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Diamondbacks trade Zack Greinke; acquire pitchers Mike Leake, Zac Gallen

The D-backs made some moves!
Posted at 1:37 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 16:37:41-04

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks were expected to make some major moves ahead of Wednesday's MLB trade deadline.

They did not disappoint.

The D-backs traded ace Zack Greinke to the Houston Astros, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The D-backs will reportedly receive four prospects in exchange for Greinke: pitchers Corbin Martin, J.B. Bukauskas and Josh Rogers, and outfielder Seth Beer.

The 35-year-old Greinke was signed to a six-year, $206.5 million contract by the Diamondbacks before the 2016 season. He comprised over 27 percent of the team's payroll this season.

The D-backs also acquired a pair of starting pitchers: Mike Leake from the Seattle Mariners, per reports, and top pitching prospect Zac Gallen from the Miami Marlins.

The 31-year-old Leake is an ASU alum. He is 9-8 with a 4.40 ERA this season.

Gallen was acquired in exchange for a top hitting prospect, shortstop Jazz Chisholm. He is 1-3 with a 2.72 ERA in seven starts for the Marlins this season, and he is 9-1 with a 1.77 ERA in 14 starts for Triple-A New Orleans this year. Baseball America has Gallen as its No. 72 overall prospect.

The D-backs also reportedly dealt catcher John Ryan Murphy to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations.

Entering Wednesday, the D-backs were 54-54, three games out of both National League Wild Card spots. They will play the second of a two-game series at the New York Yankees on Wednesday; the D-backs defeated the Yankees 4-2 on Tuesday night.