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D-backs dodge arbitration, ink 1-year deals with six players

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen (23) pitches during the first inning against the Texas Rangers during game five of the 2023 World Series at Chase Field.

On Thursday, January 11th, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced that they successfully avoided arbitration by securing one-year agreements with six players.

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The list of players includes:

  • RHP Zac Gallen
  • RHP Kevin Ginkel
  • LHP Joe Mantiply
  • RHP Paul Sewald
  • RHP Ryan Thompson
  • INF Christian Walker

In terms of the financial details, Christian Walker’s one-year deal emerged as the most substantial, amounting to $10.9 million. Zac Gallen closely followed at $10.011 million, with Paul Sewald coming in next at $7.34 million.

The last two players to finalize their agreements were Ryan Thompson at $1.35 million and Joe Mantiply at $925k.

This marks a significant victory for the Diamondbacks as they successfully reached settlements with every arbitration-eligible player on their roster.

Navigating through what can often be a cumbersome process, the D-backs managed to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for both parties.

With the conclusion of this less exciting phase of the offseason, Arizona can now refocus their attention on securing the final piece they have been aiming to acquire this winter.

Among the players the Diamondbacks have expressed interest in, J.D. Martinez and Jorge Soler stand at the top of their wish list. This is particularly crucial as acquiring a designated hitter aligns with Mike Hazen’s clear acknowledgment of the team’s needs.

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