NL West Notes: Street, Garcia, Ozuna

Much of the recent NL West chatter relates to Justin Upton and potential trades for Arizona's 24-year-old right fielder. The Diamondbacks will listen to offers for Upton, who’s just one year removed from a fourth-place finish in the NL MVP balloting. Here are some non-Upton related notes from the NL West…

  • Padres closer Huston Street said he could “clear the air” with Mets bench coach Bob Geren if a trade sends him to New York this summer, Jon Heyman of reports. "If I get to the Mets, that'll be the first bug I go squash,'' Street said. The right-hander called Geren his “least favorite person” in sports following their time with the Athletics.
  • The Diamondbacks signed catcher Oswaldo Garcia, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. Some scouts considered Garcia the top Colombian prospect available this year. The 16-year-old has a powerful bat and a strong arm. 
  • The Diamondbacks also signed 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Fernery Ozuna, Badler reports.

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4 Comments on "NL West Notes: Street, Garcia, Ozuna"

3 years 1 month ago

  Street needs to get in line for former players that hate Geren.  He was a terrible manager as you can see how the A’s are much better without him. 

3 years 1 month ago

water under the bridge.. LGM!!!

3 years 1 month ago

I didn’t realize Geren still had a job. Only the bench coach though. I guess he was just a groomsman at Sandy Alderson’s wedding.

3 years 1 month ago

“If I get to the Mets, that’s the first bug I go squash”.
Somehow that doesn’t sound too conciliatory. Maybe it’s tough love?