Mark Trumbo's ability to make pitchers pay will go a long way in determining the D'backs' success. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Trumbo and the D'backs Avoid Arbitration


Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted that the Arizona Diamondbacks and Mark Trumbo agreed on a one year deal worth $4.8 million dollars, avoiding arbitration. Trumbo was asking for $5.85 million while the D’backs were offering $3.4 million. The slugger came to the team in December in the three way trade that sent Tyler Skaggs to the Los Angeles Angels and Adam Eaton to the Chicago White Sox. Trumbo hit 34 home runs and drove in 100 runs in 2013 for the Halos and has 95 HR’s and 284 RBI’s over the course of his three year career.

Other D’back players who avoided arbitration earlier this Winter were Joe Thatcher, Gerardo Parra and Josh Collmenter. The club has not had an arbitration case since 2001, when catcher Damian Miller beat them.

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