D-backs avoid arbitration with four players
Corbin, Delgado, Owings and Herrmann agree to one-year deals
The D-backs avoided arbitration with four players on Friday, the team announced. Left-hander Patrick Corbin, right-hander Randall Delgado, infielder Chris Owings and catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann all agreed to one-year contracts for 2017. The team did not disclose the terms of the deals.
Arizona has two arbitration-eligible players remaining. However, they are the club's two biggest names on that front -- Shelby Miller, the return from last offseason's trade that sent Dansby Swanson to Atlanta, and Taijuan Walker, the return from the November trade that sent Jean Segura to Seattle.
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Corbin struggled in 2016, going 5-13 with a career-worst 5.15 ERA in 36 games, 24 of them starts. He was taken out of the starting rotation in August and finished the season in the bullpen. The 27-year-old made $2,525,000 last year in his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Delgado made a team-high 79 appearances for the D-backs in relief last season, with a 4.44 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 75 innings. The 26-year-old will be entering his fifth season with the D-backs.
Owings had his best big league season to date in 2016, hitting .277/.315/.416 in 119 games with five home runs, 49 RBIs, 21 steals and a Major league-leading 11 triples. The 25-year-old set career highs in all those categories except home runs.
The 29-year-old Herrmann hit .284/.352/.493 with six home runs and 28 RBIs in 56 games in his first season in Arizona.