the republic logo

The Colorado Rockies avoided salary arbitration with third baseman Nolan Arenado on Friday by agreeing to a $5 million, 1-year contract

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have avoided salary arbitration with third baseman on Friday by agreeing to a $5 million, one-year contract, nearly 10 times the $512,500 he earned last year.

Arenado is coming off a season in which led the major leagues with 130 RBIs. He also tied Washington's Bryce Harper for most homers in the National League with 42.

The 24-year-old Arenado also had a stellar season in the field as he captured his third straight Gold Glove award. He led all third basemen in total chances (507), assists (385) and double plays (42).

A second-round pick in 2009, Arenado has a career .281 batting average with 70 homers and 243 RBIs.

Two players swapped numbers with the team. Outfielder asked for $3.9 million and the Rockies offered $2.7 million, while second baseman asked for $3.3 million and was offered $2.8 million.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2016 The Republic, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.