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D’Backs want to sign Goldschmidt to a long-term deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly approached first baseman Paul Goldschmidt after signing him to a long-term contract extension. However, at this time, he has informed the team that he would like to hold off on contract talks at this time.

At this time, it is not clear when the two sides are going to go back to the negotiations table on potentially a long-term deal. Players have a tendency to hold on to negotiations during the season, as it could be a distraction for them.

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt bats against the San Francisco Giants
Paul Goldschmidt bats against the San Francisco Giants (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

He is not arbitration eligible until the 2015 season. That means he will remain under the Diamondbacks’ control through at least the 2015 season.

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He made $482,000 this past season.

The 24-year-old saw his first season where he played the majority of the season. He appeared in 145 games for the team.

As a member of the Diamondbacks, he had a .286 batting average with 20 home runs and 82 RBIs in the aforementioned 145 games. He also had a .359 OBP and a .490 slugging percentage.

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In parts of two seasons with the team, Goldschmidt appeared in 193 games. He had 28 home runs and 108 RBIs on 186 hits in 670 at-bats.

He also had a .278 batting average. Plus, he had a .353 OBP and a .487 slugging percentage.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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