The Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal with free-agent utilityman Kelby Tomlinson, per Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com (Twitter links). He’ll receive a minor-league pact with a camp invite and potential $850K salary in the big leagues.
Tomlinson, 28, has seen his offensive production lag over the past several seasons following a promising start to his career. Over 374 trips to the plate since the start of 2017, he’s hitting just .237/.305/.293 with one home run and nine stolen bases.
As the Giants prepared for another winter of uncertainty, they recently dropped the out-of-options Tomlinson from their 40-man roster, making him eligible for minor-league free agency. If he proves worthy of another MLB chance with the Snakes, he could offer his new organization quite a bit of versatility. Over his time in the majors, Tomlinson has logged innings at second, short, and third while also lining up a few times in the outfield.