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NL West Notes: DBacks deal falls through, CarGo open to playing first base

The latest from around the NL West.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

As of Thursday afternoon, three teams were interested in Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson, and the club was reportedly confident it would be able to complete a deal in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline.

Hudson pitched to a 3.86 ERA last season, but has struggled this year, pitching to a 6.81 ERA and 4.76 FIP over 37.0 innings. He has also had difficulty with men on base and is eligible to become a free agent this winter.

Arizona General Manager Dave Stewart told AZ Central Sports’ Nick Piecoro he thought he was close to making a deal before it fell through. MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert notes Stewart’s comments were with regard to a potential Hudson trade.

The Diamondbacks could still move Hudson, but since he’s struggle this season, a deal seems unlikely.

More from around the National League West:

  • The Eduardo Nunez trade seems a bit curious on its surface, and while he will likely contribute, the Giants are still in need of starting pitching depth.

  • Cincinnati is expected to move Jay Bruce before the deadline, and the Dodgers appear to be in play.

  • If the Rockies want to have Carlos Gonzalez play first base, he seems to be open to the idea.

  • San Diego traded Matt Kemp to Atlanta on Saturday, which means Derek Norris will likely be the next Padre moved.

  • Arizona designated Josh Collmenter for assignment, likely ending his career with the Diamondbacks.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Giants 60-44 —GB

Dodgers 58-45 1.5 GB

Rockies 51-52 8.5 GB

Padres 44-59 15.5 GB

Diamondbacks 42-61 17.5 GB