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Diamonbacks rumors: Paul Goldschmidt extension talks ongoing

Arizona is in continued dialogue with their young first baseman about a multi-year deal.

Christian Petersen

The Arizona Diamondbacks are "engaged" in an ongoing discussion with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt about a multi-year contract extension, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

While no resolution or timeline is mentioned, it is probably a good sign for the D'Backs that talks with the first baseman have now continued for over a week. After a failed attempt to approach Goldschmidt about an extension in early February, Arizona tried again early last week and -- if the continued dialogue is any indication -- have found the young slugger to be more receptive this time around.

Goldschmidt, 25, got his first full season of big-league action in 2012, and did not disappoint. "Goldy" mashed his way to a .289/.359/.490 line with 20 home runs in 145 games for the D'Backs, good enough for 3.1 bWAR. Arizona still has five seasons of team control over Goldschmidt -- and two years until he reaches arbitration -- so any multi-year deal would likely end up being on the team-friendly side.

If the two sides can work out a deal, it'll be the fifth multi-year extension the D'Backs have handed out since the end of 2012, with Goldschmidt joining teammates Aaron Hill, J.J. Putz, Martin Prado, and Cliff Pennington.


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