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D-backs avoid arbitration, agree to two-year contract with Josh Collmenter

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PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have avoided arbitration and agreed to a two-year contract with options for 2016-17 with right-handed pitcher Josh Collmenter, according to D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers.

Collmenter, who turns 29 on Feb. 7, was the first Arizona reliever to lead the NL in innings pitched (92.0) in 2013, going 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA (32 ER) in 49 games. He also paced the NL with a club-record 9 relief appearances of at least 3.0 innings, while his 29.0 innings in extra frames were the most in Major League Baseball since Tug McGraw's 29.0 in 1972.

Collmenter has gone 20-18 with a 3.40 ERA (127 ER in 336.2 IP) in 108 games (35 starts) in three seasons with the D-backs. He was selected by Arizona in the 15th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, and earned the win in Game 3 of the 2011 NLDS vs. Brewers (1 ER in 7.0 IP).

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