The Arizona Diamondbacks tendered contracts to six arbitration-eligible players.
The Arizona Diamondbacks took care of some housekeeping earlier this week by tendering contracts to six players who are arbitration-eligible. Had they not done this bit of paperwork, each of these players could have become free agents depending on the snafu. The six are A.J. Pollock, Patrick Corbin, Welington Castillo, Rubby De La Rosa, Randall Delgado and Daniel Hudson. Hopefully, each of the players take the route of Matt Reynolds who avoided arbitration by singing a one-year deal with the team. The date to file for arbitration is January 12th with teams and players exchanging figures on January 15th. The hearings take place between February 1st and 21st.
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According to mlbtraderumors.com, these are the projected salaries for the six players:
- Hudson -$2 million
- Castillo-$3.6 million
- Corbin-$2.3 million
- Pollock-$4.3 million
- Delgado-$1 million
- De La Rosa-$3.2 million
About to be posted!
The free agent market for starting pitchers is about to get a little more crowded. Japanese right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda will be posted by his team, the Hiroshima Carp sometime this Winter according to mlbtradrumors. The D-backs, particularly general manager Dave Stewart, has made no secret of his affection for Maeda who turns 28 in April. With the team just shattering the baseball world bu signing Zack Greinke, it will be interesting to see if they take a run at Maeda.
So Long, Zeke
Former D-backs’ pitcher Zeke Spruill is now a member of the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization. The 26-year old Spruill, who came to Arizona as part of the Justin Upton trade, pitched in 12 games for the Snakes between 2013 and 2014. He spent 2015 in the Boston Red Sox organization appearing in 35 games for Triple A Pawtucket. We wish him the best of luck as he tries to jump-start his career in the Far East.
Still interest in Leake
Despite the massive contract given to Greinke, the Snakes still have interest in free agent pitcher Mike Leake, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. His former team, the San Francisco Giants will surely have an interest in him as will the now-Greinke less Los Angeles Dodgers. It appears as though the three teams that were part of the Greinke derby will now battle it out for the 28-year old Leake.
Here are some other D-backs’ links from around the Web.
Greinke First Thoughts-azsnakepit
Other links from around the FanSided Network
Dodgers Should Pursue Kenta Maeda-dodgersway
New Catching Tandem Bodes Well for White Sox-calltothepen