Found February 08, 2013 on
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The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a three-year extension worth $35 million with second baseman Aaron Hill. The extension will start in 2014, effectively making his contract worth four years and $40.5 million when his $5.5 million salary is taken into account.
Hill, 31 in March, is coming off of a career year in 2012 in the desert, contributing 6.2 fWAR to the Diamondbacks while hitting .302/.360/.522 with 26 homers and 14 stolen bases. Giving him an average salary of $10.125 million over the next four years (and nearly $12 million from 2014-16) seems a bit risky, considering how terrible Hill had been in 2008, 2010, and 2011.
I'm even more curious of this deal considering Hill's age. Paying that much for a player in his early 30s is questionable, especially considering other contracts given to second basemen across the league. Dan Uggla got five years and $62 million from the Braves going into his age 31 season, and he's fallen off dramatically since. Ian Kins...
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The Diamondbacks secured another of their infielders long-term on Friday, signing second baseman Aaron Hill to a three-year, $35 million extension, according to major-league sources.
Hill, who earned $5.5 million last season, was eligible for free agency at the end of the season. The Diamondbacks recently signed another of their potential free-agent infielders, third baseman Martin...
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Diamondbacks and second baseman Aaron Hill agreed Friday to a new three-year, 35 million contract.
Hill's new deal will keep him in Arizona through 2016. He had signed a two-year, 11 million contract following the 2011 season and was set to earn 5.5 million this year in the final year of his contract.
The 30-year-old Hill hit a career-best .302 with 26 home...
A person with knowledge of the situation says the Arizona Diamondbacks and second baseman Aaron Hill have agreed to a new three-year, $35 million contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal had not been publicly announced.
The 30-year-old infielder hit .302 with 26 home runs and 85 RBIs last season. He came to Arizona as...
Multiple outlets are reporting that the Arizona Diamondbacks and second baseman Aaron Hill have agreed to a three year extension worth $35 million.
Hill would have become a free agent at the end of this season. He finished last season with a .302;/.360/.522 line while hitting 26 home runs and driving in 85 RBI. Hill also stole 14 bases for the Diamondbacks and provides steady defense...
ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting this morning that the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a new three-year deal with 2B Aaron Hill worth a reported $35 million dollars. Hill appeared in 156 games last season for the Diamondbacks batting .302 while hitting 26 home runs and driving in 86. He added 14 stolen bases. Hill finished second on the Diamonds last season in home runs and...
Soon-to-be free agent second baseman Aaron Hill said he was happy living in Arizona and playing for the MLB’s Diamondbacks and that’s why he recently signed a contract extension with the National League ball club. Hill was acquired by Arizona in a trade in 2011 and have been quite happy with him ever since. The mutual admirers got together and worked out a new deal that will...
I’m not exactly sure where Martin Prado‘s 17 steals came from last year — he’d totaled just 13 in his prior four seasons — but you won’t find me complaining. It was great to see him get back to his .300+ average after a down .260 mark in 2011, and you can thank a return to Prado’s line-drive ways for that. In 2011 Prado’s line drive rate was just 14.6%. In 2010 and...