Arias was released by the Diamondbacks on Thursday, Diamondbacks broadcaster Steve Berthiaume reports. A non-roster invitee to spring training, the 31-year-old Arias probably needed an injury or two in front of him to have a real shot at the Opening Day roster. He offers defensive versatility and decent contact skills, but only has seven home runs and 13 stolen bases through 1,052 career at-bats.
Arias agreed to a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks on Sunday that includes an invite to spring training, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Arias's deal will give him a chance to showcase his skills at spring training, with the middle infield likely representing the weakest portion of the Diamondbacks' roster heading into camp. The 31-year-old saw action in 40 games with the Giants last season, batting just .207/.207/.276 with one home run and four RBI in 58 at-bats.
Giants infielder Joaquin Arias accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. He was designated for assignment last week.
The Giants designated first baseman Joaquin Arias for assignment Monday, the team announced. Arias hit .297 with one home run and four RBI in 58 at-bats this season.
Giants shortstop Joaquin Arias went 2 for 3 in Monday's loss to the Mets. Arias got his first hit since June 23 and his first multi-hit game than April 28. Arias had two of the Giants' three hits in the shutout loss.