According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have engaged in preliminary discussions toward a contract extension with Aaron Hill.
"We're interested in trying to come to an agreement with Aaron before the season starts," Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said on Monday evening. "We know he wants to be here and we obviously feel the same way and would like for him to be here." Hill batted .302/.360/.522 with 26 home runs, 85 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 156 games last season for the Snakes. The 30-year-old second baseman is currently scheduled to become a free agent following the 2013 campaign.