Diamondbacks discussed extension with Paul Goldschmidt last spring

Dec 5, 2018, 4:14 PM | Updated: 4:39 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt looks on from the dugout before the baseball game against th...
Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt looks on from the dugout before the baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)
(AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)

The Arizona Diamondbacks discussed an extension with former first baseman Paul Goldschmidt last spring, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.

Per Gambadoro, the D-backs discuss extensions with the appropriate players each spring. That included Goldschmidt before the start of last season, who was entering the second-to-last year of his five-year, $32 million extension.

Goldschmidt was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for three prospects and a draft pick. The final year of his contract for the 2019 season is on a salary of $14.5 million.

Starting pitcher Zack Greinke ($31.5 million) and outfielder Yasmany Tomas ($15.5 million) both have hefty contracts for next season while starting pitcher Patrick Corbin reportedly agreed to a deal with the Washington Nationals and outfielder A.J. Pollock remains a free agent.

Goldschmidt, 31, is widely regarded as one of the D-backs’ best-ever players. He has made six straight All-Star games since 2013, won three Gold Gloves and finished in the top-3 of MVP voting on three separate occasions.

After a poor start to the season, Goldschmidt recovered last year to a .290 batting average for 33 home runs and 93 RBI.

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