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Rays acquire OF Hazelbaker from D-backs

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CHICAGO -- The Rays acquired outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker from the D-backs in exchange for cash considerations on Tuesday.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jose De Leon (recovering from Tommy John surgery) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

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CHICAGO -- The Rays acquired outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker from the D-backs in exchange for cash considerations on Tuesday.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jose De Leon (recovering from Tommy John surgery) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

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Hazelbaker, 30, will join Triple-A Durham.

Hazelbaker is a left-handed hitter who can play all three outfield positions. He split last season -- his first in the D-backs' organization -- between Triple-A Reno and the Majors, appearing in 41 games and making seven starts at the Major League level.

While with Arizona, Hazelbaker hit .346/.443/.577 with two doubles, two triples and two home runs. He hit .370/.469/.741 off the bench and .313/.421/.375 as a pinch-hitter.

Over two seasons in the Majors with the D-backs and the Cardinals, Hazelbaker has hit .258/.327/.500 with nine doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 38 RBIs in 155 games. He was designated for assignment by Arizona on Friday.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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