Aaron Hill to spend three more years with Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Aaron Hill have come to an agreement on a three year extension through 2016 worth $35 million.

The $35 million will be added to his current salary of $5.5 million for this season, according to the Associated Press.

Hill is a second baseman who last season hit a career high .302 with 26 home runs, 44 doubles and 85 RBIs, which earned him the award of Silver Slugger.

Toronto traded Hill to Arizona in 2011 and he was key to the Diamondbacks making it to the NL West title in 2011.

Last season, he hit for the cycle twice in 11 days. He is the only other player than Babe Herman of Brooklyn in 1931 to hit for the cycle twice in a season.

In 2012 the local chapter of the Baseball Writers of America voted him as the most valuable player.

With the announcement of the extension the Diamondbacks are dedicating Aaron Hill Field in Parker, Ariz. on March 25, as part of the “Diamonds Back” program, according to Fox Sports.

President and CEO of the Diamonbacks, Derrick Hall, said, “As soon as we determined that Aaron would be in Arizona long-term, he asked about getting more involved in the community and the APS Diamonds Back Field program was a great fit.”

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