Dbacks, Montero agree to new contract

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PHOENIX -- A person with knowledge of the situation says Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract.

The person asked not to be identified because the agreement had not officially been announced. That is expected to happen within the next two days.

Montero avoided arbitration by signing a 1-year, $5.9 million contract for this season.

He and the Diamondbacks had announced in spring training that the sides were far apart and were putting the contract issue aside until the season ended. Obviously, that changed in recent weeks.

The new deal will put him under contract through the 2017 season.

The contract agreement first was reported by FOXSports.com.