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D-backs and Ketel Marte to a five-year contract

The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed with INF Ketel Marte on a 5-year contract through 2027 (beginning in 2023) with a team option for 2028.

  • Ranks second in the Majors with a .318 average since the start of 2019, trailing only Tim Anderson/CWS (.322).
  • In 2021, named the D-backs’ Most Valuable Player by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA after hitting .318/.909 OPS with 29 doubles, 1 triple, 14 home runs and 50 RBI in 90 games.
  • Finished fourth in the NL MVP voting and was the starting second baseman for his first All-Star Game in 2019…also set career highs in average (.329), on-base pct. (.389), slugging pct. (.592), OPS (.981), home runs (32), doubles (36), RBI (92) and hits (187).
  • Acquired from the Mariners on Nov. 23, 2016 with RHP Taijuan Walker for INF Jean Segura, OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Zac Curtis.
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