Jackson, Diamondbacks agree to one-year contract

Updated: February 17, 2009, 10:33 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Conor Jackson avoided a salary arbitration hearing with the Arizona Diamondbacks when he agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract worth $3.05 million.

The 26-year-old infielder and outfielder hit .300 with 12 homers and 75 RBIs in 144 games last year. He has a .287 career average with 44 homers and 222 RBIs over parts of four major league seasons.

Jackson had asked for $3.65 million when exchanging proposed arbitration figures with Arizona last month and had been offered $2.45 million. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time after making $419,500 last year.


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