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D-backs re-sign McFarland to 1-year deal

Lefty was free agent after club non-tendered him
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PHOENIX -- The D-backs signed left-hander T.J. McFarland to a one-year deal Wednesday, just days after not tendering him a contract.

By not tendering a contract, the D-backs avoided a possible salary-arbitration hearing with McFarland, who was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $1 million through that process, and he became a free agent.

PHOENIX -- The D-backs signed left-hander T.J. McFarland to a one-year deal Wednesday, just days after not tendering him a contract.

By not tendering a contract, the D-backs avoided a possible salary-arbitration hearing with McFarland, who was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $1 million through that process, and he became a free agent.

McFarland's deal, according to AZcentral.com, is for $850,000 plus the opportunity to earn another $350,000 in bonuses.

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McFarland was 4-5 with a 5.33 ERA in 43 games (one start) for the D-backs this past year. Those numbers were inflated by the seven runs he gave up in one-third of an inning in his lone start of the year and six earned runs over 2 1/3 innings against the Cubs.

Tweet from @Dbacks: #Dbacks agree to terms with LHP T.J. McFarland on a 1-year contract.In 2017, @66TJMac limited left-handed hitters to a .222 average & a .548 OPS in a career-high 43 appearances. pic.twitter.com/ZV70SCAHdz

In addition to re-signing McFarland, the D-backs also announced their Minor League team staffs for 2018.

Greg Gross will return for his second season as manager of Triple-A Reno with Jason Camilli joining his staff as hitting coach.

Shelley Duncan, who managed Class A Advanced Visalia last year, will jump to Double-A Jackson to replace J.R. House, who is taking over as the organization's field and catching coordinator.

Joe Mather, who coached at Jackson last year, will take over for Duncan in Visalia.

Blake Lalli will take over as manager of Class A Kane County, and Darrin Garner will be in his first season as manager of the team's rookie Arizona League entry.

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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