The Diamondbacks have signed infielder Daniel Descalso to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, per a team announcement. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal adds that the deal includes a $2 million club option for 2018.
Descalso, 30, appeared at five positions last season (all four outfield spots and left field), and will provide depth behind Brandon Drury, Chris Owings and John Lamb in the club’s infield while providing a lefty bat. His market was slow to develop this winter, partially due to the lack of teams with clear infield needs.
Descalso had one of the best years of his career with the Rockies in 2016, hitting .264/.349/.424 with eight homers in 99 games. He spent two years in Colorado after a five-year stint as a member of the Cardinals, and owns a lifetime .242/.315/.352 line with 23 homers in 729 games over seven seasons.
Descalso is the latest of a number of veteran additions to the D-Backs’ roster this winter, as he joins Oswaldo Arcia, Gregor Blanco, Chris Iannetta, Jeff Mathis, Fernando Rodney and Taijuan Walker.