The Arizona Diamondbacks and A.J. Pollock are "not far apart" in talks to avoid arbitration.
Pollock is the only Arizona player eligible for salary arbitration who has not reached an agreement on a one-year deal.
The outfielder filed for arbitration Friday at $3.9 million, while the team countered with $3.65 million.
"We're not far apart," Dave Stewart said. "We're willing, if they're willing, to get to a ground where this thing doesn't have to go [to a hearing]. Both sides have to be willing, and if that can happen because the numbers are so close, we should be able to get this thing settled."
The team had expressed a desire to sign Pollock to a multiyear contract.