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D-backs GM Dave Stewart spoke openly about pursuit of Aroldis Chapman

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 9: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on April 9, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds defeated the Pirates 3-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 9: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on April 9, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds defeated the Pirates 3-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline.

After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters:

Stewart admitted that he doesn't know where the talks will lead, but the openness is certainly different from what is traditionally seen at this time of year.

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On the season, Chapman sports a 1.73 ERA with an astounding 74 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings pitched.