D’Backs Receive Tony Abreu To Complete Garland Trade

The Diamondbacks received infielder Tony Abreu from the Dodgers to complete the Jon Garland trade, according to the team's Twitter feed.  Abreu had been rumored as the likely return since the August 31st trade, but presumably the teams waited until now because he did not clear waivers.  Another factor: a dispute over Abreu's service timeMLB.com's Ken Gurnick says this grievance was settled, with Abreu receiving an additional 30 days service time.

Abreu, 25 in November, hit .353/.385/.615 in 236 Triple A plate appearances this year.  He spent most of his time at second base, and is expected to compete for the starting job in Arizona next year.  The D'Backs clearly think highly of Abreu, since they were willing to take on Garland's remaining salary as well as his buyout.



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