Adding Deception

The Diamondbacks had spoken to the Reds in previous years about lefthander Jon Coutlangus, so when the Reds designated him for assignment on Opening Day, it simply opened another door. The Diamondbacks acquired Coutlangus for minor league outfielder Daniel Perales on April 7, giving them another lefthanded reliever in an organization that remains a bit thin in that specialty.

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