The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired slugging
outfielder Adam Dunn from the Cincinnati Reds for a minor-league
pitcher and two players to be named later on Monday.
The 28-year-old Dunn was batting .233 this season for the Reds
with 32 homers, tied for tops in the majors.
The trade gives the first-place Diamondbacks, who entered the
day with a 1½-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West, a boost to
an anemic offense. The Diamondbacks rank 20th in the majors in runs
Arizona (60-58) tried to acquire Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta
Braves at last month's trade deadline before he went to the Los
The Diamondbacks sent right-hander Dallas Buck to the Reds in
Dunn has a career .247 batting average with 270 career homers
and is eligible for free agency at the end of the season.
The Reds are last in the NL Central and on a six-game losing
The Dunn trade comes after a July 31 deal that sent outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr. to the Chicago White Sox for relief pitcher Nick
Masset and a Triple-A player. On Sunday, the Reds designated
veteran catcher David Ross for assignment and called up catcher
Ryan Hanigan from Triple-A Louisville.