Pennington, Arizona agree at $3,275,000

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Cliff Pennington of the Diamondbacks bats during the match between Team Australia and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) By Mark Nolan SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Cliff Pennington of the Diamondbacks bats during the match between Team Australia and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) By Mark Nolan

PHOENIX (AP) -- Infielder Cliff Pennington and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3,275,000 and avoided salary arbitration.

Pennington played 68 games with the Diamondbacks last season, hitting .254 with two homers and 10 RBIs. He missed two months of the season with a sprained thumb.

The 30-year-old was primarily a shortstop with Oakland, but filled a utility role in three seasons with Arizona, also playing second and third base.

He has hit 248 with 27 homers and 190 RBIs in seven big league seasons. Pennington made $2.75 million last season, completing a $5 million, two-year deal.

Three Diamondbacks remain among approximately 180 players eligible for arbitration: pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Addison Reed, and first baseman-outfielder Mark Trumbo.