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Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson is staying put.
Johnson, 29, has accepted the team's arbitration offer on a one-year deal.
Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August, Johnson belted 21 homers and had 58 RBIs in 2011.
He fared well in Toronto, batting .270 with three homers and nine RBIs in 33 games. In his first 114 contests in Arizona last season, Johnson batted .209.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with first baseman Lyle Overbay on a one-year contract.
Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers announced the deal Friday but didn't disclose any financial details.
The 34-year-old Overbay hit .286 with one home run, four doubles and 10 RBI in 18 games after signing with Arizona as a free agent on Aug. 13. He was released by Pittsburgh...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks made some headway at the winter meetings while laying the groundwork for more.
Lyle Overbay will be back. Joe Saunders most likely will not.
And Kevin Towers, as always, showed a willingness to embrace the art of the deal, even though the Diamondbacks were unable to find a fit at the winter meetings that ended with the selection of Class A right-hander...
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Lyle Overbay agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal to remain in the desert.
Overbay, who will turn 35 next month, batted .286 with one homer and 10 RBIs in 18 games with the Diamondbacks last season.
The veteran will serve as a backup to Paul Goldschmidt, who had a promising start to his major league career.
The 24-year-old Goldschmidt belted...
Arizona general manager Kevin Towers said prior to this week's Major League Baseball winter meetings that the Diamondbacks had no untouchables, and he's a man of his word.
On Friday, the Diamondbacks traded a prized arm in their minor league system, right-hander Jarrod Parker, to the Oakland Athletics as part of a package that fills two areas of concern. Trevor Cahill, an...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with first baseman Lyle Overbay of Centralia on a one-year contract worth a reported $1 million.
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The Diamondbacks nowadays seem more willing to part with some of his better prospects if it means keeping Arizona on top of the NL West and poised for a World Series run.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Arizona Diamondbacks were named among Valley companies as one of the "Best Places to Work," when the Phoenix Business Journal announced its list of 2011 recipients at an awards luncheon today at the Arizona Biltmore. The D-backs ranked fifth among medium-sized companies for the second consecutive year.
Sandy Alderson talked with reporters today and said last night’s trade came together in an hour and a half, with both teams meeting earlier in the night.
According to Alderson, how Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez are used in the bullpen will be up to Terry Collins. However, he said, ‘There will be a soft hierarchy.”
Next, he said, he must focus on filling out...
The A's have traded pitchers Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitchers Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook and outfielder Collin Cowgill.