Found January 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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PHOENIX Like most teams, the Diamondbacks try to avoid salary arbitration inasmuch as the hearings designed to set a players salary can turn into a critique rather than a positive dialogue. So it came as no surprise that the D-backs reached agreement Friday on one-year contracts with third baseman Chris Johnson and pitchers Ian Kennedy, Brad Ziegler and Tony Sipp one day after the quartet filed for arbitration, an offseason formality for players who have between four and six years of major league experience. With the signings, the D-backs have about 83 million in salary commitments in 2013. They have two arbitration-eligible players remaining: outfielder Gerardo Parra and shortstop Cliff Pennington. Kennedy, 15-12 with a 4.04 ERA last season, will make 4.265 million this season, according to a CBS Sports report. He made 509,000 last season coming off a year in which he was 21-4 with a 2.80 ERA and a fourth-place finish in the NL Cy Young balloting. He has pitched at least 200 in...
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