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Diamondbacks Sign Veteran Catcher Alex Avila

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a two-year deal with veteran catcher Alex Avila.

On Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that Avila’s new contract is worth $8.25 million. He reportedly passed his physical with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Avila, 31, spent time with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs during the 2017 season. He was dealt to the Cubs right before the trade deadline. Between the two teams, Avila batted .264 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs in 112 games played.

In nine MLB seasons, Avila has a career batting average of .243. The best season of his career was in 2011, when he hit .295 with 19 home runs and 82 RBIs. That year, he was named to the American League All-Star team.

Avila will now compete with Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann for the Diamondbacks starting catcher position.

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Diamondbacks Exercise Option on Paul Goldschmidt

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have exercised the club option on first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, according to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert.

With the option, Goldschmidt will earn $14.5 million in lieu of a $2 million buyout.

Goldschmidt posted a slash line of .290/.389/.533 to go along with 33 home runs during the 2018 season.

 

 

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Diamondbacks Acquire Patrick Kivlehan

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired utilityman Patrick Kivlehan from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations, according to an announcement from the team.

To create room on the 40-man roster, Arizona shifted outfielder Jarrod Dyson to the 60-day DL.

Kivlehan, 28, has had a solid season in Triple A, posting a .314/.372/.588 slashline with twenty home runs.

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Diamondbacks To Re-Sign Randall Delgado

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are re-signing right handed pitcher Randall Delgado on a minor league contract, according to the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro.

Delgado was designated for assignment back in July and he has missed a big chunk of the 2018 season while recovering from an oblique injury that initially placed him on the 60-day disabled list, preventing him from officially starting his season until July.

A dip in velocity was noticed when Delgado returned, but he has a history of solid bullpen work with the Dbacks.

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