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Diamondbacks trade Ryan Wheeler to Rockies for Matt Reynolds

The Diamondbacks acquired left-handed reliever Matt Reynolds from the Rockies, giving up Ryan Wheeler.

Justin Edmonds

Nick Piciero of AZCentral Sports tweets that the Diamondbacks traded infielder to Colorado Ryan Wheeler for reliever Matt Reynolds.

Ryan Wheeler played in 50 games for the Diamonbacks this season, getting 119 plate appearances. He hit .239 with a .294 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of .339. He primarily played third base.

Reynolds pitched in 71 games for the Rockies, throwing 57.1 innings. Over that stretch he pitched to an ERA of 4.40, striking out 51 batters while walking only 17. Left-handed batters are hitting .262 off Reynolds over the course of his career, while right-handed hitters have hit .259.

Despite being involved in rumors back at the trade deadline, Troy Renck of the Denver Post said that Reynolds was surprised about being traded.