AZ Diamondbacks, infielder Aaron Hill agree to 3-year extension

AZ Diamondbacks, infielder Aaron Hill agree to 3-year extension

CREATED Feb. 8, 2013

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced an agreement to a three-year extension through 2016 with infielder Aaron Hill, according to D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers. 

In a news release, the D-backs said that 30-year-old Hill was the first D-backs infielder to earn a Silver Slugger Award® in 2012 after hitting a career-high .302 (184-for-609) with 44 doubles, 6 triples, 26 home runs and 85 RBI in his first full season with Arizona.

He also established career-highs in slugging percentage (.552), OPS (.882) and extra-base hits (76) on his way to being selected as the D-backs' MVP by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA. 

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Scottsdale resident also was named to The Sporting News 2012 NL All-Star Team and as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league.

Hill was acquired from the Blue Jays on Aug. 23, 2011 with infielder John McDonald in exchange for infielder Kelly Johnson. 

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