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Gurriel returns to D-Backs, per reports

Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., reportedly has agreed to terms on a three year deal with Arizona

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and free agent outfielder Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., have agreed to terms on a deal for Gurriel to return to Arizona, per reports. The deal is supposedly three years, $42 million, with a fourth year club option and an opt out after year two.

The 30 year old Gurriel went from Toronto to Arizona last offseason, along with Gabriel Moreno, in exchange for Daulton Varsho. He has been more of less a 2-3 win player the last few years, hitting a little less than you’d like your left fielder to hit, but making up for it with his glove.

It will be hard to truly evaluate this deal until the details of the option and opt out comes out, but it is somewhat surprising to see Gurriel getting an opt out. He’s a useful enough player, but not the type you’d normally expect to see get an opt out.