D-backs sign infielder Descalso

Gosselin designated for assignment

February 7th, 2017

The D-backs signed free-agent infielder to a one-year contract, the club announced Tuesday. To make room for Descalso on the 40-man roster, they designated infielder Phil Gosselin for assignment.

MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal reported the deal guarantees Descalso $1.5 million for 2017 and includes a $2 million buyout for 2018.

Descalso, 30, spent the last two seasons in Colorado. He hit .264 with a career-best eight home runs and 38 RBIs through 99 games in 2016.

The veteran infielder began his big league career in 2010 and spent five seasons in St. Louis, where he won a World Series in 2011.

Gosselin, 28, was acquired by Arizona in a trade with the Braves in June 2015. He's appeared in 146 games for the D-backs since, batting .283 with five homers and 26 RBIs.