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Cintron Gone+Counsell Hurt=SS ??s

Cintron Gone+Counsell Hurt=SS ??s

Alex Cintron never really got the chance to be more than an insurance policy with the Diamondbacks. He had opportunites, but there always seemed to be a veteran there to claim his spot. Last week when it was announced Craig Counsell has suffered a partial tear of the labrum in his throwing shoulder, it seemed that that insurance would finally pay off. And it did, for the White Sox, who traded for Cintron Wednesday. Counsell says he'll be ready for opening day, but if he's not, then who is?

Alex Cintron is gone, Craig Counsell has a torn labrum, and the door is open.  The question becomes, who's coming in first? Jeff Bajenaru is a prospect with good stuff and a closer's mentality.  On a team that clearly needs to repopulate its bullpen arms, the deal is not a bad one for the Diamondbacks, but the timing, just days after it was announced that the team's starting shortstop, Craig... Recommended Stories

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