4 Diamondbacks Veterans That Could Be Moved Before the MLB Trade Deadline

By Stephen Knox
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are in danger of missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season. They are currently 53-52, 15.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West standings, and tied with the San Francisco Giants at 2.5 games behind in the NL Wild Card race.

MLB.com's Jon Morosi also reported on Saturday that the Diamondbacks will likely be sellers at the trade deadline, and here are four veteran names they might be looking to move.

1. Adam Jones

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Adam Jones was at the height of his career when he finished sixth in the AL MVP voting in 2012. The Diamondbacks signed him to a one-year deal in the offseason, and he's hit 13 home runs with a .753 OPS. While he's not in the MVP conversation anymore, he could still help a team in need of another bat in their lineup.

2. Robbie Ray

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Teams are almost always looking for starting pitching help at each year's trade deadline, and Robbie Ray is a veteran arm who can provide that. Touting a 4.03 ERA on his career and a 3.95 ERA this season, Ray could absolutely help a contender shore up its rotation down the stretch in 2019.

3. David Peralta

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David Peralta has been a strong hitter for the Diamondbacks in his six seasons with Arizona. He has an .826 OPS for his career and an .811 OPS this season, which is the type of reliable hitting that's always appealing to MLB teams.

4. Zack Greinke

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Zack Greinke is still rolling at 35 years old, sporting a 2.87 ERA on the year and making his third-consecutive MLB All-Star Game this summer. If the Diamondbacks are willingly to part ways with this talented veteran now, contenders could be calling Arizona's front office on the hour, every hour.

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