January 20, 2011
During the media preview of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers announced the team had come to terms with two of its four arbitration eligible players.
Starting pitcher Joe Saunders agreed to a one-year deal worth approximately $5.5 million. This is Saunders final year of arbitration and is eligible to become a free agent after the 2011 season. After his trade to Arizona as part of the Dan Haren deal Saunders pitched well but came up short in run support leading to a 3-7 with a 4.25 ERA.