D-backs sign Daniel Descalso; designate Phil Gosselin for assignment

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed INF Daniel Descalso (@DanielDescalso) to a 1-year contract and designated INF Phil Gosselin for assignment, as announced by D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen.
 
Descalso, 30, posted career highs in on-base pct. (.349), OPS (.773) and home runs (8) in 2016, while hitting .264 (66-for-250) with 12 doubles and 38 RBI in 99 games for the Rockies. He also batted .271 (56-for-207) vs. right-handers with a career best .357 on-base pct., .425 slugging pct. and .782 OPS.
 
The left-handed hitting infielder is 1 of 2 players since 2010 with 95-or-more starts at second base (132), third base (97) and shortstop (141) [also: Mike Aviles]. A 2011 World Series champion with the Cardinals, Descalso has appeared in 44 career postseason games, the fifth-most among NL players since 2011, behind Matt Holliday (58), Jon Jay (58), Yadier Molina (57) and David Freese (48).
 
Over parts of 7 Major League seasons, Descalso has hit .242 (401-for-1,658) with 83 doubles, 15 triples, 23 home runs and 171 RBI in 729 games with the Cardinals (2010-14) and Rockies (2015-16).
 
Gosselin, 28, appeared in 146 games over parts of 2 seasons with Arizona in 2015-16 and hit .283 (81-for-286) with 17 doubles, 2 triples, 5 homers and 26 RBI.