D’Backs Could Re-Sign Juan Cruz

WEDNESDAY: Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says a D’Backs reunion with Cruz is unlikely, because they’d lose the chance at a compensation pick.

MONDAY: On Friday, ESPN’s Jayson Stark mentioned that the Diamondbacks "do have some interest in bringing back Juan Cruz in the right deal."  Cruz’s Type A status and rejection of Arizona’s offer of arbitration has crippled his market.

Today MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert confirms Stark’s note, writing that the D’Backs have discussed re-signing Cruz.  We learned when the D’Backs signed Jon Garland that recent circumstances have freed up cash for Arizona.  Cruz, 30, boasts huge strikeout rates but has poor control.

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