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Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with OF Parra

<p>Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with outfielder Gerardo Parra by agreeing on a one-year contract, the club announced Monday.</p>

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with outfielder Gerardo Parra by agreeing on a one-year contract, the club announced Monday.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Parra had been seeking a salary of $5.2 million, with the Diamondbacks making an initial offer of $4.3 million.

The 26-year-old appeared in 156 games for Arizona last season and batted .268 with 48 RBI. He has spent all five of his major-league campaigns with the Diamondbacks.

Parra also received a National League Gold Glove Award as Arizona's primary right fielder and set a franchise record with a NL-best 17 assists last season.

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