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Gibson keeping up to date on Deadline deals

Gibson keeping up to date on Deadline deals

PHOENIX -- As Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson continues to frequently speak with club executive vice president and general manager Kevin Towers to remain in the know as the team looks to bolster its postseason push.

"I talked to him a little last night; he's very busy, I know that," Gibson said. "It seems like those guys talk all the time. When he's around me, his phone rings all the time."

Aside from claiming relief pitcher Brad Bergesen off waivers from Baltimore, the only move the D-backs have made so far has been to trade Ryan Roberts to the Rays for a Minor Leaguer.

"I haven't talked to him a lot since then," Gibson said. "I think [Towers] has it in his own head that certain things can only happen if other things happen."

And whether the club does end up making any other transactions before the Deadline, Gibson knows a lot will be discussed behind closed doors without ever becoming serious.

"People just throw stuff out there," he said. "But what does it mean? It's just that time of year. A high, very high, percentage of the inquirers go nowhere."

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