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Chad Tracy


Tracy was back in the lineup Tuesday night after leaving Monday's game because of back spasms. Tracy slid head first into third base, colliding face and neck first with 3B Pedro Feliz's knee and arching his back awkwardly.


The Arizona Diamondbacks and Tracy have agreed to a three-year, $13.25 million contract extension. The deal is guaranteed through 2009 and includes a team option for the following season. Tracy, who is making $381,000 this season, gets a $1 million signing bonus, $2.75 million next year, $3.75 million in 2008 and $4.75 million in 2009. Arizona has a $7 million option for 2010 with a $1 million buyout.


Tracy is on the move yet again. The 25-year-old infielder, who shifted from third base to first to make room for offseason acquisition Troy Glaus, now will see the majority of his playing time in right field for the Diamondbacks. With Jose Cruz designated for assignment on Wednesday, the team will shift Shawn Green to center, creating the opening for Tracy in right. Veteran Tony Clark and top prospect Conor Jackson will split duties at first base.


Tracy notched the first multihomer game of his major league career, clearing the outfield fence twice in Sunday's 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. The Diamondbacks' first baseman connected for a solo homer off Tim Stauffer in the third inning before adding a two-run shot off Chris Hammond in the seventh.


Tracy went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the San Francisco Giants, equalling his career high for hits in a game. Three of the first baseman's knocks were doubles, which matched a Diamondbacks franchise mark. Over his last seven games, Tracy is 13-for-24 (.542) with five doubles, one home run and three RBI.