Phoenix is in the middle of a rebuilding process, with players like Domingo Santana and Jose Pirela both leaving and the team also reportedly looking to add another left-handed bat.
But, the Phoenix Suns are not interested in leaving the big-league team that they have built in the Arizona desert since the dawn of baseball, according to a report in El País.
“We will not let any of our players leave the Phoenix Sun for any reason whatsoever,” general manager Ryan McDonough told the newspaper.
“That is not something we have any intention of doing.
We have our eyes on the future.”
Phoenix has made a handful of minor-league signings since the season began.
But the team’s most notable signing so far was the trade for Domingos Santana, a former Arizona Diamondbacks prospect who hit .273 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs for the Sun this season.
Santana has struggled with the bat, and the club is reportedly also looking to upgrade its left-hander rotation.
The Suns are currently ranked 14th in the National League in runs scored (4,946), and are tied for 29th in batting average (.314).
McDonick has also said the team is looking for a major-league-ready left-hander.
The club, however, is not currently shopping Santana, the El Paise reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.
The Sun has won four of its past six games, including a 4-0 win over the New York Mets on Monday.
It has also won five of six against the San Diego Padres.