PHOENIX — In a money-saving move, the Arizona Diamondbacks have traded Bronson Arroyo and last year’s first-round draft pick Touki Toussaint to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Phil Gosselin.
The 38-year-old Arroyo has not pitched since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July 18. He signed with Arizona as a free agent before last season after eight years with the Cincinnati Reds.
The 19-year-old Toussaint was 2-2 with a 3.69 ERA in seven starts for Class A Kane County. In two seasons in the Diamondbacks system he was 4-6 with a 5.65 ERA.
Gosselin, 26, has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 18 with a fractured left thumb. He was hitting .325 (13-for-40) with four doubles and two RBIs in 20 games