Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks signed the versatile
Martin Prado to a four-year contract extension on Thursday.
Prado was acquired in the seven-player trade that sent outfielder Justin Upton
to the Atlanta Braves last week.
The 29-year-old native of Venezuela had spent his entire seven-year career
with Atlanta and was an All-Star in 2010. He has played primarily second base,
third base and left field during his career and is a .295 hitter with 52
homers and 286 RBI over 683 games.
Last season, Prado appeared in a career-high 156 contests and batted .301 with
42 doubles, 10 homers, 70 RBI and 81 runs scored. He led the National League
with 60 multi-hit games.
Prado's new deal will extend through 2016.
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