Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 2/8/13
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 runs, 44 doubles and 85 RBIs last season en route to his first career Silver Slugger Award. He also hit for the cycle twice, becoming the first major league player to do so since 1931. Hill established career highs in slugging percentage (.552), OPS (.882) and extra-base hits (76) on his way to being selected as the D-backs most valuable player by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA Hill came to Arizona as part of a trade with Toronto in August 2011.
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