D-backs negotiating with Cabrera
The D-backs are in discussions with right-hander Daniel Cabrera about a contract, but as of Sunday afternoon no agreement had been reached.
Arizona officials declined to comment on situation.
D-backs scouts saw Cabrera throw in the Dominican Republic on Saturday.
My sense is that they are looking for him to add pitching depth to the organization. Cabrera was designated for assignment by the Nationals on May 27 after going 0-5 with a 5.85 ERA in nine games (eight starts).
The D-backs have been using Yusmeiro Petit as their fifth starter of late and due to struggles by some of the pitching prospects as well as some dead arm periods, the club has not had many other options.
Whether Cabrera would be used as a starter or reliever should the D-backs wind up signing him is not known.