Report: D-Backs Release Barajas, Nieves Earns Spot

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Report: D-Backs Release Barajas, Nieves Earns Spot
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The Diamondbacks released catcher Rod Barajas, tweets Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The D'Backs had signed Barajas to a minor league deal in February, but they've decided to go with Wil Nieves as Miguel Montero's backup behind the dish. And, they avoid paying Barajas a $100K retention bonus.

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