The Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero came out and told reporters this afternoon the two sides have agreed to abandon extension talks. Montero will earn nearly $6 million this year and hit free agency at season's end. Let's take a look at some other notes out of Arizona...
- D'Backs manager Kirk Gibson announced righty starter Ian Kennedy will be the Opening Day starter for the club this year, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
- Apparently, the D'Backs were in on starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and offered him a one-year deal, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Kuroda, though, preferred to play for the Yankees or Red Sox and he ended up with the former of the two teams.
- A reason the extension talks between Montero and the Diamondbacks could have certainly been because of Yadier Molina's five-year, $75 million extension. No one saw that coming, and Molina's contract will help catchers like Montero and Mike Napoli.