Joe Saunders Agrees To One-Year Deal With Arizona Diamondbacks

Wednesday January 18th, 2012

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with free-agent starter Joe Saunders on a one-year deal, according to Steven Henson of Yahoo! Sports.

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The Diamondbacks had made the decision to non-tender Saunders last month, however the left-handed starter wanted to work out a way to return to Arizona. Saunders reportedly turned down an initial two-year, $12 million deal, however it appears he has now settled for a one year contract with the club.

The 30-year-old starting pitcher went 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA for Arizona in 2011. In his seven-year career he has posted a 162 game average record of 15-11 with a 4.16 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 208 innings pitched. The Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Florida Marlins were all linked to Saunders this winter.

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