Diamondbacks sign infielder Blum to 2-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday signed veteran infielder Geoff Blum to a two-year, $2.7 million contract, a move that new general manager Kevin Towers said is “the first step” in improving the team’s bench.

The 37-year-old Blum had two home runs and 22 RBIs in 93 games for the Houston Astros last season. He had 14 pinch hits in 42 pinch-hit appearances

Blum, who gets $1.35 million annually, has played for five teams in parts of 12 major league seasons. He has a career .251 average with 97 home runs and 468 RBIs.