Thursday, January 14, 2016

Former Southern pitcher Cody Hall traded to Diamondbacks

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Former Southern right-hander Cody Hall has had a whirlwind few days.

Hall, who finished last season with the San Francisco Giants, learned Monday that he had been dropped from the organization’s 40-man roster to make room for newly acquired outfielder Denard Span.

But things got better for Hall on Wednesday when the Giants traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named or cash considerations.

“He’ll have a better chance with Arizona,” said Southern coach Roger Cador, citing the Giants offseason acquisitions of standout pitchers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija and their trickle-down effect on the roster.

Cador said Hall, who had a 6.48 earned run average in seven appearances in his first major-league stint last season, called him after being dropped from San Francisco’s roster. The coach called a friend of his – Diamondbacks senior vice president and general manager Dave Stewart – to put in a good work for the 28-year-old Hall, a 19th-round draft choice in 2011.


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