Diamondbacks Re-Signal Jake Hager To Minor League Deal

The Diamondbacks have re-signed infielder Jake Hager to a minor league deal, in keeping with the MILB transaction log.

Hager, 30 in every week, slashed .240/.345/.280 for the Diamondbacks over 59 plate appearances final yr. He spent the majority of the yr at Triple-A, the place he picked up 5 house runs as a part of a .261/.342/.391 line throughout 303 plate appearances. That was the second stint Hager had had with the Diamondbacks. After being claimed off waivers from the Mets, Arizona launched him on the finish of the 2021 season earlier than bringing him again on a minor league deal.

Initially drafted thirty second total by the Rays again in 2011, Hager toiled away within the minors for Tampa Bay, Milwaukee and Seattle earlier than the Mets lastly gave him his first style of the majors in 2021. He didn’t hit a lot throughout a quick spell with the Mets and Diamondbacks in 2021, and all advised Hager’s put collectively a .197/.307/.224 line throughout 89 profession MLB plate appearances.

Hager got here by way of the minors as a shortstop, however has bounced across the discipline in his brief time within the majors, logging time at second, third and shortstop in addition to each nook outfield spots. For the third-straight season, Hager will present the Snakes with some infield depth within the higher minors.