Earlier today, the Arizona Diamondbacks signed Evan Longoria to a one-year deal in a move that signals one of the biggest free agent signings so far in what has rather been a very quiet offseason for the Diamondbacks according to Jon Heyman.
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) December 30, 2022
Longoria has spent the last 5 seasons with the San Francisco Giants. In that time frame, he has a batting average of .250 with 412 hits, 70 home runs, 239 runs batted in and 212 runs scored. Before his time with the Giants, he is widely known as the greatest player in Tampa Bay Rays history as he has a batting average of .270 with 1,741 hits, 261 home runs, 892 runs batted in and 780 runs scored as well as one of the most clutch home runs you’ll ever see in history as he sent the Rays to their third ever postseason birth.
— Today in MLB (@Todayin_MLB) December 20, 2017
What this signing brings to the Diamondbacks, is another bat in the lineup as well as a veteran presence that can help mold guys like Corbin Corral and Jake McCarthy to help take that next step in their young careers. With the Diamondbacks still ways away from contending for a playoff spot, this serves as somebody that has playoff experience under their belt and can help teach them what it takes to win at the MLB level.
The Diamondback’s spring training season starts February 25th against the Oakland A’s and the Opening day starts March 30th when they take on the defending National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.