The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to terms of an extension with infielder Nick Ahmed. The terms of the extension have it laid out as a four-year, $32.5 million contract for the infielder who has played all of his six-year career for the Diamondbacks. The Arizona Republic writer Nick Piecoro announced the news on Twitter after the two sides had reportedly settled on the terms of the extension. With Spring Training drawing near, the Diamondbacks are ensuring that they get this done before the start of the 2020 season. The contract extension will also void the final year of arbitration eligibility that Ahmed was entering this season.
The Diamondbacks announce they have agreed to terms with shortstop Nick Ahmed on a four-year contract. According to a source, the deal is worth a guaranteed $32.5 million with a chance to earn more in bonuses.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) February 10, 2020
In 2019, Ahmed played in 158 games for the Diamondbacks, where he would produce a .254/.316/.437 slash line with 19 home runs and 82 RBI on the year. Ahmed would take home Player of the Week Honors during the 2019 season as well for his performances on the diamond. Ahmed also boasts a .979 fielding percentage taking home a Gold Glove award this past fall for his play in the infield for the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are looking to bounce back in 2020, after having a confusing 2019 season. The team was not set on trying to contend or sell after the team’s start last year, barely hanging in the playoff race, but falling off and coming short of the postseason. Ultimately they would sell at the deadline, giving up pieces like Zack Greinke, who was moved to the Houston Astros.