(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) Ever since Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt stepped on a baseball field he has been able to hit the ball a long way.
The Diamondbacks know what Goldschmidt is capable of and expect the 24-year-old to contribute but they're not necessarily looking for power.
''I would be happy if he did what he did last year and nothing more than that. He was a major contributor to our club last year,'' Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said. ''We've got power throughout our lineup. If the power comes, great, but finding a way to get on base, if it is a walk or a base hit, I will take that from him. The beauty of our lineup is that we are not relying on one or two guys to hit the ball out of the ballpark. We have several guys who can do that. The key thing is when guys do that, we have guys on base.''
Goldschmidt made his major league debut on Aug. 1, and singled in his first at-bat. The next day, the 6-foot-3 slugger hit his first home run, off of S...