Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Signings

By Thomas Lynch

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed four players to their Minor League organizations this week including one who has already spent time in the Majors. These type of signings are usually done with organizational depth in mind but who knows, perhaps we will all see them one day in Sedona Red (or teal if it is a Thursday home game).

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The man with Major League experience is catcher Brett Hayes who has received 434 career plate appearances over six seasons. The 31-year old Hayes spent 2015 with the Cleveland Indians where he hit three home runs in 32 at-bats across 14 games. He spent 2009-2012 with the Florida/Miami Marlins and the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Kansas City Royals. Hayes, who was taken in the second round of the 2005 Draft by the Marlins, enjoyed his best year in 2011 when he had 30 hits in 144 plate appearances with five home runs and 16 RBI’s. He will be playing for the Triple A Reno Aces.

The other players the Snakes signed include Jose King, a 16-year old shortstop from La Romana in the Dominican Republic.  Roberto Delgado is a 17-year old shortstop from Cartagena in the country of Colombia. Rounding out this trio is Andy Garcia, a 16-year old catcher also from Cartagena. Expect these three players to have their first stop with the D-backs’ Rookie League squad in the Dominican Republic.

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