Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/29/13
A person familiar with the negotiations says first baseman Paul Goldschmidt the Arizona Diamondbacks are close to agreement on a $32 million, five-year contract that would run from 2014-18. The deal would include a $14.5 million team option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout, the person said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been finalized. The 25-year-old Goldschmidt agreed in February to a deal paying $500,000 if he is in the majors this season. As a rookie last year, Goldschmidt hit .286 with 43 doubles, 20 home runs and 82 RBIs. This would mark the third major contract for the Diamondbacks this year following deals with second baseman Aaron Hill and third baseman Martin Prado. Goldschmidt's talks were first reported by ESPN.com.
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