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Geoff Blum signs with Diamondbacks

Updated: November 15, 2010, 5:32 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Infielder Geoff Blum became the first of the 166 free agents to switch teams, agreeing Monday to a $2.7 million, two-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

New general manager Kevin Towers said the move is "the first step" in improving the team's bench.

The 37-year-old had two home runs and 22 RBIs in 93 games for the Houston Astros last season. He had 14 pinch hits in 42 pinch-hit appearances

Blum, who gets $1.35 million annually, has played for five ...

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