The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Kelly Johnson to the Blue Jays for Aaron Hill and John McDonald in a swap of infielders who are struggling to hit the ball. Arizona figures to improve their defense significantly, while Toronto hopes to receive a supplemental draft pick when Johnson hits free agency.
August 24, 2011
When Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers signed Sean Burroughs to a minor league contract this winter, people assumed it was just a token gesture towards one of his former players during his San Diego days. Burroughs has astonished everyone by earning a spot on the major league roster.
May 24, 2011
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated infielder Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list and selected infielder Sean Burroughs from Triple-A Reno. In corresponding moves, the D-backs designated right-handed pitcher Armando Galarraga for assignment and placed infielder Melvin Mora on the bereavement list.
May 19, 2011