Jul 14, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter (55) runs to the dugout after pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. The Brewers defeated the Diamondbacks 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

D'backs and Collmenter Avoid Arbritration

The Arizona Diamondbacks and relief pitcher Josh Collmenter have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two year deal, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. It was also announced by the D’backs in a press release. According to Hardball Talk and Rosenthal, the deal is worth $2.425 million dollars. It also includes a club option and a mutual option, which could reach $6.5 million in value if both options were to be exercised. The Diamondbacks still have three players that could go to arbitration: Mark Trumbo, Joe Thatcher, and Gerardo Parra.

This agreement is very important for two reasons. Number one, the arbitration process is very complicated and it’s no fun for either side. Number two, Collmenter has so much value to the team as a long reliever giving tons of innings to help win games and save the bullpen when its gassed. Plus, he can spot start. In my opinion, he is one of the most underrated relievers in baseball.

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