MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reports that the Diamondbacks are working hard to avoid an arbitration hearing with left fielder Conor Jackson.
The D-Backs haven’t required a hearing since Josh Byrnes took over as general manager in 2005. Jackson asked for $3.65MM and the club countered with $2.45MM back when figures were filed. The 26-year-old hit .300/.376/.446 in ’08 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI. He is Arizona’s last unsigned arbitration-eligible player.