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Well, not yet
The Diamondbacks and Red Sox are close to completing a major trade, pending the approval of Arizona owner Jerry Colangelo, ESPN's Peter Gammons reports. The deal would send pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim to Boston for third baseman Shea Hillenbrand.

The deal has been conditionally agreed upon. Arizona pitchers Matt Mantei and Brandon Webb are both hurt, but it is not known how much impact these injuries will have on a possible trade.

"There are factors that could still kill it," a source tells Gammons.

Mantei and Webb will undergo MRIs Thursday to determine the severity of their arm problems. Mantei has been bothered by slight stiffness in his elbow, while Webb has been put on the disabled list with tightness in his forearm.

Kim, who has served as the D-Backs' closer in the past, has been in the starting rotation this season. He is only 1-5, but has a respectable 3.56 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 43 innings.

Hillenbrand, who has also played first base and served as DH this season, has been rumored to be on the trading block all season. Hillenbrand is hitting .303 with 38 RBI in 185 at-bats this season. Infielder Bill Mueller, who was acquired by Boston before the start of the season, is hitting .382, which makes Hillenbrand even more expendable.

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This is will be good for The Diamondbacks with Williams making way to much money for the way he has played during the last 3 seasons. Kim will be a god Aquasition to the redsox, they need more pitchers with Pedro on the DL and Lowe struggled in his last start....
 

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AJ, the DBacks are still paying for Matt Williams....


The Red Sox rotation is looking real good....
 

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AJ, the DBacks are still paying for Matt Williams....
Yes i know, i didnt say they werent.... :blink:
 

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