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NL West Notes: Segura trade, Padres minors manager resigns

The latest news from around the National League West

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

When the Diamondbacks went on their little spending spree this winter, a couple of their moves appeared to be sure things. Fans were excited about bringing in Zack Greinke to headline their rotation. Trading for Shelby Miller was a bit shocking, but it signaled that they were going for it.

Acquiring Jean Segura? Not a move fans were 100 percent behind. Now, looking back on that trade, the Diamondbacks look like geniuses. Segura leads the National League leadoff hitters in hits, total bases and is fifth in batting average with a .335 mark.

More news from around the National League West:

  • The San Diego Padres lost a manager over the weekend, with High Single-A manager Francisco Morales resigning. Morales had a brief suspension because of an incident at the Padres' academy in the Dominican Republic. It's not sure if he left on his own, or if he was forced to resign.
  • Tony Wolters used to be a infielder in the minor-league system for the Cleveland Indians. Now, three years later, Wolters says his transition to catcher came naturally.
  • David Rosenthal of CBS Los Angeles explains "Why the Dodgers Can Never Win With That Dumpster Fire They Call A Bullpen."
  • To the surprise of no one, Madison Bumgarner did it all in a Giants win on Sunday Night Baseball.