With Joe Thatcher agreeing to a one year deal, the Arizona Diamondbacks have two players that are still heading toward arbitration hearings. Gerardo Parra and Mark Trumbo submitted their figures yesterday as did the D’backs. The story was reported by Jim McLennan at azsnakepit.com.
Parra submitted a figure of $5.2 million while Arizona offered $4.3 million. Parra is coming off an outstanding season in which he led the Majors in Assists with 17 and Defensive Runs Saved with 41. He also hit a career-high ten home runs. The 26-year old Parra made $2.35 million dollars in 2013. As for Trumbo, he submitted an amount $5.85 million dollars while the Snakes countered with $3.4 million. Last season, Trumbo set career highs in home runs with 34 and RBI’s with 100. The 28-year old outfielder had a 2013 salary of $540,000. Winning his case (if it gets that far) represents a raise over ten times last year’s figure.
No one likes these hearings. Let’s hope all parties involved come to agreements before the next step is taken in a couple of weeks.