With center fielder A.J. Pollock working off the rust following his elbow injury and a month left of the season to take a peek at their younger prospects, the Arizona Diamondbacks have completed a trade that sends outfielder Michael Bourn to the Baltimore Orioles.
In exchange, Arizona receives 20-year-old outfielder Jason Heinrich, who was a fifth-round draft pick in the 2015 draft.
Heinrich hit .231 with eight doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI in 44 games with Single-A Aberdeen this year.
Bourn is hitting .261 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 89 games for Arizona. The 33-year-old, who was let go by the Atlanta Braves and spent a stint in the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor-league system, could potentially join a Baltimore team that is just behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wild Card race.
The outfielder is also a base-stealing presence the Orioles lack.
Baltimore has 15 stolen bases for the entire year, good for the fewest in the majors, while Bourn has 13 himself.
Wednesday is the final day players involved in non-waiver trade deals can be eligible to play in the postseason.
Arizona’s 40-man roster stands at 39 players.
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