D-backs ink veteran infielder Punto to Minor League deal

D-backs ink veteran infielder Punto to Minor League deal

The D-backs have signed veteran infielder Nick Punto to a Minor League deal with an invite to their big league Spring Training camp, according to a baseball source. The club has not confirmed the signing.

Punto, 37, has played multiple infield positions in his 14-year career, and he will combine with Chad Pennington to back up third baseman Yasmany Tomas, shortstop Chris Owings and second baseman Aaron Hill.

Punto has posted a lifetime slash line of .245/.323/.323 with the Phillies, Twins, Cardinals, Red Sox, Dodgers and A's. He hit .207 with two homers and a .589 OPS in 73 games with Oakland in 2014.

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