Diamondbacks Sign Punto
(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks signed infielder Nick Punto to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Wednesday.
Punto will make the major league minimum of $507,500 if he makes the team's Opening Day roster. Punto will still receive $2.7 million from the Oakland Athletics who released him in December.
The 37-year-old switch-hitting Punto has played second base, third base, shortstop, and outfield throughout his career. If he makes the major league roster he's expected to back up third baseman Yasmany Tomas, second baseman Aaron Hill, and shortstop Chris Owings.
Punto has played with the Phillies, Twins, Cardinals, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Athletics throughout his 14-year career. During that time he's compiled a .245 average with 19 home runs, 421 runs scored, and 104 stolen bases.
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