Found May 25, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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PHOENIX The Diamondbacks made a proactive move Friday in agreeing to a five-year, 60 million contract extension with catcher Miguel Montero. Montero would have been the prize catcher on the free agent market this winter, and big-market teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston and the New York Mets are among those who could be in the market for a top-tier catcher. The D-backs and Montero have been in clandestine negotiations, a source said Friday, since the sides agreed to a one-year, 5.9 contract to avoid Monteros final year of salary arbitration. Good for Miggy, one veteran D-backs player said when told of the news. The D-backs will announce the deal Saturday, the source said. Montero was offered a four-year contract worth about 8 million a year in January, but the talks stalled two days into spring training, after St. Louis signed Yadier Molina to a five-year, 75-million deal. Montero, 28, was among the hitting leaders among NL catchers in 2009-11, ranking first in d...
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