The Arizona Diamondbacks made the first step toward solidifying an uncertain future on Tuesday by signing their best player to a long-term extension. In a humble press conference at Salt River Fields, the D-backs made second baseman Ketel Marte’s five-year, $76 million extension official. Marte had two years of club options left on his existing deal, which are now guaranteed…

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Derek Montilla, occasionally known as The Mayor of PHNX, has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks beat for over 10 seasons. He's a career .093 hitter as an amateur with more errors than runs scored, so everyone decided that the press box was a better fit. The Arizona native is a diehard fan of all Valley sports and can also be found roaming free ringside at local pro wrestling shows.

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