"He's a guy who could have some pretty big impact on our team and in our lineup."
- Dave Stewart
"I think he's a good hitter and has a really good approach. I think he has a chance to hit .280 with 25 homers."
- American League scout
Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and the D-backs have agreed to a six-year deal worth $68.5 million.
General manager Dave Stewart said the Diamondbacks' were high on Cuban power bat Yasmany Tomas during this month's general managers meetings, and now we know how high.
Yasmany Tomas' six-year, $68.5 million deal will become the largest contract given to a free agent in D-backs history. The previous high contract given to a free agent by the D-backs was the four-year, $52.4 million deal that brought left-hander Randy Johnson to Arizona prior to the 1999 season.
For the past two years, nearly every Diamondbacks transaction has been met with raised eyebrows throughout the baseball industry. Their latest move drew the same reaction — only in a good way.
The Blue Jays have officially struck a deal to acquire third baseman Josh Donaldson from the Athletics. Heading back to Oakland are infielder Brett Lawrie, righty Kendall Graveman, shortstop Franklin Barreto, and lefty Sean Nolin.