D’Backs Rumors: Kelly Johnson, Randy Winn

The latest on the D'Backs from Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic

  • The D'Backs are interested in free agent second baseman Kelly Johnson.  Piecoro says signing Johnson could prompt the team to trade Augie Ojeda, who recently agreed to a $850K contract.
  • Piecoro is "hearing Randy Winn's name as a possibility" for Arizona.  The 35-year-old hit just .262/.318/.353 for the Giants this year, but continued to excel defensively at the outfield corners.  In November, Winn's agent Craig Landis said his client is looking for an everyday job.
  • Piecoro says the D'Backs are likely to sell righty Tony Barnette's rights to the Yakult Swallows.
  • Piecoro writes of indications the D'Backs are not interested in Chien-Ming Wang, as they'd prefer not to bring in another health risk.

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