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12/12/08 11:40 PM EST

D-backs cut loose four players

Burke, Hammock, Ledezma, Salazar become free agents

PHOENIX -- The D-backs elected not to tender contracts to four players Friday.

Infielder Chris Burke, catcher Robby Hammock, lefty Wil Ledezma and outfielder Jeff Salazar became free agents as a result of the club's decision.

The D-backs signed their other salary arbitration eligible player, Augie Ojeda, to a one-year contract earlier this week.

With the moves, the D-backs 40-man roster stands at 36.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.