Diamondbacks Notes: Goldschmidt, Towers, Delgado

Here's the latest news from Chase Field…

  • Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers said "there may be" other players he will look into extending this spring, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona (via Twitter).  Paul Goldschmidt and Ian Kennedy look like the two top candidates for extensions in Magruder's opinion.  The club is already talking to Goldschmidt about a long-term deal and Kennedy agreed to a one-year, $4.265MM deal for 2013 in his first year of arbitration eligibility.  Kennedy and Goldschmidt are under the Diamondbacks' control through the 2015 and 2017 seasons, respectively.
  • Towers said he didn't talk to Goldschmidt's agent from SFX today, Magruder tweets.  Towers didn't have any new details since the two sides met last week.
  • Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (Twitter link) senses more optimism about a possible Goldschmidt extension than he did last month.  Goldschmidt originally wasn't interested in negotiating when Towers approached him about a multiyear deal earlier this winter.
  • Randall Delgado talks to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic about being able to focus just on pitching with the D'Backs after being the subject of trade rumors for several months.  Delgado was part of the trade package sent to Arizona from Atlanta in the Justin Upton deal, and last summer the Braves nearly sent Delgado to the Cubs in exchange for Ryan Dempster.  “I heard my name in other rumors before, but this one was like big," Delgado said about the Dempster speculation.  "It was on TV. It was on radio. It was everywhere. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God. I feel like I’m more on that team than here.’

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