Diamondbacks exercise Paul Goldschmidt’s 2019 option

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The Diamondbacks have exercised first baseman Paul Goldschmidt‘s 2019 club option worth $14.5 million, the club announced on Monday. No surprise there.

Goldschmidt, 31, turned in another terrific season, batting .290/.389/.533 with 33 home runs, 83 RBI, and 95 runs scored in 690 plate appearances. He managed to put up those numbers despite carrying a .681 OPS following an 0-for-4 performance on May 18.

Goldschmidt, a six-time All-Star, will become eligible for free agency after the 2019 season. Given his age, it seems unlikely that the Diamondbacks would want to entertain a long-term contract extension.