MLB free agency: Evan Longoria signs with Arizona Diamondbacks on one-year deal, per report

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have actually signed 3rd baseman Evan Longoria to a one-year offer, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. He’s ensured $4 million and might make up to another $1 million in perks, according to the Arizona Republic.

Longoria, 37, invested the last 5 seasons within the National League West as a member of the San Francisco Giants. He batted .250/.312/.438 (103 OPS+) with 70 crowning achievement throughout that time. Baseball Reference approximated that his contributions deserved 6.9 Wins Above Replacement.

CBS Sports ranked Longoria as the 45th finest totally free representative offered getting in the offseason. Here’s what we blogged about him and his video game at the time:

Longoria is nearing completion of the line on what’s been a fantastic profession. He’s sporting a 119 OPS+ over the last 2 seasons, however do not be tricked by his marks: he’s no longer a daily gamer. Right-handers (particularly their sliders) tear him up, making him a liability to begin most days. If Longoria is open to a part-time function, and it would be within his rights to decide rather for retirement, he needs to have the ability to supply offending worth versus left-handed pitchers. The Giants utilized him well in that regard, empowering him with the squad benefit a career-high 44 percent of the time in 2022. Whatever the future holds, Longoria must take pride in his past. 

Longoria figures to see substantial time at 3rd base for the Diamondbacks, maybe as part of a timeshare with Josh Rojas. It must be kept in mind that Rojas is a left-handed player, recommending he would get the higher work needs to supervisor Torey Lovullo squad them on a stringent handedness basis.

Prior to Longoria’s five-year stint with the Giants, he had actually invested the totality of his profession as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. Those were, and are most likely to stay, his salad days. In parts of 10 seasons with the Rays, he published a 125 OPS+ and notched 51.2 Wins Above Replacement. 

Longoria is a three-time All Star and a three-time Gold Glove Award winner.

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