5 years ago

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks are "quite optimistic" about soon agreeing to a three- or four-year extension with Martin Prado.

Prado is currently due to become a free agent following the 2013 season, but the Diamondbacks picked him up from the Braves on Thursday with the idea of keeping him for the long-term. The 29-year-old batted .301/.359/.438 with 10 homers, 70 RBI and 17 steals in 156 games last season for the Braves and is slated to be Arizona's starting third baseman moving forward.