PHOENIX (AP) —fans when he got emotional during a game in 2015 after believing media reports he had been traded.About 3½ years later http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey , a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks suits him just fine.Flores and the Diamondbacks finalized a one-year contract on Monday, guaranteeing the infielder $4.25 million. He gets a $3.75 million salary this year as part of the deal, which includes a $6 million team option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.“I’ve always liked playing in Arizona. It’s one of my favorite stadiums,” said Flores, who is close friends with Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta. “When they called and had interest in me, I wanted to go there.”Flores became a free agent last month when the Mets didn’t offer a 2019 contract.A versatile 27-year-old, Flores hit .267 with 11 home runs and 51 RBIs last year, playing first, second and third base. He made $3.4 million.Flores is a career .262 hitter with 68 homers and 253 RBIs in parts of six seasons Ivan Rodriguez Jersey , all with the Mets.He can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses in 2019 based on plate appearances: $25,000 for 400, $50,000 each for 450, 500 and 550, and $75,000 for 600.Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said Flores will play primarily at second base, but could see some time at third and first. Flores playing second base regularly likely would mean Ketel Marte will move to center field after appearing in 131 games at second last season.“We feel like he’s a quality player and from an offensive perspective, adds to our lineup http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey ,” Hazen said. “Has a little bit of power, good contact ability, hits really good pitching. We just felt like he complemented our position player group nicely.”Flores became a Mets fan favorite when he teared up at shortstop during a game against San Diego on July 29, 2015, thinking he had been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. The proposed swap for Carlos Gomez fell through, and two days later Flores hit a game-ending 12th-inning homer to beat Washington.To clear a roster spot, Arizona left-hander Jared Miller was designated for assignment. Mark Brown/Getty ImagesTrade rumors surrounding Bryce Harper gained steam on the eve of Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline, but theWashington Nationalsmade it clear his immediate future was in the nation's capital.Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo made it clear Tuesday morning that the team did not plan on trading its star outfielder, perChelsea Janes of the Washington Post:"Bryce is not going anywhere. I believe in this team."Those comments shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given that Rizzo recently told106.7 The Fan (h/t The Athletic'sKen Rosenthal) that Harper is "near and dear to my heart personally."A Nationals official also recently toldRosenthalthat the team would not improve by trading the face of the franchise."I'm glad to still be in this clubhouse Prince Fielder Jersey ," Harper told reporters after the deadline, adding that Rizzo personally assured him he wasn't being moved.Rumors have popped up as the team is in the midst of a disappointing season. After winning 95-plus games and making the playoffs in each of the past two campaigns, the team sits at 52-53 and in third place in the National League East. It is 5.5 games back both in the division and in the wild-card race.There wasspeculationthat the Nationals' series against the Miami Marlins this past weekend was going to determine whether they would be buyers or sellers at the deadline. After splitting the four-game series, their status remained unclear.Until Tuesday, that is.Harper has long been expected to command one of the largest contracts in baseball history when he hits free agency this winter. However, like his team, he has struggled in 2018. He is hitting just .220, although he still has 25 home runs and 62 RBI.Of course, his top moment of the season came when he put on a show for the hometown crowd at the 2018 Home Run Derby:That may have given him a boost heading into the second half, as he has hit .286 with two home runs Adrian Beltre Jersey , one double and eight RBI in nine games since the All-Star break.Trading Harper wouldn't necessarily preclude Washington from re-signing the 2015 NL MVP this offseason. It's hard to see, though, how it would help its cause, other than the fact that it could bring back players who could help it win in the future.Teams may have been intrigued by the possibility of acquiring Harper at the deadline, but it appears as though the league will have to wait until the winter to make a run at the six-time All-Star.