So the Arizona Diamondbacks have been pretty busy Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the Diamondbacks completed a three-team trade that sent Mark Trumbo and two players to be named later from the Los Angeles Angels to the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks sent outfielder Adam Eaton to the White Sox and left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs to the Angels while left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago will be dealt Chicago to Anaheim.
Now, the Diamondbacks are after another pretty name.
Diamondbacks have offered Joba Chamberlain a one-year deal worth close to $3 million.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 10, 2013
Chamberlain has obviously never lived up the hype he entered the league with, but he could help the Diamondbacks out of the bullpen, especially after they just parted ways with Skaggs.
Last season, Chamberlain went 2-1 with a 4.93 ERA for the New York Yankees. He 42 innings and gave up 23 earned runs on 47 hits and 26 walks. He has been unable to stay healthy, throwing just 20.2 innings in 2012 and 28.2 innings in 2011.
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs are also interested in signing Chamberlain.