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Former Oriole Mora signs with Diamondbacks

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Former Oriole Mora signs with Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks signed former Oriole Melvin Mora to a one-year contract worth $2 million on Monday. Mora, who batted .285 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs in 354 plate appearances for the Colorado Rockies this season, is expected to help replace third baseman Mark Reynolds, whom the Diamondbacks traded to the Orioles earlier in the day. Mora, who will be 39 in February, will split time at third with Geoff Blum, 37, who was signed to a two-year contract last month. "We think we've got two good defenders [Mora and Blum]. We're not going to lose a lot defensively," Arizona general manager...

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