Diamondbacks settle with Montero and Roberts
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)
Montero's agreement Tuesday came just ahead of the scheduled start of what would have been the first salary arbitration hearing of the year. The deal was $200,000 below the midpoint of the $6.8 million he had asked for and the $5.4 million Arizona had offered.
Montero hit .282 with 18 homers and 86 RBIs last year, when he made $3.2 million. Roberts batted .249 with 19 homers, 65 RBIs and 18 steals, earning $423,500. His agreement was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $2,275,000 he had asked for abd the $1.65 million he had been offered.
Twenty-five players remain in arbitration, with hearings scheduled through Feb. 17.