Saunders wants to return to D-backs
Spoke with D-backs lefty Joe Saunders this morning who said he’s still hopeful of returning to the team. Saunders is eligible for salary arbitration and could command a salary of between $8 million to $9 million. The team seems interested in signing him to a two-year deal more so than paying what it would cost to go through arbitration with him.
“I do want to stay here,” Saunders said. “It’s just a matter of if the D-backs want to bring me back.”
The D-backs have until Dec. 12 to tender Saunders. If they decide to non-tender him he would become a free agent.
— Steve Gilbert