Cruz gives up fighting for spot in Phils pen

Juan Cruz, we hardly knew ya. Actually, we didn't get to know you at all. The veteran had agreed to a minor league deal with the Phillies, but then had a change of heart.
February 13, 2013

Phillies sign veterans Cruz and Cook

Juan Cruz was with his seventh organization since 2002 last year, while Aaron Cook joined just his second organization over the same time span. The two veteran pitchers will join the Phillies in camp, looking for jobs with the big league club.
January 16, 2013

Royals Sign Juan Cruz to a Two-Year Deal

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals have signed ex-Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Juan Cruz to a two-year contract through the 2010 season that includes a club option for 2011. The D-backs will receive two draft picks as compensation for the loss of Cruz.
February 28, 2009

Orlando Hudson Signs with Rival Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Orlando Hudson to a one-year, $3.4 million contract that could increase to as much as $8 million based on performance incentives. Although the Arizona Diamondbacks' former All-Star second baseman has defected to the team's staunchest rival, the transaction actually brings several hidden benefits to the D-backs' 2009 chances and beyond.
February 20, 2009

D-backs Spring Battle: 13th Position Player

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a dozen position players locked onto the 25-man roster. Of the three leading candidates to claim the 13th spot, two of them would be lost to the waiver wire if they do not break camp with the big league squad.
February 14, 2009

D-backs Want to Add More Pitching

The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost Randy Johnson, Juan Cruz, and Brandon Lyon to free agency, and they traded reliever Conor Robertson for lefty specialist Scott Schoeneweis. With their offseason pitching transactions in the red, the club may look to add another pitcher to the mix.
January 10, 2009

D-Backs Lose Free Agents, Gain Draft Picks

As anticipated, none of the seven eligible Arizona Diamondbacks free agents chose to sign during the exclusive rights period, instead filing for free agency. While many fans lament the lost talent, these circumstances actually favor the Snakes, who will receive a bonanza of compensatory draft picks in June.
November 15, 2008

Mark Reynolds Open to 2B Move

With Orlando Hudson and David Eckstein unlikely to return to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the second base position becomes the club's most glaring need, though it is perhaps one that could be filled internally.
October 31, 2008