• D-backs add veteran Hinske with one-year deal

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Dec 7, 2012
    The D-backs were at the center of some big rumors during the Winter Meetings on Tuesday, but the evening hit with the only actual news being a deal with veteran free agent Eric Hinske. Hinske won a World Series championship with Boston in 2007 and with the Yankees just two seasons later. Hinske, the 2002 American League Rookie of the Year, played at first base and in both outfield corners last season in 91 games for the Braves. He batted .306 with a home run and three RBIs in 16 games for the D-backs in 2012. While not naming names, general manager Kevin Towers said the D-backs have made contract offers to multiple free agents. "Just a veteran guy, left-handed bat, mostly thinking about bench for him," Gibson said. Nieves was designated for assignment by the Rockies after hitting .298 with one homer in 16 games with the Rockies and .306 with three homers in 111 at-bats for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
    • D-backs finish 1-year deals with Hinske, Nieves

      The Arizona Diamondbacks completed one-year contracts with free agent Eric Hinske and catcher Wil Nieves on Thursday.

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