D-backs pick up Descalso's option for 2018

D-backs pick up Descalso's option for 2018

The D-backs have picked up their club option on infielder Daniel Descalso, bringing him back into the fold for the 2018 season.

Descalso will make $2 million for the 2018 season; the eight-year veteran made $1.35 million in the '17 season. Descalso, who signed with the D-backs as a free agent last offseason, set career highs with 10 home runs and 51 RBIs in '17, while putting up a .233/.332/.395 slash line over 131 games. He also chipped in a pair of postseason home runs for Arizona, which lost to the Dodgers in an NLDS sweep.

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Descalso provides the D-backs value with his versatility on defense, having played at five positions in the field and even chipping in a pair of mop-up appearances on the mound. For his career, Descalso is a .240 hitter with a .677 OPS.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.