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Several Arizona Diamondbacks available at trade deadline

A trio of veterans may be leaving the desert as July progresses.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have made pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Addision Reed and infielder Aaron Hill available in trades and have received interest in all three players, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

After an injury-plagued 2014 with the Rays, Hellickson has been healthy in his first season in Arizona, pitching 94⅔ innings in 17 starts this season, posting a 5.04 ERA and 1.37 WHIP to go with a 4.06 FIP, walking 27 and striking out 80.

Hellickson could be an intriguing option for a contender, especially if he can return to the form of his first three seasons that saw him post an ERA below 3.50 each year and win AL Rookie of the Year honors in 2011.

Reed started the season as the Diamondbacks’ closer and saved three games early in the season, but had a 5.92 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 24⅓ innings before demoted to Triple-A Reno on June 22.

Despite the poor ERA, Reed has a FIP of just 3.85, which is actually lower than his 4.03 FIP in 2014, a season that saw him save 32 games for Arizona, his third straight season with at least 29 saves. He has allowed two runs in 5⅓ innings at Triple-A since his demotion and could certainly be a useful bullpen piece for a team that acquires him.

At age 33, Hill is no longer a regular starter for the Diamondbacks, but he has appeared in 67 games for Arizona, hitting .216/.284/.324 with four home runs in 176 at bats, playing both second base and third base.

The issue for any team acquiring Hill is that he is set to make $12 million in 2016, which is expensive for someone who is now a bench player. That said, if a contender decides that is something they can afford, he has value as a quality reserve infielder.

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