UPDATE: The Diamondbacks traded Trevor Cahill to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday for outfielder Josh Elander and cash considerations, the team told AZCentral reporter Nick Piecoro.
Now Dbacks saying deal is done: Cahill and cash considerations for OF Josh Elander.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 3, 2015
The receiving club would have to pick up at least half of Cahill's $12 million salary due in 2015, AZCentral reported Thursday.
Dbacks have had trade discussions involving Trevor Cahill, sources say. Club would likely have to pick up at least half of his $12M salary.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 2, 2015
USA Today's Bob Nightengale added context to the AZCentral report, saying Thursday that the team in contention for Cahill's services was the Atlanta Braves.
Cahill, 27, went 3-12 last season for Arizona with a 5.61 ERA, and split time between starting games and relief appearances. As a 22-year-old with the Oaklans Athletics in the 2010 season, Cahill was an All-Star and went 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA.
- Will Green