5:05pm: According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the third player going to the Reds in the Dunn trade is catcher Wilkin Castillo. The 24 year-old ranked 14th among D’Backs prospects heading into the season, according to Baseball America. He is able to play many other positions as well.
THURSDAY, 9:52am: Owings has not yet been placed on waivers, according to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon. John Fay says that’s because an injured player cannot be placed on waivers, and Owings is dealing with shoulder stiffness. Owings will be put on waivers when he’s healthy, though the deal will still be completed in the offseason if a team claims him before the Reds.
TUESDAY: John Fay heard one of the players to be named might be Micah Owings. Nick Piecoro confirms it. That seems fair. C. Trent Rosecrans says the Mariners, Giants, Padres, or Nationals claimed Owings, so they’ll have to wait until after the season to officially name him.
2:14pm: Jack Magruder says Dunn’s remaining $4MM or so will be split between the two teams. He confirms the deal is for Buck plus two prospects to be named later. The price seems reasonable, and the D’Backs can snag a couple of draft picks when Dunn leaves.
1:47pm: Rosenthal has changed his report. It now says a deal was consummated just before the window expired. Dunn is a Diamondback. Apparently big trades can happen in August!
1:45pm: MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert says the D’Backs are "close to working out a deal" for Dunn for a minor league pitcher and two players to be named later.
1:41pm: Ken Rosenthal does not agree with Gambadoro’s report. Rosenthal says the D’Backs won a waiver claim on Dunn but could not complete a deal before the window expired today.
1:27pm: John Gambadoro of Arizona radio station KTAR 620 reports that the Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Adam Dunn for three prospects, including pitcher Dallas Buck. Right field is a poor match for Dunn, but this is still an excellent move by Josh Byrnes. Dunn didn’t really make sense for the eight NL teams with a better waiver position than Arizona.
Dunn isn’t the ideal fit for Arizona, given the strikeouts and defense. But a .900 OPS more than balances out his flaws.