Former Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has reportedly found a new home in NL West.
Jon Heyman of The New York Post reported Friday, citing sources, that Longoria has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Longoria joins the third MLB team in 16 seasons. He played his 477 games in the last five years with the Giants, batting . 250/. 312/.
In 2022, Longoria batted .244/.315/.451 with 14 RBIs and 42 RBIs in 89 games against San Francisco.
In November, the Giants declined Longoria’s $13 million contract option for the 2023 season, instead paying him a $5 million buyout. That roster move opened up opportunities at third base for David Villar, Wilmer Flores and prospective Casey Schmidt.
As a result of the move, Longoria packed up and entered free agency for the first time in his career.
Josh Rojas, a 28-year-old left-handed hitter, was the Diamondbacks’ main third baseman last season. In Arizona, Longoria is hot in his corner and could spend time as a designated hitter in what could be his final MLB season.
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Longoria will get the chance to reunite with his former Giants teammates when San Francisco travels to Chase Field for the May 11-14 four-game series.
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