Sources: Diamondbacks trying to trade Aaron Hill

The Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade second baseman Aaron Hill, according to league sources.

Hill, 33, is entering the final year of his contract, where he is scheduled to earn $12 million.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that the Diamondbacks were trying to move a second baseman, which could possibly free them up to sign free agent Howie Kendrick. Signing Kendrick would result in the Diamondbacks parting with their second draft pick of the offseason.

If the Diamondbacks trade Hill and fail to sign Kendrick, it’s possible they try to sign or trade for a bullpen piece, although that is unconfirmed.

In 116 games played last season, Hill hit .230 with six home runs and 39 RBI.

First Zack Greinke, then Shelby Miller. Now Howie Kendrick? Stay tuned.

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