Arizona exercises option for right-hander Rauch

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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have exercised the 2010 contract option on reliever Jon Rauch .

The 6-foot-11 right-hander will make $2.9 million in 2010. The Diamondbacks would have had to pay $100,000 to buy out the contract.

Rauch was 4-8 with a 4.14 ERA and a career-high 18 saves in 74 appearances with the Washington Nationals and Diamondbacks last season.

He was 0-6 with a 6.56 ERA in 26 games after he came to Arizona in a trade for infielder Emilio Bonafacio on July 22.

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