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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 10:32

Eric ByrnesEric Byrnes will be staying with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Byrnes signed a 3-year, $30 million contract extension today that will keep him with the DBacks until 2010. As reported by the AP:

"I don't think we could have signed a better guy to represent this team and this organization than Eric Byrnes," manager Bob Melvin said. "First and foremost, what he does out on the field. He leaves it out there every inning of every game. With the group of young guys coming up, this is the perfect example to have for these guys to learn from."

Byrnes, who is making $4,575,000 this year, gets a $2 million signing bonus payable in two installments next year. He receives salaries of $6 million next season and $11 million each in 2009 and 2010.

Byrnes said he will be donating $250,000 to the Pat Tillman Foundation.

He is batting .303 with 17 homers, 64 RBIs, 21 doubles and 28 steals.

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