January 2007 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap
Arizona May Deal Jorge Julio
Jorge Julio, who avoided arbitration with a $3.6 million deal last week, is now somewhat expendable - and costly given the alternatives. The club has explored trade possibilities but isn't ruling out going into the season with Julio.
D-Backs Claim Romero Off Waivers From Twins
The Diamondbacks claimed Alex Romero off waivers from the Twins on Friday. The 23-year-old outfielder split time last season between Triple-A Rochester and Double-A New Britain. He hit .263 with 19 doubles, four triples, five homers and 42 RBIs in 119 games overall for the two minor league clubs.
Doug Davis Signs 3-Year Deal With D-Backs
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Doug Davis on Thursday, agreeing to terms with the lefthander on a three-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Yankees Agree To $3 Million Deal With Newly Acquired Vizcaino
Newly acquired reliever Luis Vizcaino and the Yankees reached agreement Tuesday on a one-year contract worth $3 million before the sides exchanged salary arbitration figures. The Diamondbacks traded Vizcaino and three minor leaguers to the Yankees this month for Randy Johnson.
D-Backs Agree To One-Year Deals With Cruz, Julio
The Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday signed righthanders Juan Cruz and Jorge Julio to one-year contracts. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Johnson Passes Physical
Randy Johnson was cleared by the Diamondbacks? medical staff after a physical exam Monday, when commissioner Bud Selig also signed off on the financial arrangements that will return Johnson to his Valley home with a two-year, $26 million contract. While Johnson?s physical did not raise red flags, there is a question as to whether he will be ready for the start of the regular season after undergoing surgery in October to repair a herniated disk in his back.
Johnson's Two-Year Agreement Worth $26 Million
The D-backs have reached agreement on a two-year contract with Randy Johnson, leaving only a physical and a review of the left-hander's medical records standing in the way of him officially rejoining the team. According to The Associated Press, the two-year deal is worth $26 million. On Thursday, the D-backs and Yankees agreed on a trade that would send Johnson and $2 million to Arizona in exchange for reliever Luis Vizcaino and Minor Leaguers Ross Ohlendorf, Steven Jackson and Alberto Gonzalez. Arizona officials talked with Johnson's agents on Sunday and tied up the complex financial aspects of the deal. "We have come to an agreement in principle with Randy Johnson pending both us and the Yankees reviewing additional medical information," D-backs general manager Josh Byrnes said. "We will respectfully decline any comment until all medical information has been reviewed."
Unit Will Reach Agreement With Arizona
The Diamondbacks will reach an agreement with pitcher Randy Johnson by today?s 3 p.m. (Arizona time) window that completes a trade with the New York Yankees to re-acquire the future Hall of Fame left-hander, The Arizona Republic has learned. The deal won?t become official until Monday after Johnson, 43, completes and passes a full physical in the Valley. But there is strong reason to believe that won?t be an issue and that Johnson will then by introduced during a news conference on Tuesday at Chase Field. Johnson and his representatives agreed to a contract extension for the 2008 season, which could pay him anywhere from $10 to $14 million or more. The Yankees will pick up $2 million of his $16 million salary for this season, and some of that base pay may be deferred into next year?s contract.
Johnson's Agents Still Negotiating With D-Backs
Randy Johnson's agents were still negotiating with the Diamondbacks on Saturday, trying to work out a contract extension that would clear the way for Arizona to acquire the five-time Cy Young Award winner from the Yankees. The teams reached a tentative agreement on a 4-for-1 trade Thursday, and the Diamondbacks were given a 72-hour window to negotiate with Johnson. The window closes at 5 p.m. EST Sunday.
Big Unit Dealt To D-Backs
The Yankees and Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon agreed in principle to a trade that would send five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson back to Arizona, according to a source with knowledge of the talks. The Yankees will receive right-handed reliever Luis Vizcaino, according to a Diamondbacks source, in a broader package with two minor leaguers. Major League Baseball granted the Diamondbacks a 72-hour window to negotiate terms of an extension for Johnson, whose contract contains a full no-trade clause. That window expires Sunday at 5 p.m. Eastern.
Yankees And D-Backs Inform MLB Of Trade Specifics
The D-backs and Yankees have agreed on the structure of a deal that would send Randy Johnson back to Arizona.
Trade All But Final?
Randy Johnson will accept $10 million for 2008 in return for waiving no-trade clause.
Johnson To Arizona Trade 'Seems Certain'
According to the Arizona Republic, it appears nearly certain that Randy Johnson will pitch for the D-Backs this season.
Johnson To Become More Involved
Randy Johnson is likely to become more involved in the negotiations between the Diamondbacks and Yankees in order to get the money right.