Alexi Amarista signs two-year contract with Padres


Utility man Alexi Amarista, who was arbitration eligible for the first time, has agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract with the Padres according to Jon Heyman of

MLB Trade Rumors had Amarista projected to make $1.5 million via arbitration for 2015, so the Padres are getting a relative bargain in the two-year deal.

Of course, given how much Amarista has struggled offensively–he’s a career .234 hitter with a .615 OPS–there’s no guarantee he’d avoid being non-tendered in 2016 and so in the meantime the 26-year-old locks himself into a little more guaranteed money.