Corbin Carroll, Diamondbacks agree to 8-year, $111 million deal Czech Republic beats China 8-5 at WBC, Cuba gets its 1st win
PHOENIX – Outfielder Corbin Carroll and the Arizona Diamondbacks signed an eight-year, $111 million contract that also has a club option for the 2031 season.
The D-backs announced the duration of the deal. A person with direct knowledge of the contract confirmed the financial terms. This person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose these details.
Carroll, 22, is one of baseball’s hottest prospects and one of the favorites to bet, according to bookmaker FanDuel, to win NL Rookie of the Year this season. Carroll was very good in a late-season cameo last season, batting .260 with four homers and 14 RBIs in 32 games.
The Diamondbacks have not historically been known for spending a lot of money, but were willing to pay to have Carroll become the franchise’s cornerstone. Quiet speedster hails from Seattle.
He is part of a young backbone of defensemen, including outfielders. Alec Thomas, Jake McCarthycatcher Gabriel Moreno and pitchers Brandon Pfaadt, Dray Jameson And Tommy Henry. Arizona finished last season with a score of 74-88.
TOKYO. Martin Muzyk hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning, and the Czech Republic beat China 8-5 on Friday at the World Baseball Classic.
The Czech Republic overcame a 5-4 deficit in the ninth and Filip Smola added an RBI single in the team’s first game in Group A.
Matej Mensik also scored for the Czechs, connecting in the third. Marek Minarik was the winner, closing out with 2 2/3 clean innings.
Hai Cheng Gong was defeated when China fell to 0:2. On Thursday, he lost to Japan 8:1.
An amateur Czech team had fun in Japan. Some players even surfed ahead of the tournament during games in Miyazaki in southwestern Japan.
“We enjoy our stay in Japan,” said Czech player Marek Chlup. “In Miyazaki, some players were swimming.”
CUBA 13, PANAMA 4
TAICHUNG, Taiwan — Cuba has landed 21 strikes and taken their first World Baseball Classic victory after losing their first two games in Group A.
Panama took a 4-2 lead after two innings, breaking out with four runs in the second inning. Ruben Tejada. But Cuba scored four times in the sixth, five in the seventh and two more in the eighth for a lopsided victory.
Yoan Moncada was 3 of 5 with four RBIs and Yadir Drake went 4 of 4 with two RBIs to lead the Cubans.
Luis Miguel Tejada was the winning pitcher and Matthew Hardy took the loss to Panama.
Both teams play 1-2 in Group A.