Posted January 31, 2013

Martin Prado signs four-year, $40-million extension with Diamondbacks

MLB

Infielder Martin Prado reached a four-year extension worth $40 million with the Diamondbacks on Thursday, reports NBC Sports. Arizona bought out Prado’s arbitration year this year and added three more years through 2016. Prado made $4.75 million with the Braves last season. His arbitration demand was $7.05 million and the Diamondbacks countered with $6 million.

Prado, along with Randall Delgado and minor league prospects, went to the Diamondbacks in the trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta last week. The 29-year-old hit .301/.359/.438 last season and played the majority of his games in left field, although he also spent time at all four infield positions. Prado will play third base for the Diamondbacks.


5 comments
RaulVazquez
RaulVazquez

the D'backs would need to keep rebuilding their  farm system, so whenever the team is in need for top pitching or position players,,those players be ready to move in the major level,,,

RaulVazquez
RaulVazquez

Now the D'backs would need to secure randall delgado to a long term deal that's IF he is ready to hit free agency,,,

RaulVazquez
RaulVazquez

Prado may not have secure the third base position, but he has the versatility in be able to play multiple positions,,,

RaulVazquez
RaulVazquez

Prado deserves to be with a team who shows some reconigcion in his experience as a all around player,,

 

thatmanstu
thatmanstu

Good for him. He has moved around as asked by his team for several years now. He can settle in at third and get comfortable now. Good trade and good signing for D-Backs.