Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Oct 31, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (12) reacts after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning in game four of the 2023 World Series at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Amid a busy NFL Sunday, the Arizona Diamondbacks emerged with big news. The reigning National League pennant winners re-upped with one of their best position players.

The Diamondbacks re-signed outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Their decision to re-sign the 30-year-old was reported on X. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com was among the first to report the terms of the deal. Gurriel and the D’Backs reportedly agreed to a three-year/$42 million deal with an opt-out after Year 2 and a club option after the third year.

“Gurriel’s deal with Arizona will be three years and $42 million,” Feinsand said. “Deal also includes a club option for 2027. There is also an opt-out after the second season.”

Arizona acquired back on December 23, 2022, so almost a full calendar year has gone by since Gurriel landed in the desert. It seems the D’Backs are quite keen on keeping the 2023 All-Star outfielder around as this move keeps him locked in.

Through the 2023 season, Gurriel is a career .279 hitter. He’s hit 92 career home runs with 336 RBI in his six-year MLB career.

In 2014 and 2015, Gurriel won the gold medal representing his home country of Cuba in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games and then the 2015 World Port Tournament in the Netherlands.

This past season, Gurriel hit .261 with an OPS of .772. He hit 35 doubles, 24 home runs, and recorded 82 RBI and 65 runs scored. The D’Backs are hoping he remains a quality player while their window of opportunity has suddenly opened.

[Mark Feinsand]

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