Found February 02, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with outfielder/third basemen Martin Prado, reports Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. The contract is for four years and 4.75 million. Prado was traded to the Diamondbacks from Atlanta in the Justin Upton trade.
Prado, 29, is expected to be Arizona's starting third basemen. He played all around the diamond in 2012 for the Braves, appearing in games in left field, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop. The one-time all-star hit .301 with 10 home runs and 70 RBIs. He also had 17 stolen bases and was caught four times.
Prado will give Arizona an an improvement at third base. In 2012, Chris Johnson, who was traded to Atlanta in the same trade that brought Prado to the Diamondbacks, was the starting third basemen. He hit .281 in 2012. Even though Prado will make the 2013 Diamondbacks better than the 2012 team, Arizona still is not good enough to beat the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013.
var _gaq = _gaq || ;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
If you have power they will come.
Not quite the famous words uttered in Field of Dreams, but when you club 59 homers in two years with a club record 34 in one, you’re going to perk the interest of many teams and the Arizona Diamondbacks were definitely one of them.
The York Daily Record reported that the Diamondbacks as well, as many other teams were interested in Nowak...
As expected, the Arizona Diamondbacks signed new third baseman Martin Prado to a four-year, $40 million contract extension Jan. 31, maximizing their return in the seven-player trade that sent Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves for Prado and four prospects the previous week. The D-backs' payroll for the 40-man roster should be about $91 million this season...
The Arizona Diamondbacks inked newly-acquired third baseman Martin Prado to a four-year contract extension that will pay the former Brave $40 million and keep him in the deser until 2016. He'll make $7 million in 2013 to avoid arbitration, and $11 million in each season from 2014 to 2016.
The contract actually seems like a solid value for the Diamondbacks, who really haven...
The Justin Upton trade suddenly looks better for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The D-Backs locked up infielder/outfielder Martin Prado on Thursday, signing him to a four-year contract.
The deal, which was announced by the team, is for $40 million, according to a major-league source.
Prado, 29, was the most significant piece that the Diamondbacks acquired for Upton in a seven-player...
Justin Upton brings speed and power to the Braves line-up
Martin Prado was a very popular Atlanta Brave. The quiet man was a consumate team player, was hard as nails, and played with grit and determination.
While Justin Upton is considered an excellent acquisition, many Braves’ fans are very unhappy to see Prado leave. It was bad enough when the trade was announced, but the recent...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract with Martin Prado just a week after acquiring the former All-Star infielder in a trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta.
Prado had been headed to arbitration and could have become a free agent after this season.
Prado made the All-Star team as the Braves' second baseman in 2010 but is slated to play...
The Chicago White Sox have claimed Lars Anderson off waivers after the first baseman was cut by the Arizona Diamondbacks last month.
The 25-year-old Anderson played six games for Boston last year and went 1 for 8. He hit .250 with nine homers and 59 RBIs in 111 games for Triple-A Pawtucket and Columbus.
Anderson was traded to Cleveland on July 31, and the Indians sent him to Arizona...
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have signed infielder/outfielder Martin Prado to a four-year contract Thursday, one week after they acquired him as part of the haul for outfielder Justin Upton. The deal is worth $40 million, according to a FOX Sports report. Prado, 29, was in his final year of arbitration eligibility and could've become a free agent after the 2013...
The Chicago White Sox announced Friday that they filled their 40-man roster by claiming first baseman Lars Anderson off waivers. Anderson was let go by the Arizona Diamondbacks in January. Anderson, 25, played six games for the Boston Red Sox last year, going 1 for 8 at the plate. He also batted .250 with nine home runs and 59 RBI in 111 games for Class AAA Pawtucket and Columbus...
When the Diamondbacks traded Justin Upton to Arizona last week, the reaction was mostly negative, and was mostly centered around the idea that Arizona traded three years of a young star for a one year rental and some marginal prospects. However, from Arizona’s perspective, they weren’t acquiring one year of Martin Prado; they were acquiring the rights to sign Martin Prado to...
The Diamondbacks on Friday agreed to a new four-year contract with third baseman Martin Prado, the centerpiece of last week's trade that sent Justin Upton to the Braves.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported that the total value of the new deal is 40 million, an average of 10 million a year. The 29-year-old Prado would have been a free agent after the upcoming season.