Diamondbacks and Eduardo Escobar come to agreement on three-year contract extension
Arizona locks down an important asset through the 2021 season
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season with infielder Eduardo Escobar. Financial details weren't released by the club, but Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the deal is for $21 million.
Escobar was set to hit free agency for the first time in 2019. When third baseman Jake Lamb suffered a season-ending rotator cuff injury in July, the Diamondbacks picked up Escobar
Lamb underwent surgery in August but is expected to be ready for spring training. Lamb, plus infielders Nick Ahmed and Chris Ownings, are eligible for arbitration in 2019. Ketel Marte, who played second base and shortstop this past season, is under contract through 2022 on a five-year, $24 million extension. Escobar has experience at second base and shortstop so it'll be interesting to see what the D-Backs plan to do with their infielders.
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