

Diamondbacks make 3 moves official prior to Sunday’s Winter Meetings

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced three separate moves on Friday as rumors have swirled prior to the start of Winter Meetings on Sunday.
4 days ago
New York Yankees relief pitcher Miguel Castro (30) works on the mound during the eighth inning in G...
Jordan Leandre

Arizona Diamondbacks sign reliever Miguel Castro to 1-year deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed free agent right-handed reliever Miguel Castro, the team announced on Friday.
4 days ago
Kansas City Royals' Drew Waters (6) slides out at second as Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, right...
Jordan Leandre

Report: Arizona Diamondbacks have expressed interest in free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts

Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in free agent All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
6 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake McCarthy follows the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relie...
Jordan Leandre

Diamondbacks potential trade packages involving OF surplus

The Arizona Diamondbacks have holes on the roster while also boasting an outfield surplus. Here are three possible packages to address both.
10 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks trade pitcher Trevor Cahill to Atlanta