Earlier in the day, we heard the Washington Nationals were seeking outfield help and were targeting Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra. Parra, 24, is projected to be the backup outfielder in Arizona now following the Jason Kubel two-year signing. The club now has Kubel, Young and Upton from left to right, meaning Parra is regulated to backup duties for all three positions.
Despite that, the a source tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic the D'Backs aren't looking to move the 24-year-old outfielder, which Gerardo Parra is extremely excited to hear.
"I like it here," he said. "I like the fans, the organization, everything. I'm not thinking about getting traded. I'm concentrating on getting ready for the season."
You can see why teams would be targeting Parra, especially after the Diamondbacks signed outfielder Jason Kubel to a multi-year contract. They now have Kubel, Young and Upton in the outfield which makes Parra the backup despite being a fantastic defender in the outfield. The 24-year-old also enjoyed a breakout season at the plate, hitting .292/.357/.427 (all career-highs) in 494 plate appearances.