D-backs sign Hill to extension

The Diamondbacks secured another of their infielders long-term on Friday, signing second baseman Aaron Hill to a three-year, $35 million extension.

Hill, who earned $5.5 million last season, was eligible for free agency at the end of the season. The Diamondbacks recently signed another of their potential free-agent infielders, third baseman Martin Prado, to a four-year, $40 million contract.

Hill, who turns 31 on March 21, batted .302 last season with 26 homers, 85 RBI and a career-high .882 OPS.

The Diamondbacks also announced Friday that they will dedicate Aaron Hill Field in Parker, Ariz. on March 25, as part of the “Diamonds Back” program.

“As soon as we determined that Aaron would be in Arizona long-term, he asked about getting more involved in the community and the APS Diamonds Back Field program was a great fit,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall.