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D-Backs continue their winter shopping

Updated: December 12, 2004, 10:51 PM ET
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Arizona Diamondbacks: The Diamondbacks reached preliminary agreement with shortstop Royce Clayton on a one-year deal worth about $1.3 million.

The deal, announced Sunday, is pending a physical.

Clayton hit .279 with eight homers and 54 RBIss for Colorado last season, but the Rockies decided to use rookie Clint Barmes next year at shortstop.

Clayton, who will be 35 on opening day, is a .257 hitter over 14 seasons with 105 homers and 627 RBIss. As an All-Star in 1997, he batted ...

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