The 25-year-old Parra was seeking a raise to the tone of $2.7 million a year while the D’backs were offering around $2.1 million a year. The finally reached a settlement on the aforementioned number.
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Gerardo Parra to a one-year, $2.35 million deal today avoiding arbitration.
Photo courtesy of the Phoenix New Times
The 2011 Gold Glove recipient will be expected to play all three outfield positions this season and is coming off a productive season for Arizona. Last season. he made 90 starts, 44 in center, 33 in left and 13 in right.
Parra hit .273 with 21 doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 133 games last year for the D’backs, who will be looking for a jump in those numbers as he sees more playing time this season. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder is a career .280 hitter with 23 home runs and 172 RBI in four seasons with the D’backs from 2009-12.
You can watch Parra in this year’s World Baseball Classic as he will suit up for Team Venezuela.
With Parra’s signing today, this means that Arizona has no remaining arbitration-eligible players on their roster.