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MLB rumors: Corbin Carroll, Diamondbacks in long-term contract talks

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on from at home plate against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on October 02, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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Arizona Diamondbacks rookie outfielder Corbin Carroll has yet to play a full season in the majors, but the team already hopes to lock him up for the foreseeable future. According to the Republic of Arizona ’s Nick Piecoro, “The Diamondbacks have engaged Carroll in conversations about a long-term contract.” However, Piecoro added, “Details about the negotiations are unclear and the trade doesn’t appear to be Imminent.” ranks Carroll as the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball. Appearing in 32 games last season since debuting in August, he slashed .260/.330/.500 with four homers, nine doubles and two triples. The 22-year-old will be Arizona’s primary left fielder in 2023. Signed long-term contracts early in their careers, but things have changed in recent years. Piecoro pointed to Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez and Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco as players who “signed contracts after relatively short periods of service.” Carroll had less experience than either of those two players at the time he got the extension, so Piecolo noted that his “value may be closer to that of a player who signed an extension before going to the majors, Such as those given to [Chicago] White Sox outfielders Luis Robert (6 years, $50 million) and Eloy Jimenez (6 years, $43 million).” Many see Carroll as a future All-Star who will excel both on the board and on the floor, so it makes sense that Arizona would want to keep him long-term. He’ll be a big part of helping the Diamondbacks out of the major league abyss, as the team hasn’t posted a record above .500 since 2019.



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