Colorado Rockies ink infielder Jonathan Herrera to 1-year, $900K deal

Rockies avoid arbitration with Herrera

DENVER - Infielder Jonathan Herrera and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.

Herrera hit .262 with nine doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs and 29 runs in 86 games last season, when he was dogged by injuries. He missed a total of 39 games while on the DL, first with a strained right hamstring and then a left wrist infection.

The 28-year-old Venezuelan has spent his entire career with the Rockies after signing with them as a non-drafted free agent in 2002.

In 294 career major league games, he's hit .259 with seven homers and 50 RBIs.

The Rockies are also looking to settle the two arbitration deals with right handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and outfielder Dexter Fowler.

Chacin is seeking $2.6 million and the Rockies have offered him $1.7 million. Fowler is looking for $5.15 million while the club has offered him $4.25 million, according to Colorado

Both cases are expected to be one-year deals, the team website has reported.


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