Diamondbacks Sign Infielder; Slashed .310/.338/.775 In Minors Last Season

He elected free agency back in November.

Now, the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed infielder Yairo Munoz to a minor-league contract.

Munoz was sent outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley by the Philadelphia Phillies after he went unclaimed on waivers. However, Munoz rejected the outright assignment and instead elected free agency.

The twenty-eight-year-old got into 29 games with the Phillies last season, slashing .211/.250/.404, with three home runs, seven RBIs, one stolen base and seven runs scored.

He then spent the rest of the season in Triple-A where he recorded an impressive .310/.338/.775 triple-slash line, with six home runs,37 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and 41 runs scored over 277 at-bats.

The twenty-eight-year-old gives the Diamondbacks some nice infield depth and should crack the major-league roster at some point this season.

Over his five-year career, Munoz has played with the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox and the Phillies. He holds a career .268 batting average, with 14 home runs, 66 RBIs, 16 stolen bases and 72 runs scored over 242 games.
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