D-Backs agree to deal with outfielder DaVanon

Updated: February 8, 2006, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Free-agent outfielder Jeff DaVanon agreed Tuesday to a $525,000, one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
108 2 15 42 .347 .231

The 32-year-old appeared in 108 games for the Los Angeles Angels last year and saw action at all three outfield positions. A switch-hitter, had a .231 batting average with two home runs and 15 RBI.

Los Angeles put DaVanon on waivers in mid-December.

DaVanon holds a conditional player option for 2007 that would be worth $700,000 if he has 90 active days on the major league roster this year, $900,000 if he has 120 active days, $1.1 million if he has 150 active days and $1.25 million if he has 180 active days.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Diamondbacks designated pitcher Michael Gosling for assignment. The Diamondbacks have 10 days to trade him, send him outright to the minor leagues or place him on waivers.


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