D-Backs get Eckstein


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NEW YORK -- David Eckstein has been traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving the NL West leaders a late-season spark plug with impressive October credentials.

The 2006 World Series MVP with St. Louis, Eckstein batted .277 with a homer and 23 RBIs for Toronto.

Known for his all-out hustle, the 5-foot-7 infielder also helped the Angels win the 2002 World Series.

The Diamondbacks sent minor league right-hander Chad Beck to the Blue Jays on Sunday for Eckstein, who could help replace injured second baseman Orlando Hudson in Arizona.
Source: ESPN - D-backs send minor leaguer to Blue Jays for Eckstein - MLB

This is a good pickup for the D-Backs. Eckstein is a good veteran player. He'll definitely help them come playoff time.

I wish my Cardinals still had him. He was my favorite player when he was here.


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That's the second player that the Jays decided to trade away.

After Cito Gaston was named the new Coach of the Jays, Eckstein didn't play much, John McDonald got most of the playing time.

With that being said, this is a great pick up for the Diamondbacks. He's a great player.