Diamondbacks Sign Bob Howry

The Diamondbacks signed reliever Bob Howry to a one-year, $2.25MM deal today.  The contract pays $2MM in 2010 and has a $3MM club option for 2011 with a $250K buyout.  Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic first reported the agreement on Saturday, while MLB.com's Steve Gilbert added contract details today.

Howry, 36, posted a 3.39 ERA, 6.5 K/9, and 3.3 BB/9 in 63.6 innings for the Giants in 2009.  We first heard the D'Backs were interested in the Arizona native a few weeks back after LaTroy Hawkins was scooped up by the Brewers.  Howry is the D'Backs' second bullpen addition of the winter, as they acquired Aaron Heilman from the Cubs in November.

Tim Dierkes contributed to this post.



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